Asia Song Festival adds Newcomer Showcase featuring Korean rookie artists such as HITT, Rania, Chocolat, and more
After announcing the line-up for the Asia Song Festival, the organization revealed plans of adding a Newcomer Showcase to the event.
Rookie groups X-5, Chocolat, Rania, APRIL KISS, HITT, and solo artist Leesa will be taking part in the newcomer event and will be able to showcase their talents.
The Asia Song Festival will include various artists from different Asian countries with Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, and Lee Seunggi representing South Korea, while mixed group AAA and girl group Perfume will be representing Japan. Thailand, Taiwan, and China will be represented by Tata Young, Peter Ho, and BiBi Chou respectively. Leo Ku from Hong Kong will also be present at the festival.
The concert will take place on October 15th at the Daegu Stadium in Korea.
by TwistedInsanity @ koreaboo.com
Rookie idol groups have been doing their part in advancing the Hallyu wave. Aside from B1A4 and Block B, who both showed off their charms through MTV’s Match Up, there are also groups like Boyfriend and HITT that have been actively promoting since their debut.
Block B received the attention of many industry officials for being the idol stars trained by Cho PD. Their mini-album release in June ranked in at second in album sales and is still doing strong on the charts several months into its release, topping Hanteo sales. They’ve also kicked off their Japanese advancement to a successful start, performing in four cities through a showcase tour in Japan.
The feat itself had some industry officials doubting their success, but Block B stunned all by selling out all of their pre-order tickets in just three minutes of them going on sale.
With other idols like B1A4 and F.CUZ promoting in other locations in South East Asia and the like, the influence of rookie idol groups on the Hallyu wave is receiving much spotlight.
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