MBC’s “Audition” Has a Canadian IdolPosted: May 11, 2011
Do you know Shayne Orok? He is a Canadian student, who may become a Korean idol very soon. He is one of four finalists on MBC‘s “Great Birth” (Star Audition). Who is he? And, why is he on a Korean reality show?
If you remember, Youtube and MBC partnered up for their reality program, searching the globe for the next Korean idol star. Shayne not only made the cut, he’s in the final five.
Shayne’s mother was born in the Philippines and Shayne’s father was born in Canada, and prior to joining the show, Shayne had never learned Korean or been on Korean soil, often having the help of a translator during the show. It’s truly the power of the Internet that brought Shayne to Korea’s spotlight.
Yet the lack of Korean ability hasn’t really stood in his way. As many other foreign contestants were more or less ridiculed for mispronouncing Korean words, Shayne seems to be holding his own on the pronunciation front.
Good luck to Shayne on future broadcasts!
What do you think of the young Canadian? Does he have what it takes?