Sriadita Emani, Hyderabad, Telangana
Guntur Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2022 was conducted online on 29th May on the YouTube page Korean Cultural Centre India by the Regional Round organiser AP K-POPPERS. Here’s an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories about their overall experience of this contest and few words from the organiser about their experience.
Satvik Chenjeri (Winner)
Hello! My name is Satvik Chenjeri, the vocal category winner of the Guntur Regional Round of the 2022 K-Pop Contest. This year I took part by performing a song by my favourite K-Pop group, Blackpink – You never Know. After I auditioned and got in the online round I was very excited for the regional round, but some how I felt that I was not able to give my best and did not have much hopes for winning. To my surprise when I did I was very grateful and happy. It really inspired me to do a lot better in the finals. This is my third year in the contest and after the first year I realised that I enjoyed taking part in the contest and told myself I will continue to do so until I get to win at some point and that is was drives me to do better! Thank you.
Anjali Verma (1st Runner Up)
Hey! My name is Anjali Verma, 19 years old and am the 1st runner up of this year’s K-Pop Contest India, Guntur regional round, Vocal Category It was a really fun experience, I love listening to K-Pop songs and taking part in this contest really motivated me to do better I love singing and this contest motivated me and gave me a chance to express my love towards K-Pop.
DVS Bandhavi (2nd Runner Up)
I am DVS Bandhavi, 23 years from Visakhapatnam. I am the 2nd runner up in Guntur Regional Round (vocal category) in the K-Pop India Contest 2022. I feel really happy being a part of this contest and it’s been the fourth year that I could achieve the first Prize for the Guntur Region Round. I always wanted to be a performer ever since my childhood. I being a big fan of Michael Jackson, wanted to sing and dance. I enjoyed my childhood having thrilling experiences with my family members and friends performing in front of them. So, when I first got to know about K-Pop, it’s style and the music caught me, that’s how I have been here and enjoying myself the most. Thank you..💞💞💞💞
Afiya Shaik (Popularity Award)
I am Afiya Shaik and I am 19 years old. I won the popularity award in Guntur Regionals. I’ve been participating in this contest from 2019. I made it in the National round in 2019 and got to perform for a huge audience. It was the most beautiful moment in my life and I always wanted to relive it. That experience was enough for me to keep working hard and try again and again. Ever since then, I kept participating and won Popularity Award every year. I’m so grateful to everybody who supports me. I have a long way to go but I’ll keep working until I finally achieve my dreams.
DVS Bandhavi (Winner)
I am DVS Bandhavi, 23 years from Visakhapatnam. I won the Guntur Regional Round (Dance category) in the K-Pop India Contest 2022. I feel really happy being a part of this contest and it’s been the fourth year that I could achieve the first Prize for the Guntur Region Round. I always wanted to be a performer ever since my childhood. I being a big fan of Michael Jackson, wanted to sing and dance. I enjoyed my childhood having thrilling experiences with my family members and friends performing in front of them. So, when I first got to know about K-Pop, it’s style and the music caught me, that’s how I have been here and enjoying myself the most.
Regional Round Organiser
안녕하세요! I’m Sowjanya Vanapalli, representative for AP K-POPPERS, Guntur region. We are excited having got the opportunity to host K-POP INDIA CONTEST 2022. And this being my first year stepping in responsibility as a representative for AP K-POPPERS Team. Although, I have been in the team for quite some time and have some experience in hosting the previous year’s contests, the new responsibility as a representative made it all a brand new experience.
There were a lot of learnings but with the support from KCCI & My Team, made everything fall in place. We, AP K-POPPERS, will always look forward to host more and more events in the future. With every chance we get, we want to bring Hallyu Closer to the K-Fans in Andhra Pradesh.
I, on behalf of my team, would like to end this, by thanking The Korean Culture Center India for trusting us with K-POP CONTEST 2022 Guntur Regional. Myself and Sravani Penikilapati and Madhuri Kolli will continue to do our best and work towards the best, in the future.
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Congratulations to all the participants 🤞🥳
Congratulations to all winners
It’s so great to read about their experience!😍 Congratulations to them❤️❤️
Congratulations to all the amazing K-lovers!! Really enjoyed seeing and reading the experience of the talented youth of Guntur!
Congratulations to all the winner !!