FOX International Channels (FIC) and HyppTV present the new season of tvN K-Pop Star Hunt for the first time in Malaysia!
Ever fancied that you had the makings of a K-pop star? Do you have the killer dance moves? Or have a thing for crazy coloured hair? Have you perfected that wink that bring all the boys to your yard? Are you..the next K-Pop star?
If you answered ‘yes!’ to the above, then we like to be the bearer of good news – tvN HD, which is available on HyppTV channel 142, is teaming up with CJ E&M – Korea’s No.1 Media and Entertainment Company and CUBE Entertainment – the most promising entertainment management company in Asia – to select the most outstanding contestants from Malaysia and across 8 other territories in South East Asia to be the next K-Pop Star.
The Malaysian auditions will take place in September and the winner for this talent search will receive an exclusive trainee contract from Korea’s biggest media group CJ E&M and CUBE Entertainment together with an official album release and a debut stage performance at Korea’s leading international music award show, the 2013 MAMA.
The first season of tvN K-Pop Star Hunt was widely popular in Asia, attracting the eyeballs of over 50 million viewers. Countless popular K-stars will be featured every week, mentoring the contestants, performing in the show and even taking the judging roles. Last year, tvN K-Pop Star Hunt winner Thai-native Sorn bagged an exclusive trainee contract with South Korea’s top record label Cube Entertainment, home to A-list pop groups such as BEAST, 4Minute and female artiste G.NA. Thanks to the reality series, Sorn has soared to stardom and has moved to Seoul for her debut album training.
To knock on the audition door, all you need to do is begin practicing and start filming. Start uploading video submissions of your best K-Pop sing and/or dance routines to the official website. K-Pop fans of any age will have until 31 August 2012 to upload their video submissions.
Start sending in those auditions! There are some pretty good ones already and we like this one by Moo Didi in particular, doing a ukulele version of 2NE1′s Lonely.
Good luck to all contestants, let’s have a Malaysian K-Pop star!
In Malaysia, tvN K-Pop Star Hunt can be viewed on tvN HD exclusively on HyppTV channel 142. HyppTV, the newest IPTV service is powered by Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) high speed broadband service, UniFi. The official media partner for tvN K-Pop Star Hunt 2 is One FM and Hot FM. The official venue partner is Fahrenheit88.
Hands up fans of all-things Korean! BIGBANG is embarking on their world tour and the guys have just confirmed Malaysia as well as Philippines to be in their tour dates.
One of the most successful boy bands around, Taeyang, G-Dragon, T.O.P., Daesung and Seungri are the names you will be screaming for when they embarked on their world tour. Voted as the “Best Worldwide Acts” in the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, BIGBANG is highly regarded for their unique fashion sense, energised dance moves and singing-songwriting abilities.
To coincide with the release of their album, Alive, BIGBANG in partnership with Live Nation will be going on a world tour covering five continents, 16 countries and 25 cities. Malaysia has been named as one of their pitstop. The concert will be choreographed by Laurieann Gibson who has worked alongside P.Diddy, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry before. So expect to see some really cool moves from the boys on stage.
The date of the concert will be announced soon and more cities are expected to be added to the tour. Watch out for the news update on BIGBANG’s FB page.
Calling all K-Pop fans! Ever find yourself bopping to some funky Korean beats while stuck in a traffic jam, only to think “I wished they played this in clubs! I’m so tired of the usual LMFAO crap!”
Well wait no more! Milk Club, Bangsar along with Knuke East presents to you the first of its kind, Kandypop, a night full of K-pop goodness for you to enjoy!
From SNSD to Big Bang, 2PM to f(x), Kandypop DJ extraodinaire – DJ Mario, will be playing all your favourite tunes from your favourite K-pop idols for you to get your groove on.
So study those dance moves and make sure you’ve got them down pat – show off to the rest of us K-pop aficionados in your own brand of K-fashion and have a crazy fun night out, Korean style!
Here are some videos to get you going!
The launch of Kandypop will take place on the 19th of May 2012, at Milk Club and subsequently every third Saturday of the month.
Entrance to Kandypop is open for those 21 and over, with a cover charge of RM30 for both ladies or men with a free drink. For the ladies, free entry before midnight and free flow from 11PM to 1AM. There is also a rush hour promo of 1-for-1 drinks from 9PM-12AM and 1 to 2AM. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
VenusBuzz.com will be giving away 5 passes for the launch of Kandypop! on the 19th of May – all you have to do is tell us who your favourite Korean singer or group is on our Facebook wall! Entries close on on Friday (11/5) at 8pm – so start telling us who you want to hear at the launch!
Due to such high demands for tickets to the notorious Russell Peters sold out show in Malaysia, the comedian graciously accommodated fans with a second show.
However, the date for the second show precedes the original show – leaving some fans who queued up early and owners of the 7,900 tickets (that were sold out within the first three hours they went on sale) on April 18, upset upon learning that they would not be among the first to watch his show in the country.
While it is uncertain whether this is the doing of the organizers or the comedian himself, a very disgruntled fan took to The Real Russell Peters Facebook page and spammed his wall, complaining about how this was unfair and that she would now be separated from her friends (apparently she managed to purchase a single ticket for the original show, and now her friends managed to get tickets for the second show).
These posts have since been removed, and according to the man himself she has been banned from his Facebook page.
There’s a mix of reactions from other fans – those that managed to get tickets for the second show think that disgruntled fans are making a big deal out of nothing, after all isn’t the most important thing that more Malaysian fans get to see Russell perform on our home ground? And then you have those who already bought tickets for the first show, saying they feel slightly cheated that they don’t get first dibs after all the effort they put in to getting the (previously) most coveted tickets in town.
