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The first round of public voting for JYP Entertainment and Soompi‘s Rising Legends audition competition is underway!

From over 5000 entries from 122 countries, the team from Soompi has chosen 150 talented contestants to be included in Round One. The 150 contestants are grouped into three categories: Singers, Dancers and Rappers. Each category has 50 contestants from all over the world and YOU get to choose which ones will advance to Round Two.

How do you vote in Round One? Simple. Go into each category. Watch the contestant’s audition video and click on the Vote For Me button. Its that simple!


Round One voting will end on September 7th, at 7PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time – basically California time). The team from Soompi will chose the Top 25 from each category to move on to Round Two with a brand new batch of videos to showcase their talent. Make sure you check back to be wowed again during Round Two!

For the third 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

The finalist in each of the three categories after three rounds of voting will be receiving a one-on-one interview with a JYP talent scout!

Remember you can vote for multiple contestants one time per hour, from now until September 7th, 7 p.m. PDT. Vote here for your favourite Rising Legend contestants!