Say Hello To The Next Wave Of Filipino K-Pop Idols!
Karen Jane Ng
Hello K-Idol, an original talent search of the streaming platform Viu Philippines, is already set to premiere on MYX channel this November 3!
The show features 10 aspiring all-male Filipinos who wish to be the next K-Pop superstar. All went through a 10-week training, with the help of mentors Morissette Amon, Jinho Bae, and Dasuri Choi, and two of today's biggest idols Jung Joon Young and Yook Sung Jae.
Get familiar with the 10 K-Trainees who are poised to dominate the scene soon:
Karl Gibaud Limpin, 19
Karl loves dancing and takes inspiration from Chris Brown plus K-Pop groups Stray Kids and Bigbang! He also gives lessons to students specializing in K-Pop and hiphop.
Ayanrie Verzon, 24
Ayan is the biggest fan of Super Junior. His weekly change of hair color is a testament of his dedication to achieve that K-Pop vibe!
Yukito Kanai, 27
Yuki is greatly influenced by the strong determination of Super Junior's Yesung as an idol. He has a lot of training experience in Japan and has had encounters with K-Pop groups SHINee and BTOB!
Guion Angelo Go Antonio, 24
This K-Trainee has been dancing since he was 11. To learn more about K-Pop is one reason of Guion for joining Hello K-Idol, to meet Momoland's Nancy is another.
Renz Anthony Salgado, 18
Besides singing and dancing, Renz is also into K-Dramas! He previously joined K-Pop dance contests and modelling shows. He finds motivation from BTS' J-Hope!
Mike John Lloyd Villamor, 20
Mike enjoys acoustic Korean songs, fashion and K-Drama theme songs - just like the rest of us! Bet someone's going to get along well with Mike as he's also crushing on Momoland's Nancy!
John Paul Getigan Soliva, 25
Thanks to the power Bigbang holds on JP, he has learned to make his own music! He is painfully shy in real life but that's nothing when it comes to his great passion to perform on stage.
Kheene Gabriel Martin Salas, 18
Kheene can sing (and dance). If you want proof, he also posts covers online and even joined Tawag Ng Tanghalan. Like any other fan, you can expect him on the Internet, stalking his favorite Blackpink.
John Benedict Malgapo Velasquez, 19
Benedict's got that Kim Woo Bin vibe. His looks and acting skills got him on a few Indie films and TV shows.
Stephen Daniele Geldore Evangelista, 20
Taeyang has become a big part of Stephen's K-Pop dream. Like the Bigbang singer, this hopeful is also the happiest when he is performing onstage. His musical taste is also a mix of hiphop and R&B. Can we look forward to an "Eyes, Nose, Lips" song cover?
Follow their Hello K-Idol journey on MYX every Saturday 9pm, Sunday 12pm and Thursday 4pm! Check out what went down during the mediacon: