05 Feb '12, 8am

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

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

Participants (left) wait for their audition at an auditorium in Singapore on Jan 14, 2012, just some of the millions across Asia who have succumbed to the pull of K-pop despite not understanding the Korean language. -- PHOTO: AFP SINGAPORE (AFP) - 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...

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