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BIGBANG And BTS Cover Groups Take Home Grand Prizes In “Pinoy K-Pop Star”

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Congratulations to these awesome participants in “Pinoy K-Pop Star”.

Vocal and dance performers PHP and Volo Pro Veritas, covering today’s popular K-Pop groups BIG BANG and BTS, won the 2017 Pinoy K-Pop Star, which was recently held at Skydome, SM North EDSA.

Seven-member dance cover group Volo Pro Veritas emerged as the grand prize winner of the performance category.  The group members came from different dance groups that decided to perform BTS’s hit song “Blood, Sweat and Tears.” Volo Pro Veritas is composed of Anrick Pacifico, John Revilla, Sylvester Villaruel, Mark Iligan, Angelo Cadampog, Neij Reyes, and Jansel Gaoat.

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Cover group Volo Pro Veritas wins the grand prize winner for the performance category. (Photo from Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines)

Placing second was FATAL for their BTS cover performance; and girl group So Nice, who performed TWICE’s “Signal” in the third place. Both teams took home P 15,000 and P 10,000, respectively.

Vocal category grand prize winner PHP is composed of Hergie Manlucot, John Anthony Zayat, Charles Rodriguez, Jonnell Sarmiento, and Francis Florendo. The group performed “Bang Bang Bang” by the world-renowned K-Pop idol BIGBANG.

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Five-member vocal group PHP grand prize winners of Pinoy Kpop Star Vocal Category and Director Lee Jincheol of Korean Cultural Center. (Photo from Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines)

Bagging second place for the vocal category was the duo group MiU, who won P 15, 000, while Venisse Siy won third place with P 10,000 cash prize.

Pinoy K-Pop Star is the annual K-Pop competition of Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC).  It is the Philippine finals for the 2017 K-POP World Festival, which will be held from September 19 to October 1, 2017 at Changwon, South Korea.  The grand prize winners are the Philippine representative to the first round of semi-finals of the K-Pop World Festival, which will be held online first.

The judges for the competition were KCC Director Lee Jincheol; Hwang Yohan, grand prize winner of ABS-CBN’s I Love OPM; Gigi Yia of Sparkling Magazine; President of Philippine K-Pop Convention Jessica Juan, and Dasuri Choi, KCC K-Pop Dance Instructor and host of GMA’s Day Off.

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