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SBS has broadcast its first preview for their upcoming Chuseok special, “Hallyu Olympics.” While several idol groups participated in the special, “Hallyu Olympics” differentiates itself from other special broadcasts for the holidays by inviting 22 teams representing 6 different countries to perform and show off their talents.
The 22 teams represented the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, South Africa, and South Korea. SBS held preliminary auditions for the “Hallyu Olympics” with contestants from China, Israel, Jamaica, Germany, and more, showing how far the power of the Hallyu Wave has reached.
The teams will be shown competing in 4 different categories: dancing, Hallyu stars impersonations/similarities, singing, and individual skills.
International male group E.S.Q had their broadcasting debut ahead of their official debut in South Korea, in which they performed MBLAQ’s “Mona Lisa” and BEAST’s “Soom,” garnering praises from the idols that attended “Hallyu Olympics.” They also performed a short preview of their debut title track, “MONSTER.”
The group was set to release their debut single “MONSTER” as a digital single on September 12th, but was delayed. E.S.Q will be releasing their first mini-album titled “All Squires Day,” which includes “MONSTER.”
A team from Taiwan represented top idol group Super Junior, while a team from Japan represented Girls’ Generation. From the U.S. was Chris who took on CNBLUE.