In what could be seen as its biggest programming move in years, government channel People’s Television Network, Inc. (PTNI).has partnered with HBKOR, Inc., to produce the first ever Korean Pop Idol Search in the Philippines. The K-Pop Idol Search (KIS – Pinoy Edition) is the first leg of an Asian roadshow to discover highly-promising Asian talents. It is a competition that integrates the ultimate artistic expression of body and voice, including fashion style and bearing to convey a total stage performance.
“After about 40 years of exclusively servicing government programs, public affairs and news of national relevance, KIS Pinoy shall showcase PTV4’s transformation into a more commercially-competitive television network, towards targeting to increase viewership by a big margin in the middle of 2014,” PTV4 General Manager Cleo Dongga-said at the media launch held last week at the Isabella Room of the Makati Shangri-la.
To be aired on PTV4 sometime September this year, the KIS Pinoy shall pioneer the People’s Television Network’s wholesome entertainment shows. The competition is open to all Filipino individuals, 14-35 years old, who love to sing and dance, and dream of becoming a world stage performer. Interested parties must have no existing management and recording contracts, locally and internationally.
“Together with Korean-based renowned artists and investors, I am here to help revolutionize entertainment shows in the Philippines. We recognize the immense and extraordinary performing arts talents of the Filipinos. We are here to help bring the promising performers on the world stage,” vowed Kim Jung Su, consultant of PTV4 and lead sponsor of the project.
To ensure that the show reaches a wider audience, the PTV executive added that the network is also currently improving its signal as well exploring the possibility of live streaming the show. A 5-year exclusive contract with a Korean-based talent management company, a 6-month intensive training in Korea, and a more than P2 million cash await the five winners of the K-Pop Idol Search (KIS) Pinoy Edition.
While it may be a KPOP search, the organizers clarified that interested contestants are not limited to singing Korean songs, and can sing any song/language in the auditions. “What makes this search different from the rest of this kind of shows in the Philippines is that, provincial winners are chosen at the preliminary stage.
An all-Korean panel shall select one (1) qualifier from each of the 82 provinces, and the 17 Local Government Units (LGUs) in Metro Manila. Highly-Urbanized Cities (HUCs) are covered within and represented by the provincial unit. Some 99 provincial qualifiers shall compete for the regional qualifying stage,” announces Mr. Kim.
On top of the five (5) champions in the finals, KIS Pinoy shall also recognize promising talents, with monthly special citations given out every end of the month with the end day of each month as cut-off date.
These are: KIS Pinoy Idol of the Month; Most Promising Idol (14-18 years old); Darling of the Media; The Voice of KIS Pinoy; The Look of KIS Pinoy; The Move of KIS Pinoy. Others awards are: Trendsetter of Mindanao, Visayas, Luzon and Metro Manila. The preliminary search will be from April 1 to August 31.
Interested individuals shall create its own audition video which shall be personally handed over to the HBKOR Secretariat that will be touring around the Philippines to accept entries. Locations and dates of availability of the HBKOR Secretariat are to be found at www.kispinoy.com.
For those who need quality recording, the Organizer has partnered with a company to install mobile state-of-the-art recording studios in designated places.
For more information, the KIS Pinoy National Secretariat can be reached at (T) (02) 5516835, (02) 5516834, or may log on for more information at www.kispinoy.com.
Check out the full mechanics below:
WHO CAN JOIN
The competition is open to all Filipino individuals, 14-35 years old, who love to sing and dance, and dream of becoming a world stage performer.
Interested parties must have no existing management and recording contracts, locally and internationally.
HOW TO JOIN (PRELIMINARY-LEVEL SEARCH – AUDITION
An audition video must be created and should include the following:
Self –introduction: maximum of one (1) minute
Song Performance: 1-2 minutes
Dance Performance: 1-2 minutes
MANNER OF SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES
On-Ground | Personal Appearance Required A DVD of the audition material, plus an accomplished registration form must be personally handed over to the HBKOR Secretariat that will be stationed in key cities nationwide.
Personal appearance is required. Locations and dates of availability of the HBKOR Secretariat can be found at www.kispinoy.com).
