Taiwan’s Andy Su Crowned Winner of ‘K-Pop Star Hunt 3’
After a long and stressful tournament, Andy Su of Taiwan stole the hearts of the judges and was crowned the winner of K-Pop Star Hunt 3.
On January 12, Andy Su performed an acoustic rendition of Big Bang Taeyang’s I need a Girl before pumping out energy to G-Dragon’s Crayon and MichiGO.
Being named the winner of the competition, Andy Su will receive a contract deal with CJ E&M and FNC Entertainment. He will be training to become a K-Pop star and be given the opportunity to collaborate with FNC Entertainment artists, such as FT Island, CN Blue, AOA, and more. His debut stage will take place on Mnet’s M COUNTDOWN with the release of his debut single.
“This came totally unexpected as I felt that my first performance wasn’t up to standard,” said Andy. “All I told myself was to focus and give it my all and the results will take care of itself. I was glad that it did.”
At the judges panel were FNC Entertainment CEO, Han Seong Ho, FNC Academy CEO Ko Kwang Il, and FT Island’s Lee Jae Jin.
Upon seeing the winner, Lee Jae Jin commented, “I am honored to be here as a judge for the K-Pop Star Hunt 3 Grand Finale. I am looking forward to working with the winner, Andy, in the near future. Welcome to the family!”
In addition to the celebration, actor Andy Lau also congratulated the winner through his personal blog. It turned out that Andy Su performed at Andy Lau′s birthday party many years before and the actor remembered him.
K-Pop Star Hunt 3 kicked off in August of 2013, holding auditions in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
The finale will air on channel M on January 25.
Photo Credit: CJ E&M