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Art and Culture1 Updated: 2012-05-16 12:00:00 KST

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It is Wednesday and you know what that means…it's celebrity news time. I hear that our Michelle Kim has brought us the latest updates in Hollywood and the Korean music scene.

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[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

What do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Super Star K 3's winning team Ulala Session's debut album has hit number on the charts as soon as it was released. The runner up of this audition program, Busker Busker is also receiving rave reviews with both the critics and the fans. Here are more details on the increasing popularity of singers debuting from audition programs.


Ulala Session's debut song, "Beautiful Night" almost seems like a musical, with entertainment for the ears and the eyes.

The song debuted in number one on numerous music charts in Korea and garnered much attention.


[Interview : Park Seung-il, Member of Ulala Session] "You can compare our album to rice. Our album doesn't stick to just one style or color, but tries to satisfy the tastes of all music lovers."

Runners up in the TV talent show Super Star K3 Busker Busker's debut album has also been a huge success with their acoustic sound and honest yet romantic lyrics.

The band's concerts in 5 different cities, including Seoul, sold out quickly so they are looking into holding another encore concert in the future.

Im Yoon-Taek, leader
[Interview : Im Yun-taek, Leader of Ulala Session] "To be quite honest, I am very jealous, really jealous that they are doing so well. We talked amongst each other and realized that Busker Busker needs to succeed in order for us to do so as well."

Despite their sudden fame and success, there are some that claim that singers who achieve fame from audition programs have to go through obstacles that regular singers don't have to.

They say that because they were never trained, it is hard for them to compete with heavily trained superstars that are brought through the ranks of Korea's entertainment industry.

However, as more and more TV channels are producing audition programs, the popularity and interest in these singers is reaching its peak.
Industry insiders are even saying that these singers may even change the entire music business as a whole.
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