Following extraordinary interest from around Australia through Hello Asia!’s Expression of Interest campaign, The Academy have revealed that they will be holding auditions around Australia in the lead-up to their K-Pop Boot Camp in Sydney, which will also be filmed for an online reality production.

Auditions – which will determine your eligibility for the Boot Camp’s Master Class program – will be held in at least five cities around Australia. Locations will be decided on interest: a minimum of 50 sign-ups* will ensure the auditions will come to your capital city!

The auditions will be judged by trainers of K-Pop Boot Camp 2016, and you can either audition solo or in a group (up to five members). The Top 40 participants from the auditions will then be invited to join the K-Pop Boot Camp 2016 Master Class** – with one wild card position voted on by the public, who will win a complimentary 5-day Boot Camp Master Class pass (eligible for solo auditions only).

The resulting 41 performers will participate in a week-long intense training with top K-Pop entertainment agencies’ trainers, joining us in Sydney all the way from Korea.

But for those participants who don’t make it into the Master Class, their journey will not be over. They will have the option of participating in The Academy’s Rookie Class**, a week-long intensive training Boot Camp with top K-Pop entertainment agencies’ trainers from Korea that will happen alongside the Master Class. More details will be release on this in May.

All Master Class participants will go on to perform at a Final Showcase for family, friends, guests, sponsors and may receive our trainers’ recommendation for scouting by a Korean entertainment agency. The Master Class Boot Camp will also be filmed for a YouTube online reality series – helping bring the experience of the top 41 performers to the rest of Australia and around the world.

Stay tuned for more details including dates and costs! But right now, make sure you express your interest so The Academy knows where to bring the K-Pop Boot Camp auditions!

To express your interest now, head HERE.

*Formal registration details will be released in May, with those who fill out the expression of interest form the first to find out the details. A one off administration fee will apply to be a part of the auditions. You may audition in multiple cities at no additional charge.

**Fees will apply. Costings will be revealed in May.