It does feel like banning a fan (she’s your fan after all!) seems rather extreme, but when you’re at the top perhaps it doesn’t matter if you have to lose some fans along the way. What do you think – was he a man, did he do the right thing.
And what do you think about putting the second show at an earlier date then the first?
If you spent hours online last week trying to purchase Russell Peters tickets, only to be told they were sold out within hours – do not fret!
The comedian just posted up on his Facebook account that a second show will be added in Malaysia on May 11 (Friday), a day before his sold out confirmed show.
No details yet on ticketing information, but you can count on us to keep you posted!
Right, here’s something to kick start your weekend!
You’ve probably seen the cool teasers and trailers all through last year, twisting your knickers in a bunch gawking at the star-studded gorgeous casts. Now, wait no more, catch Marvel’s The Avengers end of this month, for FREE!
Oh yes, Venusbuzz.com is giving you a chance to win tickets to watch one of the most anticipated movies this year! Gear up folks, we have 10 pairs of tickets to be given away for the special screening on April 29th 2012 at GSC Signature @Gardens, Mid Valley KL.
If you’re a fan, this should be easy. All you have to do is identify the blanked-out Avengers in each of the photos provided in the link here and tell us who is your favourite Avengers and why. Simple, right?
The winners will be selected based on all correct guesses, complete information given and best favorite Avenger answer. And, to spice things up, for every 10th, 20th, 30th and 40th submission, you will also receive one premium each. Trust us, it’s a memorabilia fans would want to win!
For the lucky winners, tickets and premium are to be redeemed on April 29th 2012 between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at GSC Signature @Gardens, Mid Valley. The movie tickets are only valid for the 9.30pm screening at Hall 1, GSC Signature @Gardens, Mid Valley. Take note that you are not able to use it for any other date, time or location.
What you waiting for, lets get cracking. Here’s the link again if you missed it, join now!
Update: For ticket prices, click here
Good news Russell Peters fans, tickets for his one night only show in Malaysia will be on sale starting from April 18, at 9am!
The comedian updated his Facebook page and released information on his show here in Kuala Lumpur, as part of his Notorious World Tour 2012.
We previously reported that the comedian confirmed a show in Malaysia, but now details of his show have been released:
Date: May 12th, Saturday
Venue: Stadium Malawati
Maher Zain of Lebanese descent is a Swedish Muslim singer who gained prominence when his debut album, Thank You Allah was released in 2009. It became the best-selling album of the decade in Malaysia and he was turned into an international sensation. His music is a reflection of his religious beliefs and his main intention is to spread the message of peace, brotherhood, respect, love and humanity. One of the reasons for his huge success is his fresh take on music and Islam.
In conjunction with the release of his second album, Forgive Me, which was launched yesterday, the R&B singer will be in town for promotional activities and to meet fans. The new album features 14 songs including two tracks in Bahasa Indonesia. Maher gained a huge following in Indonesia following the success of his first album with 20 platinum awards. He is currently there for promotional works.
For details on his promo tour and new album, visit his FB page.
The first F1 Rocks in Malaysia will witness Kylie Minogue and Kelis on March 23 & 24
Malaysian audience is up for a dance marathon on the 23 and 24 March as Kylie Minogue and Kelis will be rocking the dates. The first Malaysian F1 Rocks coincides with the Petronas Malaysia Gran Prix. The two exclusive concerts will be staged at the base of the city’s iconic Petronas Twin Towers.Local lineups James Baum, Resmonu and ElecoldXhot will also be heating up the stage.
Scheduled to headline the 23 March show, F1 Rocks will mark Kylie Minogue’s first ever appearance in Malaysia. She is an Australian-British singer most famous for her anthemic hit ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’.
“I am really looking forward to visiting your beautiful country and performing for my Malaysian fans for the first time!” stated the songstress whose career started way back in 1987.
On Saturday (24/03), Kelis the R&B/dance singer is set to pump the stage up with her energetic hits. The Harlem born singer first raised into international prominence with her megahit ‘Caught Out There’. Her impressive previous collabs namely with will.i.am, Mark Ronson, David Guetta, The Neptunes and Calvin Harris further proves Kelis’ star quality, making this a show not to miss.
For more passes and score tickets for both acts, visit www.f1rocks.com.
Whether you are the animal person, the indie lover, or the LOL type – Youtube has something to keep you up all night long. This year alone, the video sharing site hits 1 trillion views.
My personal 2011 favourite must be Kina Grannis’ In Your Arms music video. Not for the musicality, but more for the mind blowing idea of making a stop motion video with a quarter million of jelly beans. The production took 2 years to complete, by the way. It is simply amazing to see how labour of love still exists in the cynical world of today.
I am not one of the trendy Youtube users, however, seeing ‘Nyan Cat’ and ‘The Creep’ making it to the 10 Most Watched Youtube Videos in 2011.
Rebecca Black’s Friday champions the list, of course. After all is said and done, no Friday has gone by without her ‘Friday’ rummaging in mind.
Top 10 Most Watched Youtube Videos in 2011
1. Rebecca Black, Friday (official video)
2. Ultimate Dog Tease
3. Jack Sparrow (feat. Michael Bolton)
4. Talking Twin Babies – Part 2 (official video)
5. Nyan Cat (original)
6. Look At Me Now, Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes (Cover by @KarminMusic)
7. The Creep (Lonely Island feat. Nicki Minaj & John Waters)
8. Maria Aragon, Born This Way (Cover) by Lady Gaga
9. The Force: Volkswagen Commercial
10. Cat mom hugs baby kitten