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K-Pop Star 1 is short for Korean Pop Star, Season 1 and is a South Korean TV singing competition like American Idol or The Voice. It is currently in its fourth season. There are three judges that judge the singers. The judges are either popular South Korean singers or are executives from South Korean music companies.

The show debuted in December of 2011 on the Korean network called SBS.

1 Season, 22 Episodes
December 4, 2011
Music, Reality

KPOP STAR 1 Full Episode Guide

  • It is now the season finale! The youngest ever female winner in an audition is born! Will it be Lee Hi or Park Jimin? Tune in to find out!

  • It is now the semifinals! A collaborative stage between Baek A-Yeon and Taeyeon and Tiffany of Girls' Generation, Lee Hi and missA, and Park Jimin and GD&TOP! Who will get eliminated and which two will advance to the season finale?

  • The Top 4 stage begins! Park Jimin transforms with SM's training! Expect something new from Yoon Hyun-Sang and Baek A-Yeon trained at JYPE! A special someone was prepared for Lee Hi at YGE! Who will get eliminated and which three will advance?

  • The Top 5 stage begins! SuPearls returns with a special performance! Who will get casted and advance to next week's live stage?

  • The Top 6 stage begins! Each contestant will perform according to the training they received from their respective agency! They will get casted again for next week's live stage! One contestant will be eliminated and the rest will advance!

  • The Top 7 stage begins! Each contestant transforms into something new and puts on a new performance! KPOP STAR's very own special project will be revealed as well! One contestant will be eliminated and the rest will advance!

  • The Top 8 stage begins! Each contestant will take on a completely different genre than the one they are used to! One contestant will be eliminated and the rest will advance!

  • The Top 9 stage begins! Michelle Lee and Park Jimin are both singing a song by Whitney Houston! One contestant will be eliminated and the rest will advance!

  • It is now the finals! The ten contestants have been reborn through image making, taking care of health, and other systematic methods! One contestant will be eliminated and the rest will advance!

  • Those who placed 2nd place will battle each other during the consolation match. Those who make it in this match will advance to the finals!

  • The Battle Audition continues! Likely winners Lee Hi and Park Jimin battle each other! Which ten contestants will advance to the finals?

  • The Battle Audition begins! Those who pass in this round will advance to the finals!

  • This is the last part of the Casting Audition! Michelle Lee and Lee Hi do a 180! The LA guitarists make a return!

  • Those casted to either SM, YG, or JYP will be trained according to each agency's method!

  • KPOP STAR's very own boy group is formed! Two vocally powerful girl groups go head-to-head!

  • Who will get casted to SM, YG, or JYP? Park Jaehyung and Yoon Hyun-Sang give a fantastic performance as a team! Lee Hi and Kathy Young go against Son Mi-Jin and Baek A-Yeon!

  • Now it's the Casting Audition! The contestants are put into teams and their next mission is given by the Wonder Girls. Likely winners, Michelle Lee and Park Jimin, are put into a team that wows the judges!

  • This is the last part of the Ranking Audition! Kim Soo-Hwan made BoA cry but now he makes all three judges cry! Who will be first in the keyboard group that includes the keyboard trio and Yoon Hyun-Sang?

  • It's now time for the Ranking Audition! 75 have passed Round 1 and will now be ranked from first to last! A likely winner has emerged in this episode and a new dark horse the judges are interested in.

  • K-pop is going beyond Korea and into the world! YG and JYP continue to give opposing commentaries! One memorable contestant is a dance prodigy who amazes JYP.

  • Who will steal the heart of JYP, YG, and BoA? Some memorable contestants are the next Yoo Jae-Ha, the three guitarists from Los Angeles who stole BoA's heart, and a likely winner that YG has dibs on.

  • KPOP STAR Season 1 finally begins! Who will become the K-pop star chosen by the Big 3 in the Korean music industry? Some memorable contestants are the keyboard trio and a young man who made BoA cry.

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