Korea's Got Talent

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Korea's Got Talent
코리아 갓 탤런트
Korea'sGotTalentLogo.jpg
Genre Reality talent show
Presented by No Hongchul
Sin Young-il
Judges Kolleen Park
Jang Jin
Song Yun-ah
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of seasons 1
Broadcast
Original channel tvN
Original run 4 June 2011 – 20 August 2011
External links
Website

Korea's Got Talent is a South Korean reality television show that was first broadcast on 4 June 2011 on tvN. The show is based on the Got Talent series format, originating with Britain's Got Talent. This is the show's first series in Korea. The judges are Kolleen Park, Jang Jin and Song Yun-ah.

The show started accepting applicants on 9 February 2011 via ARS, the official website, and smart phone apps. The show held regional auditions nationwide starting in Busan on 2 April 2011.[1]

The show became famous around the world after a video of Sung-Bong Choi's appearance gained worldwide media attention.

For prizes, the semi-finalists will have the opportunity to sign with Sony Music, and the winner will receive US$100,000.[2]

Auditions[edit]

Auditions were held in Seoul, Daejeon, Gwangju, Daegu, Busan, and Incheon.

Semifinal[edit]

The semi-finals are live shows with an audience. They air at 11 pm to midnight. The winner of the audience vote and a judge's choice from between the second and third place act go through to the top 10 final. In the second round, it was revealed that the judges would rank each act from 1st to 8th at the end of their performance. This has caused errors from the judges ranking one act too high thus putting a better act too low, like Jang Jin's error with I Big Harmonica Ensemble.

1st Semifinal[edit]

Audience Voting: 96,457

Order Performer Act Description Voting Percentage Buzzes
Kolleen Park Song Yun-ah Jang Jin
1
Daejeon Monsters Martial Arts/B-boy Dance Troupe not revealed (5th–8th place)
2
Im Chae-Hung Whistler not revealed (5th–8th place)
3
Kim Hong-Jun Comedian not revealed (5th–8th place)
4
Kim Ha-Jun Sand Animation 12.0% (3rd place)
5
Hwang Yeong-Cheol Beat Boxer not revealed (5th–8th place)
6
Jong Sin-Yeop Fire Dancer 12.2% (2nd place)
7
Cutie Face Children's Dance Troupe 6.3% (4th place) Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg[note 1]
8
Choi Sung-Bong Opera Singer 56.0% (1st place)

2nd Semifinal[edit]

Audience Voting: 38,321

Order Performer Act Description Voting Percentage Buzzes Judges Ranking
Kolleen Park Song Yun-ah Jang Jin Kolleen Park Song Yun-ah Jang Jin
1
MonsterMG Dance Troupe not revealed (5th–8th place)
5th place
7th place
2nd place
2
Sung Gyu-Jing Opera Singer 11.6% (3rd place)
4th place
1st place
4th place
3
World Taekwondo Skipping Academy Taekwondo/Skipping not revealed (5th–8th place)
3rd place
5th place
6th place
4
Park Jin-Yeong Belly Dancer not revealed (5th–8th place)
7th place
3rd place
3rd place
5
Musahwae Object Breaking not revealed (5th–8th place) Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg
8th place
8th place
8th place
6
Kim Tae-Hyun Child Singer 23.9% (2nd place)
1st place
2nd place
1st place
7
I Big Harmonica Ensemble Harmonica Playing 30.1% (1st place)
2nd place
4th place
5th place[note 2]
8
Nanjang Anpan Traditional Korean Show 10.4% (4th place)
6th place
6th place
7th place

3rd Semifinal[edit]

Audience Voting: 33,736

Order Performer Act Description Voting Percentage Buzzes Judges Ranking
Kolleen Park Song Yun-ah Jang Jin Kolleen Park Song Yun-ah Jang Jin
1
THE BEST Ballroom Dance Duet not revealed (5th–8th place)
6th place
4th place
8th place
2
Jo Hoon-Sik Singer/Action Dancer not revealed (5th–8th place)
7th place
8th place
2nd place
3
Seo Jong-Hwan Drummer/Beat Boxer not revealed (5th–8th place)
5th place
3rd place
5th place
4
Jang Han-Byol Singer not revealed (5th–8th place)
3rd place
7th place
1st place
5
Escape Magicians 13.7% (3rd place)
1st place
5th place
4th place
6
FusionMC B-boy Dance Troupe 19.8% (2nd place)
4th place
1st place
7th place
7
Lee Seung-An Musul Martial Art 9.3% (4th place)
8th place
6th place
6th place
8
Kim Chan-Yang Dance 31.8% (1st place)
2nd place
2nd place
3rd place

4th Semifinal[edit]

