30 Sep '17, 2pm

This local singer will be sharing the stage with BTS

This local singer will be sharing the stage with BTS

Singaporean singer Akif Halqi, 21, will be performing tonight at the same concert as BTS, currently South Korea's most talked about boyband, who recently topped 73 iTunes charts worldwide. He is the first Singaporean to feature in the KBS K-pop World Festival in Changwon, where the line-up this year includes girl group Twice and solo singer Ailee. A post shared by Akif Halqi (@mynameisakif) on Sep 21, 2017 at 7:34am PDT Speaking to The Straits Times from Seoul, Akif says: "I love Ailee and BTS. It is so overwhelming to share the stage with them. It makes me feel like I am living my dream of being a K-pop star, performing for thousands of people." The show, which will be aired live on South Korean broadcaster KBS World TV's YouTube channel, features a singing competition in which Akif will be up against contestants from 12 other countries. The champion will win 12 million w...

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