MANILA – The online auditions for the 2019 Pinoy K-pop star have begun, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) announced Friday.

This is “the biggest annual talent search competition for Filipino K-pop performers and cover groups,” KCC said in an e-mail to the Philippine News Agency (PNA).

The finalists will be selected on July 10. The grand finals will be held on July 27 at Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Taguig City.

The 2019 Pinoy K-pop Star is the Philippine finals for the Changwon K-pop World Festival in Korea.

The competition will have two categories—the vocal category, a singing competition, and the performance category, which is both a singing and dancing competition.

Interested parties, preferably 18 years old and above, need to upload audition videos on YouTube and send it to the Korean Cultural Center on or before June 26.

Former grand prize winners of the Pinoy K-pop Star competition who already represented the Philippines in Korea for the Changwon K-pop World Festival are no longer eligible to join the contest.

The grand prize winners of these two categories will represent the country in the first round of semi-finals of the Changwon K-pop World Festival which will be held online. If the Philippine representatives qualify for the grand finals in Korea, they will fly to Korea to join the grand final competition on October 11.

For the complete set of guidelines, contact the Korean Cultural Center at (02 878-6319 or email [email protected] You can also visit for more information. (PNA)