"The name of this project is A2K, which is an abbreviation of America2Korea so the final artist that comes out of this procedure will be the first American artist made out of the K-pop system," says J.Y. Park (founder and chairman of JYP Entertainment).
The competition will consist of hopefuls, ages 12 through 16, from America to Canada. In-person auditions will take place in five major cities:
September 10th - Atlanta
September 14th - Chicago
September 17th & 18th - New York City
September 20th - Dallas
September 23rd, 24th, & 25th - Los Angeles
After A2K's Los Angeles boot camp, semifinalists will travel to JYP's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea and will experience intense training with top executives, choreographers, producers, and more. The winners will make up the super group! Watch the official video below!