Korea-China co-produced idol training show premieres with Psy

July 7, 2015
Psy will be a part of "Super Idol" for its premiere. (YouTube)

Psy will be a part of “Super Idol” for its premiere. (YouTube)

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) — “Super Idol,” a TV audition show jointly produced by South Korea and China to train future idols will premiere next week in South Korea, a local producer said Tuesday.

The first episode of the co-production between South Korean cable channel MBC Music and Chinese media company TV Zone will be broadcast next Tuesday, MBC Music said.

The program’s Chinese version will come out four days prior to the Korean premiere.

“It will be fun to see Korean and Chinese trainees sweating to debut as idols and hot hallyu stars in the program,” MBC Music said in a release. Hallyu refers to the Asianwide popularity of Korean pop music, TV shows and films.

Among the Korean stars to appear in the first episode will be rapper Psy and singers Kim Jong-guk and Lyn, who sings “My Destiny,” the theme song for hit South Korean drama “My Love from the Star.”