TV Chosun ‘Tomorrow’s National Singer’: Full list of mentors and masters
‘Tomorrow’s National Singer’ will feature contestants ranging from common people to social media celebrities and stars that are divided into 111 teams
The tradition of K-pop survival shows has always amazed fans globally. Fans watch the journey of the next K-pop star on their way to becoming an idol that will be loved by the same fans. TV Chosun's new audition program ‘Tomorrow's National Singer’ is a large-scale audition project that anyone who loves singing and has a craving for the stage can participate, regardless of age, genre, nationality or gender.
TV Chosun is also famously known for K-Trot shows like ‘Mister Trot’ and ‘Miss Trot’. The network announced their show ‘Tomorrow’s National Singer’ where 111 teams — consisting of contestants that are a mix between common people and celebrities — will try their luck at winning the grand prize of 300 Million Won ($250,000). TV Chosun has now has unveiled the golden master lineup for the show.
The masters for the show are announced
The masters on the show will mentor and guide the participants before the main performance as well as support them during training. The masters announced for the show are Kim Bumsoo, Baek Jiyoung, K.Will, Lee Seokhoon, Kim Junsu, Park Seonjoo, Yoon Myungsun, Lee Chan Won, Shin Ji and Hyojung. Each of these esteemed panel members will mentor and guide these 111 acts to find ‘Tomorrow’s National Singer’.
Kim Bumsoo, a South Korean singer, is widely considered one of the country's best vocalists. He debuted in 1999 with the album, 'A Promise', and in 2001, charted on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart with his song 'Hello Goodbye Hello', which reached number 51.
Baek Jiyoung is another judge on the panel for the show. She is also known as Baek Z Young and is a South Korean singer who made her debut in 1999, with the release of her album 'Sorrow'. Throughout her career, she has released eight studio albums and won awards for Best Female Artist and Best OST at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.
K.Will and Lee Seokhoon also join the panel
K.Will also known as Kim Hyungsoo is a South Korean singer who debuted in 2007 and has since become known for his chart-topping ballads. It is reported that he will also be joining the show as a judge. He has also been dubbed the “Prince of OST” for his frequent Korean drama soundtrack appearances. K.Will has released four full-length albums.
Lee Seokhoon will also be joining the show. He is a South Korean singer and a member of the trio SG Wannabe. He is also active as a solo artist and musical actor. Alongside his solo activities, he has appeared on various music variety shows such as ‘Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend’, ‘King of Mask Singer’, ‘Fantastic Duo’, ‘Duet Song Festival’, ‘Vocal Play’ and ‘Miss Back’.
More singers from the Korean Music Industry join
Also joining the show is Kim Junsu, who is a South Korean singer, model, dancer and stage actor. He is a member of the Korean pop group and later duo JYJ and was one of the original members of the boy band TVXQ.
Park Seonjoo, who was last seen as a judge that reigned as a tiger master equipped with a hawk eye in ‘Miss Trot 2’, will also appear on the show as a judge. Yoon Myungsun, a composer and producer, and currently, chairman of the APMA Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Writers Association will join the show as a mentor. With his support participants will understand the right music field to pick from.
The final judges and MC of the show
Other than these, Lee Chan Won who appeared on one of ‘Mr Trot’ seasons will join the show as a judge. Shin Ji, a South Korean singer, lyricist and actress who made her debut in 1998 in the group Koyote will appear on the show as a judge. The final judge to join the panel is Hyojung, a South Korean singer-songwriter and member of the girl group Oh My Girl.
Finally, Kim Seongjoo takes on as the host (MC) of ‘Tomorrow's National Singer’ joining the 10 mentors/judges who are in their quest to create a global K-pop star that will shake Korea once again. The production team said, “As it is the largest music audition in Korea, participants with various talents and charms applied. We will produce global K-pop stars who will make the world go crazy. Please watch the ambitious steps of ‘Tomorrow National Singer’.”