The Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Cebu hosted and arranged, for the 4th time, the K-Pop World Festival in Cebu held last July 3, 2021 at Seda Hotel, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Consulate could not host the competition last year.
This year’s K-Pop competition was pushed through via online streaming. Initially, there were about 86 teams (452 persons) who auditioned. And out of this number, there were 18 successful finalists who were able to perform on the grand finals.
On the day of the grand finals, strict protocols and control measures were implemented and the event was live-streamed through local influencer Malaya Macaraeg’s Official Facebook page.
Everyone could still enjoy and witness the event while staying safe.
Hailed as the grand winner is Twinea, an all-girl cover group who has been covering K-Pop dances since 2017. The group performed a remix of “Dance the Night Away” by popular K-Pop girl group Twice.
The first runner-up is CHARM OFFICIAL who hails from Tagum City, Davao del Norte. Meanwhile, Angel Fire, X.O.X.O. Chemical Edition 2.0, La X-pression Persona, and DUXP were the consolation prize winners.
Twinea, the grand winner received Twenty Thousand Pesos (P20,000) and will be one of the representatives in the first round of semi-finals of the 2021 K-Pop World Festival in Changwon, South Korea which will be held online due to the current pandemic.
The six (6) teams will be the Cebu representatives of 2021 K-Pop World Festival in Chang won, South Korea.