• 2011
  • 1 Season

KPOP STAR 1 is a popular South Korean reality competition show that aired on SBS. The show premiered in December 2011 and ran for six months until June 2012. The show aimed to discover talented individuals who could be the next big thing in the K-pop industry. Kpop Star 1 was hosted by two popular South Korean MCs, Yoon Do-hyun and Boom. The show included a panel of judges, including Yang Hyun-suk, founder of YG Entertainment, Park Jin-young, founder of JYP Entertainment, and singer and actress BoA. The judges evaluated contestants' performances and provided feedback and guidance to help them improve.

The show was divided into several rounds, including auditions, preliminaries, and final rounds. The auditions were held in several cities in South Korea, as well as in other countries such as the United States, Australia, and Thailand. Contestants from around the world traveled to audition for the show, hoping for a chance to become a K-pop star.

During the preliminary rounds, contestants were given challenges to test their skills in singing, dancing, and performing. The judges evaluated each contestant's performance and determined who would advance to the next round. The contestants who made it to the final round were given the opportunity to perform on a large stage in front of a live audience and the judges.

The final round was divided into two parts. In the first part, each contestant performed solo, showcasing their unique talents and abilities. In the second part, the contestants were grouped together into teams to perform collaborative songs and dance routines.

Throughout the show, the judges provided guidance and support to the contestants, helping them improve their performances and develop their skills. They also gave feedback on the contestants' stage presence, vocal technique, and dance skills.

One unique aspect of KPOP STAR 1 was that it not only focused on traditional K-pop genres such as pop, dance, and hip-hop, but also on other musical genres such as rock and ballads. This gave contestants from various musical backgrounds an opportunity to showcase their talents and share their love for music.

The show was a huge success and produced several K-pop stars, including Lee Hi, Akdong Musician, and Bang Yedam. These talented individuals have gone on to achieve great success in the K-pop industry and have become popular among fans worldwide.

In conclusion, KPOP STAR 1 was a groundbreaking reality competition show that aimed to discover and showcase talented individuals who could become the next big thing in the K-pop industry. The show provided a platform for contestants from around the world to showcase their talents and receive guidance and support from industry experts. KPOP STAR 1 is a must-watch for anyone who loves music, singing, and dancing.

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Sun Apr 29 2012
22. Sun Apr 29 2012
April 29, 2012
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!
Sun Apr 22 2012
21. Sun Apr 22 2012
April 22, 2012
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?
Sun, Apr 15, 2012
20. Sun, Apr 15, 2012
April 15, 2012
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?
Sun Apr 8 2012
19. Sun Apr 8 2012
April 8, 2012
The Top 5 stage begins! SuPearls returns with a special performance! Who will get casted and advance to next week's live stage?
Sun Apr 1 2012
18. Sun Apr 1 2012
April 1, 2012
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!
Sun Mar 25 2012
17. Sun Mar 25 2012
March 25, 2012
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!
Sun, Mar 18, 2012
16. Sun, Mar 18, 2012
March 18, 2012
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!
Sun, Mar 11, 2012
15. Sun, Mar 11, 2012
March 11, 2012
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!
Sun Mar 4 2012
14. Sun Mar 4 2012
March 4, 2012
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!
Sun Feb 26 2012
13. Sun Feb 26 2012
February 26, 2012
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!
Sun, Feb 19, 2012
12. Sun, Feb 19, 2012
February 19, 2012
The Battle Audition continues! Likely winners Lee Hi and Park Jimin battle each other! Which ten contestants will advance to the finals?
Sun, Feb 12, 2012
11. Sun, Feb 12, 2012
February 12, 2012
The Battle Audition begins! Those who pass in this round will advance to the finals!
Sun, Feb 5, 2012
10. Sun, Feb 5, 2012
February 5, 2012
This is the last part of the Casting Audition! Michelle Lee and Lee Hi do a 180! The LA guitarists make a return!
Sun, Jan 29, 2012
9. Sun, Jan 29, 2012
January 29, 2012
Those casted to either SM, YG, or JYP will be trained according to each agency's method!
Sun, Jan 22, 2012
8. Sun, Jan 22, 2012
January 22, 2012
KPOP STAR's very own boy group is formed! Two vocally powerful girl groups go head-to-head!
Sun, Jan 15, 2012
7. Sun, Jan 15, 2012
January 15, 2012
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!
Sun, Jan 8, 2012
6. Sun, Jan 8, 2012
January 8, 2012
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!
Sun, Jan 1, 2012
5. Sun, Jan 1, 2012
January 1, 2012
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?
Sun Dec 25 2011
4. Sun Dec 25 2011
December 25, 2011
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.
Sun Dec 18 2011
3. Sun Dec 18 2011
December 18, 2011
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.
Sun, Dec 12, 2011
2. Sun, Dec 12, 2011
December 11, 2011
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.
Sun Dec 4 2011
1. Sun Dec 4 2011
December 4, 2011
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.
  • Premiere Date
    December 4, 2011