SM Leisure, the Ok-pop powerhouse behind acts like SuperM and EXO, on Friday unveiled a plan to launch a brand new Ok-pop band in america via a televised audition program.
SM and MGM Worldwide Tv will introduce a contest sequence to choose members of a brand new boy band named NCT-Hollywood, one of many subunits for SM’s NCT boy band model, the corporate mentioned in a press release.
NCT, brief for Neo Tradition Expertise, is SM Leisure’s worldwide idol group venture launched in 2016 to provide an infinite variety of worldwide boy bands below the umbrella primarily based in main cities around the globe. The model consists of items like NCT Dream and WayV.
The expertise seek for the brand new NCT unit is open to all males aged 13 to 25, the company mentioned. The ultimate winners will undergo a “Ok-pop bootcamp” in Seoul and obtain mentoring from present NCT members, it added.
SM founder and producer Lee Soo-man voiced his anticipation for the collaboration.
“We intention to assist the contestants present their limitless potential in turning into true artists,” Lee mentioned in a press release. “I hope the viewers enjoys watching the journey of latest stars being born in Hollywood, that can be promoted as NCT-Hollywood within the world market sooner or later.”
Producer and MGM chief Mark Burnett burdened how Ok-pop has turn into a worldwide phenomenon.
“Ok-Pop is greater than a style of music; it’s a cultural phenomenon and we’re so excited to accomplice with the unbelievable Soo-Man Lee and the crew at SM to deliver Ok-pop to the US!”
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