The new K-pop festival
A new Nordic championship
Nordic K-pop Showdown is a festival focusing on k-pop cover dancing and strives to bring together the best groups in the Nordics. The goal is to select 4 teams each from Finland and Sweden to represent their country in the Finals
Stage qualifier at NärCon
The first Swedish qualifier
The first Swedish qualifier takes place at the Main Stage of NärCon Sommar 2018, on the 26th of July, where 10 groups will compete for two spots in the finals.
A vote in the community
The second Swedish qualifier
The second Swedish qualifier is judged by the Swedish K-pop community themselves. This qualifier takes place between the 8th and 29th of August. If you and your group want to participate, then fill out this form.
International Online Qualifier
The third way to qualify
The final way to get a spot in the the finals is through an international online qualifier, to which you submit a video of your group performing. This qualifier is open to dance groups from all of the participating countries. The winners of the qualifier is decided by a group of selected judges, and the qualifier is coordinated by the organizers of Nordic K-pop Showdown (Aicon ry and XpressEvents ry).
More information about this qualifier will be published in late July / early August.
Finland; November 2018
When the competing groups from all participating countries have been selected, they will meet face off in the final, grand competition. The finals of the Nordic K-pop Showdown will take place in Finland and is organized by Aicon ry and XpressEvents ry. The final date is not set, but the event will take place sometime in November.
Qualifier at NärCon Sommar
To apply for a spot in the qualifier, please fill out this form (closed) before the 6th of April. The selected groups are then contacted on the 13th of April.
About the competition
Welcome to the first Swedish qualifier of the Nordic K-pop Showdown, a competition in K-pop cover dancing! The qualifier takes place at the Main Stage of NärCon Sommar 2018 and the top two dance groups here qualify for the finals. Travel to the finals for these two groups is provided by NärCon.
In order to prepare each group for the big showdown, the qualifier will use the same format as the finals. Each group's performance can be a maximum of 5 minutes, and each group must consist of at least 4 members. The rehearsal and the qualifier takes place on the 26th of July at NärCon Sommar 2018. There are 10 spots in the qualifier.
Any group who wants to compete can apply for a spot. No previous experience in K-pop cover dancing is required. Our committee, consisting of members from the Swedish K-pop community, will go through all applications and select the 10 groups they find most fit for competing in the finals.
The judging of the qualifier that of the finals and is divided into five categories:
During your performance, the song your group has selected will be played. You also have the possibility to have the music video or your own animation played in the background on our big LED-screen. Details regarding sound, music, graphics etc. will be provided to you if and when you are accepted into the competition.
To apply for the qualifier you need to send in your application before the 6th of April (now closed).
The application shall contain the following information:
Note: These are the official rules for the Nordic K-pop Showdown
If a group wins one of the preliminary competitions (e.g. KDC), they are no longer allowed to participate in the following ones
The song selection for Nordic K-pop Showdown finals must be the same song the group earned their participation with at the preliminary competition (minding the same song rule)