Earlier in July this year, YG Entertainment announced Blackpink How You Like That dance cover contest. The three winners would win 20 million Korean Won as a prize. No wonder that there are many dancers worldwide who were joining this Kpop dance contest. At the end of July, they have announced the HYLT dance cover contest winners. Who are they? Let’s check out!
Blackpink Comeback Single
As we all know, Blackpink made a comeback this June with their new lead single How You Like That. The HYLT music video itself surpassed 200 million streams on YouTube in less than fourteen days.
HYLT Dance Cover Contest
Continuing the craze, the quartet had released a How You Like That choreography video, along with an announcement of an online HYLT dance cover contest.
The participants were supposed to cover Blackpink powerful How You Like That choreography. The participants had fourteen days (July 6 to July 20) to learn the choreography and submit the video on YouTube using the following hashtags: #BLACKPINK #블랙핑크 #HowYouLikeThat #HYLT_Dancecovercontest.
Dance Cover Contest Participants
According to YG Entertainment, there were about 2,200 teams from more than 100 countries participating in the Kpop dance cover contest.
“It is the biggest number of participants among all dance cover contests held by artists of our agency. Most participants wore hanbok to add more meaning, and the number of participants from the US increased significantly,” the agency said.
HYLT Dance Cover Contest Winners Announcement
As mentioned by YG Entertainment, the winners were announced on July 28 on official Blackpink official social media accounts. The winners were selected based on YG evaluation (50%) and YouTube views (50%). Who are the winners?
#1 Yemin Boss wins 10 million KRW
The grand prize of the HYLT dance cover contest goes to Premium Dance Studio-Yemin Boss. The team consists of two young girls, aged nine and 10.
#2 AC Bonifacio wins 6 million KRW
Filipino-Canadian dancer, Andree Bonifacio, wins the second prize of this Kpop dance cover contest. YG wrote in their blog, “She not only perfectly re-enacted BLACKPINK’s performance, but also acted as 4 members by herself, expressing BLACKPINK’s individual charms, stylings, and their dance set.”
#3 B-WILD wins 4 million KRW
A dance group from Vietnam, B-Wild wins the third prize.
Special Awards Winners
What the Winners and Netizens Say?
the little jensoo aka yemin boss won!! they're so cute huhu 🥺pic.twitter.com/0k2dr4xCS8— mademoiselle (@yeuxdejen) July 28, 2020
“We pushed thru because no matter what people said, it would not change the love and support I have for Blackpink. THIS WAS SO SO UNEXPECTED. I’ve been doing all my Kpop covers just because I love them, and it was my way of showing support, and never in a million years would I have thought that we would win 2ND???”AC Bonifacio
“Our outfits and concepts are inspired and modified by Nemesis – Goddess of Rhamnous (Concept 1), Queen Cleopatra VII Philopator (Concept 2), and especially Nhat Binh – Ceremonial Dress of Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam (final concept).B-Wild Official on YouTube
We hope to bring the image of traditional Vietnamese clothes closer to the young Vietnamese as well as around the world.
We are proud to be Vietnamese!”
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