Superstar K

Superstar K (Korean: 슈퍼스타 K) is a South Korean television talent show series which is held yearly. First held in 2009, Superstar K has increasingly gained more attention, considered the biggest audition program in South Korea. Superstar K's concept involves that of finding the next "superstar," with the winner each week determined with a combination of the scores given by judges and votes from viewers. The show received immense popularity for its first three seasons, discovering popular acts such as Seo In-guk, Huh Gak, John Park, Ulala Session and Busker Busker, and reached its peak in ratings in its fourth season with Roy Kim and Jung Joon-young as its forefront. The show saw a decline in popularity and ratings starting from its fifth season. The eighth season of Superstar K broke with tradition and abandoned the series number in its name, and was instead called Superstar K 2016. Traditionally, the award winner of each season is given the chance to perform at the Mnet Asian Music Awards as well as receive other prizes.