Rising Legends

Korean K-Pop powerhouse JYP Entertainment and our good mates at Soompi have announced a worldwide K-Pop audition program Rising Legends.

Designed for K-Pop hopefuls around the world, Rising Legends is your chance to be judged by some of the best K-Pop journalists around the world with the help of Soompi’s audience. The chosen finalists will be interviewed directly by JYP Entertainment scouting team. This is your chance to debut as a K-Pop artist!


  1. Record yourself singing, dancing, or rapping to a cover or original song. Songs must be under 2 minutes in length.
  2. Upload the video to YouTube, with the song title/artist, and “JYP x Soompi Rising Legends Audition” in the title. eg: “BTS – Dope Cover – JYP x Soompi Rising Legends Audition”
  3. Fill out the submission form here.

Soompi staff will then review your application and you could be included in the Rising Legends voting rounds that will be voted on by all Soompi readers. If you pass the first round, Soompi will contact you about submitting a new video for the next round.

Rising Legends will be held in three rounds. For the last and final round, finalists’ scores will make up of 50% judges’ votes and 50% audience vote.

The judges Rising Legends who make up the expert judging panel are journalists at the forefront of international K-Pop coverage:

  • Fuse’s Jeff Benjamin
  • Billboard contributor Tamar Herman
  • Buzzfeed’s Elaina Wahl
  • Hello Asia! and The AU Review’s very own Johnny Au, and
  • Soompi founder Susan Kang

Submissions will end on August 28, 11:59 a.m. KST / 7:59 p.m. PDT and is open to all users. Any incomplete entries or submissions after the deadline will not be accepted. Entries will be vetted by Soompi staff before Round 1, so be sure to send in your best videos!

Note: If you are under the age of 18 make sure you have your parents’ permission before submitting.

For more information check out Soompi’s Rising Legends website.