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Everything That Happened at the 2022 Pinoy K-pop Star Competition at SM Mall of Asia

A joint project of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, and KBS World, the event highlighted the promotion Korean culture through music

The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines treated mall goers to stellar performances of aspiring Filipino talents during the recently concluded Pinoy K-pop Star at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia.


A joint project of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, and KBS World, in partnership with SM, the event highlighted the promotion of Korean culture through music, and was a wonderful opportunity for cultural exchange.

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Girl group ALPHA, 2022 Pinoy K-pop Star Performance Category grand prize winner, shines in their performance of the song O.O by NMIXX

Ten participants in the vocal and performance categories vied to be the country’s representatives to the 2022 Changwon K-pop World Festival in Korea. 


In the performance category, girl group ALPHA bagged the grand prize with their performance of O.O by NMIXX. PRINCIPIUM’s cover of HOT by Seventeen placed them second, while Project One’s dance performance to the tune of JIKJIN by TREASURE got them third place.


Joy Lorenze Locsin was hailed the grand winner in the vocal category with her iconic performance of So What by Hyolyn. Merry Mia Sinaguinan’s rendition of My Sea by IU won her second place, and Sandra Faith Dela Cruz placed third for her version of Hello by Kim Sohyang,

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Vocal Category grand winner Joy Lorenze Locsin wows the audience with her iconic performance of So What by Hyolyn

Korean Embassy Consul General Lee Kyooho led the distinguished panel of judges which included Anne Luis, Head of the Sentro-Rizal Cultural Affairs Office (NCCA); Dasuri Choi, content creator and celebrity; Happee Sy-Go, vice president and COO of Pulp Live World Production Inc.; and Joseph Francia.



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Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines Director Im Young A and Korean Embassy Consul General Lee Kyooho during the 2022 Pinoy K-pop Star Competition at the SM Mall of Asia’s Music Hall
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The jam-packed K-pop Day started with a K-pop Open Stage led by the Philippine Kpop Convention Inc. (PKCI) which featured fan merch booths, games, and performances from K-pop fan cover groups and P-pop boy group VXON. Rising P-pop girl group KAIA also wowed the audience with performances of their debut single Blah Blah and cover of Le Sserafim’s Fearless.


A special awarding ceremony of the 2022 Pinoy K-pop Star Competition was held at the Korean Embassy.


The 2022 Pinoy K-pop Star Competition is one of the many exciting cultural events at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia.

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