Audience Voting: 46,428

Order Performer Act Description Voting Percentage Buzzes Judges Ranking
Kolleen Park Song Yun-ah Jang Jin Kolleen Park Song Yun-ah Jang Jin
1
Chumseoli Dancing/Acting not revealed (5th–8th place)
4th place
8th place
8th place
2
Ryu Sang-Eun Singer not revealed (5th–8th place)
6th place
3rd place
3rd place
3
Lee Jin-Gyu Mind Reader not revealed (5th–8th place) Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg
5th place
7th place
6th place
4
Yun Jong-Ki Two handed Yo-yo Artist not revealed (5th–8th place)
3rd place
4th place
5th place
5
IUV Comedians/Lipsyncing 24.7% (2nd place)
2nd place
2nd place
4th place
6
Rainbow Cheerleading Squad Cheerleading 9.2% (4th place)
7th place
5th place
7th place
7
Joo Min-Jeong Robotic Dancing 36.9% (1st place)
1st place
1st place
1st place
8
Cheon Sae-Bit 48-string Gayageum Player 10.6% (3rd place)
8th place
2nd place
6th place

5th Semifinal[edit]

Audience Voting: 38,755

Order Performer Act Description Voting Percentage Buzzes Judges Ranking
Kolleen Park Song Yun-ah Jang Jin Kolleen Park Song Yun-ah Jang Jin
1
Vivaglam Dance Troupe not revealed (5th–8th place)
2nd place
8th place
4th place
2
Yang Dae-Yong Pianist/Comedian not revealed (5th–8th place) Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg
6th place
7th place
1st place
3
Song Su-Jong Singer not revealed (5th–8th place)
7th place
5th place
5th place
4
Park Soo-Jin Belly-Dancer not revealed (5th–8th place)
8th place
8th place
7th place
5
Kim Tae-Hyun Child Drummer 15.1% (3rd place)
1st place
6th place
6th place
6
Kim Min-Ji Singer 29.4% (1st place)
5th place
1st place
2nd place
7
Park Ki-Hoon Robotic Dancing 14.4% (4th place)
4th place
3rd place
4th place
8
Kim Jong-Hwan B-Boy Dancer 28.5% (2nd place)
3rd place
2nd place
3rd place

Grand Final[edit]

Audience Voting: 135,221

There was a placement draw held to determine the performance orders. The live finale began with Kim Ha-Joon's sand animation of the story of Japan crushing Korea's dreams, and finishing with the phrase, 'Dokdo is our land'. Kim Tae-Hyun then sang Michael Jackson's 'Heal the World'. Kim Jong-Hwan performed a B-boy dance followed by an ABBA Medley Harmonica Performance by I Big Harmonica Ensemble. Kim Min-Ji sang 'You Raise Me Up', and then IUV lip-sync'ed a medley of songs, finishing with Cinderella, their audition song. Kim Chan-Yang displayed a swordfighting dance, and then World Sensation Choi Sung-Bong sang an encore of his DaeJeon audition performance, Nella Fantasia. Joo Min-Jeong displayed a Poppin Dance in her gold uniform, and Magicians Escape performed a magic trick where one man would go into a box, but then turns out to be a woman at the end. After 10–15 minutes of voting, the top 3 were announced. They were: IUV, Joo Min-Jeong and Choi Sung-Bong. IUV was overwhelmed with tears and despite finishing in third, they were very happy and thanked the crowd and South Korea. Then Joo Min-Jeong was announced as the winner, with her mother in the audience. Choi Sung-Bong finished 2nd. Joo Min-Jeong received 300,000,000 Korean Won, almost US$300,000. She also received a new car (Renault Samsung QM5 SUV). Choi Sung-Bong as well as other top 40 singers were given the opportunity to sign with Sony Music.

Order Performer Act Description Voting Percentage Buzzes Judges Ranking
Kolleen Park Song Yun-ah Jang Jin Kolleen Park Song Yun-ah Jang Jin
1
Kim Ha-Joon Sand Animation not revealed (5th–10th place)
8th place
4th place
9th place
2
Kim Tae-Hyun Child Singer not revealed (5th–10th place)
10th place
8th place
7th place
3
Kim Jong-Hwan B-boy Dance not revealed (5th–10th place)
9th place
10th place
10th place
4
I Big Harmonica Ensemble Harmonica Players not revealed (5th–10th place)
4th place
3rd place
4th place
5
Kim Min-Ji Singer 4th place
7th place
5th place
1st place
6
IUV Lipsync/Comedians 3rd place
3rd place
6th place
5th place
7
Kim Chan-Yang Acrobatic & Modern Dancer not revealed (5th–10th place)
6th place
9th place
8th place
8
Choi Sung-Bong Opera Singer 2nd place
5th place
1st place
2nd place
9
Joo Ming-Jong Poppin Dance 1st place, Winner
1st place
2nd place
3rd place
10
Escape Magicians not revealed (5th–10th place)
2nd place
7th place
6th place

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This was a joke buzz after the performance.
  2. ^ Jang Jin apologized for ranking them lower than he should have, and that he couldn't rank them any higher because he had already filled out the top 4 on his rankings card.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Korea’s Got Talent" to Air Early June". Soompi.com. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "tVN to produce "Korea's Got Talent"". allkpop.com. Retrieved 11 June 2011.