May 31, 2012 10:08
A group of Columbian youngsters who fell in love with K-pop won the chance to visit Korea last week, where they met several K-pop singers during their week-long stay.
The six finalists of "K-Pop Reality," an audition show that aired on Caracol TV, Colombia's largest private TV station, appeared on Arirang TV's "Simply K-Pop" music show on Wednesday and showcased their dancing skills while singing songs by 2PM and 2NE1.
They also expressed their excitement about finally arriving in the home of K-pop. "We met Korean singers like Baek Ji-young and U-KISS, and looked around many places in Seoul. We are so happy," said one of the young fans.
"We hoped to meet SHINee, 2PM and 2NE1 in person, get their autographs, and visit their agencies. We are very sorry that we didn't have the chance… We will definitely return here someday."
They return to Colombia on Thursday after wrapping up their six-day trip. Footage showing the build-up to their auditions in Columbia and parts of their Korean trip will be broadcast on Arirang's "Discover World" program from June 11 to 15.
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