SM Entertainment will be taking the audition boom to Japan and possibly the world, as it aims to join forces with Japan's TBS to launch an audition program in the country.
TBS recently announced through its official webpage that "SM Entertainment and Yoshimoto Kyogo's co-produced audition program Performance A will start airing from April 22."
Performance A will aim to dig up new talents across Asia to woo the world. Experts from Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, America, France and other countries will appear as judges, and contestants will be able to compete not only with song and dance but also other such talents as magic or comedy.
The show will also air in North America and Europe through the Yoshimoto Azio channel.
Officials have showed anticipation toward the show, saying it may cause a new international audition boom with SM, one of the main players in K-Pop, in the lead.
This is the first show to be produced by SM with another overseas agency and channel.
SHINee's Key, Girls' Generation (SNSD)'s Sooyoung, Super Junior's Sungmin, TVXQ (DBSK)'s Max Changmin and other singers signed with SM will be setting out to help the show.
Via: joAnnwashere @ shineee.net