The SBS broadcasting network announced on Nov. 22 that the first episode of Survival Audition K Pop Star will be broadcast at 6:04 p.m. on Dec. 4.
Recently, there has been buzzing rumors concerning the audition reality show but without revealing definite broadcasting date and time of the show. That’s why the recent announcement is raising expectations among viewers.
What’s most noticeable is that the show has to compete rival programs on the same prime-time slot, which have shown relatively higher viewer ratings, such as MBC’s I Am A Singer and KBS’s One Night and Two Days. Despite such outstanding long-lived shows, there are high expectations that K Pop Star will be fully ready to appeal to viewers of the prime time.
For the show,Korea’s top 3 entertainment agencies joined forces: SM, JYP and YG. Yang Hyun Suk, Park Jin Young and BoA are preparing to set out in search for real talents through the audition program.
The production team says, “The broadcasting date for the first episode of K Pop Star was finally fixed. We can feel a tense atmosphere surrounding the three big-name jury judges and audition contestants. We’re trying out best to create the best audition show in history. It is highly expected to cause a huge sensation among viewers who want to see a new concept of audition shows.”
The final winner will be granted cash prize of 300 million won and a rare chance to release his/her independent album, also awarded a car and an opportunity to appear in a TV commercial as an additional prize.