Guwahati girl Priyanka Mazumdar who represented the country in the world finale of K-POP bagged the Excellent Vocal award. The finale got over on September 30 at Changwon, South Korea. She defeated contestants from 65 other countries and bagged 3,000,000 Won (Rs 1.81 lakh approx).
The festival is held annually since 2011. This year, 13,000 participants took part in 65 countries. Fifteen teams and individuals were selected from 15 countries for the finals. Priyanka was chosen to represent India after she defeated participants from across the country at the national finals held in August.
K-POP World Festival is organized by South Korea’s foreign affairs ministry along with Korea Broadcasting System and Korean Culture and Information Service to promote Hallyu (Korean Wave). Hallyu or Korean Wave is the phenomenon of Korean entertainment and popular culture like pop music, TV dramas and movies becoming popular worldwide in the past two decades and Northeast region is considered to be hub of Korean Wave in India.