05 Feb '12, 6am

[News] Asia's K-Pop clones dance to South Korean beat

[News] Asia's K-Pop clones dance to South Korean beat

Over 2,000 participants turn up at a special audition held in Singapore on Jan 14, 2012, to pick members of a pan-Asian K-pop band. AFP Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 SINGAPORE - Twelve-year-old Sabrina Kaur does not understand the lyrics of her favourite South Korean boy band Big Bang's songs and, until recently, had never met Koreans in real life. But that did not stop her from joining more than a thousand other Singaporean girls at an audition in the city-state in January to discover a new pan-Asian Korean pop (K-Pop) band to be promoted by a talent firm across the region. "I want to be the first Indian (Singaporean) girl to join a Korean girl group," she quipped moments before stepping into the audition room, outnumbered by aspirants from Singapore's ethnic Chinese majority. From pre-teens to retirees, millions of fans across Asia have transcended ethnic and age barriers to shar...

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Asia's K-Pop clones dance to South Korean beat

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