K-Pop Cover Dance Festival 2017 Announces First-Ever 'Twitter Popular Choice Award'

2017-05-26 12:20 4728

The two-day cover dance festival's finale will be broadcast live on Twitter via Periscope for K-Pop fans around the world

SEOUL, South Korea, May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Twitter is the best place to see what's happening in the world of K-pop and to talk about it. Riding the KPop wave or Hallyu on Twitter, the K-Pop Cover Dance Festival 2017 (@KPOPCoverDance) will introduce a new award category – the Twitter Popular Choice Award. The two-day Festival finale will also be broadcasted live from @KPOPCoverDance via Periscope on Twitter to bring K-Pop closer to fans across the world.



Twitter Popular Choice Award

As they journey to become cover dance champions, the finalists will stand a chance to win the coveted Twitter Popular Choice Award by simply engaging with their fans on Twitter. From 26 May to 2 June 2017, K-Pop fans will be in for a treat as finalists are encouraged to Tweet photos, stickers, videos, live video on Periscope, and more of their preparation and participation at the Festival. The finalist dance group with the maximum engagement (i.e. most mentions, Likes, Retweets, Replies and Video views) on their Twitter team account and the most mentions of their related team hashtags on Twitter by 2 June, 6:30pm KST will walk away with the Twitter Popular Choice Award.

The winning group of the award will be announced right after the semi-finals on 2 June 2017 and have their video shared by Twitter, K-Pop Cover Dance Festival and AllKPop to millions of KPop fans around the world.

Catch K-Pop Cover Dance Festival live on Twitter from Seoul, South Korea

Fans worldwide will be able to catch the K-Pop Cover Dance Festival semi-finals and finals live on Twitter and Periscope. The semi-finals will be held on 2nd June from 5pm KST, and successful teams will battle it out at the finals on 3rd June afternoon. To watch the competition live, fans simply have to follow the @KPOPCoverDance account on Twitter.

Mr. Chang-Seob Shin, Country Head of Twitter Korea, said: "Twitter is the best place to see what's happening around the world and K-Pop is a global conversation driver on Twitter. Through our collaboration with K-Pop Cover Dance Festival 2017, we're excited to bring more of the Hallyu wave closer to K-Pop fans all around the world. We look forward to seeing amazing and fun K-pop content on Twitter, including the live broadcast of the competition's finals from South Korea to fans around the world."

The international amateur K-Pop cover dance competition is currently in its seventh year. Nearly 2,500 audition entries were received globally this year from countries including the Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, US, Vietnam and of course South Korea. This June, the finalists from each of the nine markets will travel to Seoul to battle it out at the cover dance competition.

Follow K-Pop Cover Dance Festival at the @KPOPCoverDance Twitter account and join in the conversation using the #KCDF2017 hashtag on Twitter. Fans can engage with and support their favourite K-Pop Cover Dance Festival finalists on Twitter through their accounts and related hashtags: 

Participating Markets

Finalist Team Name

Twitter Handle

Finalist Team Hashtag

Korea (host country)







Hong Kong

Friends Junction Boys


















#KCDFPhilippines OR #KCDFPH






The First Bite




Super Nova



Source: Twitter