ACCESS TO (MOBILE) STATE-OF-THE ART RECORDING STUDIOS
To assist interested individuals in producing an audition material, an appointed partner shall be installing recording machines in various locations throughout the Philippines for the entire audition period. Use of the mobile recording studios is not mandatory.
HBKOR Secretariat booths shall be set up within the studio locations to accept the audition material right after the recording. Actual locations and availability dates of the mobile studios can be found at www.kispinoy2014.com.ph)
DATE OF SUBMISION OF ENTRIES Entries are accepted from April 01 to August 31, 2014.
CRITERIA FOR JUDGING IN THE PRELIMINARY SCREENING
Voice Quality 40%
Dance Moves 35%
Overall Impact 35% (includingfashion style, bearing)
CRITERIA FOR JUDGING FROM THE SEMI-FINALS TO THE FINALS
Voice Quality 40%
Dance Moves 20%
Overall Impact 20% (includingfashion style, bearing)
Audience Impact 20% (Text Votes) Total 100%
SPECIAL AWARDS FOR PROMISING TALENTS (SAPS) Preliminary screening (audition) period: April 01 to August 31, 2014. KIS PINOY monthly special citations will be given out, every end of the month with the end day of each month as cut-off date. Awardees are announced at www.kispinoy.com
1. KIS Pinoy Idol of the Month
2. KIS Pinoy Most Promising Idol (14-18 years old)
3. KIS Pinoy Darling of the Media
4. The Voice of KIS Pinoy
5. The Look of KIS Pinoy
6. The Move of KIS Pinoy
7. KIS Pinoy Trendsetter of Mindanao
8. KIS Pinoy Trendsetter of Visayas
9. KIS Pinoy Trendsetter of Luzon
10. KIS Pinoy Trendsetter of Metro Manila SAPS contestants shall win not more than thrice. Multiple submission of entries is allowed.
SCREENING AND SELECTION PROCESS
1. September 01 – September 25, 2014 Review and judging of audition materials
a) First-level Qualifying There will be one (1) qualifier from each of the 82 Provinces, and the 17 Local Government Units (LGUs) in Metro Manila. Highly-Urbanized Cities (HUCs) are covered within and represented by the provincial unit. Total qualifiers at this level may be about 99.
b) Announcement of the Provincial Qualifiers (PQ) will be made in the last week of September 2014. Second-level Qualifying c) One (1) Regional Qualifier (RQ) from each of the 16 geographical regions + four (4) from Metro Manila shall be selected to form a pool of 20 PQ. Semi-finals d) Twenty (20) Regional Qualifiers will advance to the Semifinals in October 2014. Ten (10) finalists will be chosen. Finals e) The top ten (10) finalists will compete in the Grand Finals. f) Five (5) winners will be declared at the end of the Search. Champion 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up 3rd Runner-up 4th Runners-up g) The judges’ decision is final and irrevocable.
1. Preliminary qualifying (audition) rounds a) An all-Korean panel (based in Korea) shall screen entries. This panel is composed of professionals in the entertainment industry.
2. Semi-finals and Finals b) Two (2) renowned Korean artists c) Two (2) renowned Filipino artists d) The HBKOR President
3. Special citation and awards a) Invited KIS Pinoy Friends and Professionals, and or Sponsors.
1. Finals –5 grand winners a) Cash prize
1st Runner-up P 500,000.00
2nd Runner-up P 300,000.00
3rd Runner-up P 100,000.00
4th Runners-up P 100,000.00
Other Prizes A 6-month intensive performing arts training in South Korea under the supervision of renowned South Korean artists, with free airfare, accommodation and food. If any qualifier is a minor (18 years old and below), he or she must be accompanied by one (1) guardian and will also receive free airfare, accommodation and meals. A five-year exclusive talent contract with the HBKOR Korea.
2. Semi-finals – 10 winners a) Each of the 10 semifinalists will receive P20,000.00. b) All semi-finalists shall be provided with free transportation from point of original to the finals location and back, including accommodation and food for the duration of the show or (pre-taped production).
3. Preliminary qualifying (audition) rounds a) Each of the 20 Regional Qualifiers (RQ) will receive P10,000. b) All 20 RQ shall be provided with free transportation from point of original to the finals location and back, including accommodation and food for the duration of the show or (pre-taped production).