Baek Jiyoung, BoA, and Yoon Mirae compete for last "Superstar K3" judge spot
Mnet's popular talent show series "Superstar" is in its third running season this year and has enlisted the help of Lee Seung Chul and Yoon Jongshin as their judges for this season. "Superstar K3" is set to air next month and the show is still looking for its third judge.
It has been reported that the producers of "Superstar K3" has narrowed down the 3rd judge to three well-known female Korean artists: BoA, Baek Jiyoung, and Yoon Mirae (also known as T or Tasha). The third judge has always been a talented female judge who is known for their vocal and dancing abilities as seen in "Superstar K1" with Lee Hyori and "Superstar K2" with Uhm Junghwa. In general, these judges have mostly focused on the contestants vocal style and performance.
It has been said that BoA is a strong candidate as the third judge due to her vocal and dancing prowess, as well as being the 1st generation of Kpop idols to break successfully overseas. However, the three big companies, JYP, SM, and YG Entertainment have announced their own global audition scheduled to air later in the year and there are possibilities that she will join that show instead due to her responsibilities to SM Entertainment.
Yoon Mirae is especially known for her rapping skills in addition to vocal and dancing skills. She previously made appearances on the first two seasons of "Superstar K." She has become a strong candidate as the third judge due to "Superstar K" global aspect.
Baek Jiyoung is known for her exceptional vocal skills brought on by her husky voice and she has had various experience with dance as she released various hit dance songs in the past. Her sense of humor seen on other variety shows she has been taking part in would add entertainment to "Superstar K."
"Superstar K3" is set to air its first episode on August 12th, in which the winner will be awarded the grand prize of approximately $470,000USD and $190,000USD for recording costs.
Writer/Editor: Uni (BoAjjang.com)
News Source: Sports Korea, Koreaboo.com