Dance groups from a total of fifty countries and six continents participated in this year’s worldwide ‘2012 K-POP Cover Dance Festival,’ hosted by the Visit Korea Committee and supported by a number of notable stars.
“The contestants are evaluated through not only their song and choreography choice but also though their costumes, makeup, and style. The contestants who win the national championships will compete in Korea for the final round of competition, and have chances to meet select K-POP stars.”
Out of 1350 dance groups, a total of 98 teams backed SHINee, placing SHINee in the coveted second place for the “role model of cover dances” title. They were only preceded by SNSD, with a total of 155 teams behind them. (An updated set of rankings on the competition’s website shows SHINee with a total of 99 teams and SNSD with a total of 156.)
SHINee also ranked in the #1 spot in a chart of artists by country (seen below), placing first within the regions of North and South America, as well as second in Africa.
A more detailed set of regional rankings shown on the website further proves SHINee’s global popularity, with SHINee being the sole artist to achieve a place on every top five list per region worldwide. Our boys sure do fit the title of global stars!