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Mizoram’s Immortals Army wins best dance prize at K-pop World Festival

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
Oct 02, 2017 03:50 PM IST

The K-pop World Festival is hailed as one of the biggest K-pop events in the world.

A seven-member group from Mizoram won the award for the best dance performance on Friday at the K-pop World Festival 2017 in Changwon, South Korea.

Immortals Army performs during K-pop India Contest in New Delhi on July 29, 2017.(Korean Cultural Centre India)
Immortals Army performs during K-pop India Contest in New Delhi on July 29, 2017.(Korean Cultural Centre India)

The all-boys group called Immortals Army competed against 12 teams from Nigeria, Russia, Madagascar, Malaysia, USA, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Canada, Turkey, Peru, and Hungary to clinch the prize.

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The finalists at the festival were selected after qualifying rounds were held in 71 countries.

The K-pop World Festival is an annual music and dance competition which was initiated in 2011 by South Korea’s ministry of Foreign Affairs and is hailed as one of the biggest K-pop events in the world.

The group performed to the song Blood, Sweat and Tears by the popular K-pop band BTS to take home $ 7,000 prize money. The boys were presented the award by the renowned K-pop girls’ band Twice.

The group of seven boys- Vanlaltanpuia, Vanlalruata, Laltanpuia, Zothantluanga, Vanlalhruaia, Zomuansang and Lalrammawia- were adjudged the best in the India round of the K-pop festival. Organised by the Korean Cultural Centre in July this year, the boys beat 423 teams from all over India.

“It’s a proud moment to see India present talents to the world with K-pop and it shows the K-wave in India is getting bigger,” said Kim Kum-pyoung, director of Korean Cultural Centre India.

In last year’s edition, Priyanka Mazumdar from Assam won the Excellent Vocal Award.

List of Winners of K-pop World Festival 2017

Grand Prize : Tifani Arifa, Alphiandi (Indonesia)

Best Performance award (Performance): Immortals Army (India)

Best Performance award (Vocal): Akif (Singapore)

Twitter popular award: Sinem Kadioglu (Turkey )

Audience favourite award (Performance): KINGSMAN (Malaysia)

Audience favourite award (Vocal): Ana Lucia (Peru)

Excellent Performance award (Performance): One Piece (Canada)

Excellent Vocal award (Vocal) : Sinem Kadioglu (Turkey)

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