MBC Star Audition Asks Soompiers to Try Out!


Ready to be a Star?

Are you a star in the making?  Then we have some exciting news for you!  Soompi is now the official partner of Korea’s most celebrated audition show, “MBC Star Audition”!  Here, Season 1 finalists Lee Tae Kwon and Shayne Orok explain exclusively to Soompiers how YOU can become the next singing sensation in Korea! 

Tae Kwon:


Apply, impress the judges, and if you make it into the first round, you will be invited to Korea (flight and room & board will be provided for by MBC) to compete with other participants on live television in an elimination-style competition — where only one person can be left standing. If you are that person, you will receive a large cash prize, and the opportunity to debut as a singer in Korea!  Let’s see a Soompier take home the big prize!

Audition Process

Open auditions will be held in Los Angeles on July 16, and London on August 6. Please prepare to sing about 1 minute of your best song for the audition (at least 1 or more Korean songs). Auditions will be conducted in a cappella with the exception of you playing your own instrument (provided by you). If you decide to prepare a dance or other skill that requires music, please provide your own CD/MP3.

Starting on July 7, there will also be online video auditions via YouTube.  We will post more details as we get them.

Please check out our official MBC Star Audition page to download the application and learn audition dates, locations, and more details!

Participation Requirements

– Must be able to sing at least one song in Korean, regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity
– You will be disqualified if you are a professional singer and/or have some kind of recording contract

Application Submissions

– Download the application on our official MBC Star Audition page
– Applications will be accepted from June 9, 2011 through July 15, 2011
– Don’t forget to provide at least TWO different ways to contact you (cell phone number, home number, email, etc.)
– After you have downloaded and completed the application form, email it to [email protected]


Got any questions?  Need advice?  Just want to spazz?  Participate in our official MBC Star Audition forum thread to discuss the audition process with our community!

Also, check out this fun shout-out video featuring Jang Woo Hyuk as well as members of 2PM, SNSD, Super Junior, and f(x), all encouraging YOU to try out!