Global Audition started with deafening cheers. The atmosphere of the audition was heated. I made a mistake. (A participant is showing tears.) What happened to them during the audition? (What happened to them on the scene of the audition?) Global Audition in Cambodia will start right now. The next country is Cambodia, which has the Mekong, the largest river in Southeast Asia. It has a wonderful natural environment and the splendid cultural heritage, Angkor Wat. About 95 percent of the people follow Buddhism. There are as many passionate K-pop fans as there are Buddhists among the youth of Cambodia. Global Audition visited Cambodia. (The atmosphere was more heated than ever on this day.) Cambodians were more passionate than ever on this day. – Welcome to Cambodia! / – Welcome to Cambodia! – Go, K-pop! / – Go, K-pop! A very special festival was held in Cambodia. We will show you behind-the-scenes of the participants who did their best until the end. Let’s go and take a look at the passionate audition! This is Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. The first place we visited was Wat Botum Park, a park located in the center of Phnom Penh. Which participating team will we meet? (They’re dancing to exciting K-pop.) These girls are dancing to exciting K-pop in the middle of the park. (These girls are busking in the park.) (Who are these girls we met in the park?) Who are these girls? – Hello. / – Hello. – We are OMG! / – We are OMG! OMG is showing off their charms as girl crushes. They’re participating in this audition. We experienced a new pretty dance style. Because of that, we decided to try out the audition. This is the place where OMG practices. (OMG is practicing hard.) They’re practicing hard before the contest. They’re even doing an acrobatic cartwheel performance, which is difficult for most people. A Cambodian girl crush group existed here. (Their practice where energetic moves stood out ended.) Their practice full of energetic moves is over now. She looks uncomfortable. What happened? (Marslee dropped to the floor.) (Why does she have a bandage on her leg?) I got hurt by putting too much pressure on my legs. She got injured from energetic moves and endless practice, but their passion for the preliminaries didn’t stop. That night… (Where did we go after driving 40 minutes in the dark?) Where did we go after driving 40 minutes in the dark? Hello! Welcome to our house! Welcome! They’re OMG, who was practicing hard in the morning. The house is full of traces of OMG. (The house is full of traces of OMG.) The girls have gathered late at night for the audition. Who are you? Who is she? She is Pichma’s mom. I would always go to my dancing daughter and hit her. (Mom…) She was always against me dancing. In Cambodia, we think it’s bad for a girl to dance. So I am worried that my daughter dances. She used to hit me and say, “Don’t dance.” (To become the OMG they are now…) They couldn’t give up their passion for K-pop despite the strong opposition. These passionate friends gathered, and it took them seven years to become the OMG they are now. After continuing to watch my daughter dance, I think it’s good, so I support her now. (She is moved.) Since she will be in a contest, I hope she will get first place. I’m 100 percent sure she will get 1st place. (1st place) (OMG heard a surprise cheer from Pichma’s mom.) Even her mother is cheering for them now. OMG, let’s win! The next morning, we went to meet the next participant. This is a very famous hamburger restaurant in Phnom Penh. (The restaurant is getting ready to welcome customers.) They’re still getting ready to open. The next participant we will meet is this boy. (What dream does this hard-working boy have?) What kind of dream does this boy have? K-pop is my favorite thing. My dream is to become a K-pop star. BoBo will sing in the vocal part for the preliminaries. When I’m stressed, I feel happy after I sing. (After his part-time job…) Where is he going while humming? (Where did he arrive?) (It’s his other part-time job, a supermarket.) This is BoBo’s other workplace. BoBo is still busy here moving boxes and organizing objects. There’s a reason why he works so hard without any rest. I’m interested in music, but my parents won’t support me. I’m working part-time jobs to make money for vocal lessons. He isn’t giving up on his dream. I am proud of you! (Is he eating a raw egg right now?) I’m taking care of my throat for the audition. Raw eggs are the best thing to protect your throat. (2 days before the audition) He practices over and over the day before the audition. BoBo does his best to get ready. I’m confident I’ll do a good job in the preliminaries. I can do it! It’s the day of Global Audition. (Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center, Phnom Penh) A large audience has come to watch the audition early in the morning. – Welcome to Cambodia! / – Welcome to Cambodia! Many additional events to experience Korean culture, such as wearing the Korean traditional outfit hanbok, tasting tteokbokki, and playing traditional games have been prepared. (Various events to experience Korean culture) It feels like the Cambodian youth became one step closer to Korea. It was fun. I wish there were more events like this. Meanwhile, the participants are in the middle of rehearsal. From stage production to backup dancers, the participants prepared a lot for a perfect stage. (Various participating teams are preparing) (for the preliminaries.) The rehearsals of participants continue. You can do it! (A male team is showing off some powerful dancing.) Which team is showing off their powerful masculinity? Hello. We’re the group NT. It’s NT, a five-member male cover dance team. They’re participating with “Cat and Dog” by TXT for this audition. We like TXT the most out of all the K-pop groups. They’re our role model. Because we love this kind of music. (The staff prepared a special gift for NT.) The staff prepared a gift for them. (He’s really curious.) – One, two! Hello, we’re TXT! / – Hello, we’re TXT! (What is this?) It’s a video message that was just sent from Korea! NT, nice to meet you! We heard you will audition with our song “Cat and Dog”. We also looked for your videos. You’re a really strong front-runner. That’s right. We hope you win and come to Korea. – Go, NT! / – Go, NT! (This is amazing!) (TXT said “Go, NT!” for us.) It looks like they received a lot of energy. TXT sent another message. We are sending a video message to cheer for all of the participants of the 2019 K-pop World Festival Global Audition. There isn’t a lot of time left until the audition, but you will get good results if you do your best. – Keep it up! / – Keep it up! – Keep it up! / – You can do it! With the support of TXT, 12 teams will participate in Global Audition. (Meanwhile, the outside is like this.) A large audience has gathered from all over Cambodia to see their passionate performances. – Go, ELAZTIX! / – Go, ELAZTIX! – Go, K-pop! / – Go, K-pop! How hot is K-pop in Cambodia? People are imitating everything related to Korea, including the style of K-pop. K-pop is the most popular among all of the popular songs in Cambodia. A very special festival will start in Cambodia! The audience is finally entering after a long wait. (An audience of 800 people fills the seats.) The audience fills up all 800 seats. Global Audition in Cambodia started with the excitement and cheering of a big concert. (ELAZTIX-G starts performing.) They’re showing off the skills they practiced. (They’re showing off the skills they practiced.) It’s a familiar face! Go, BoBo! (Will the raw eggs be effective?) Can we look forward to the effects of the raw eggs? I was nervous, but I’m happy that I finished well. I think I did a good job thanks to the raw eggs. A participant has broken down in tears in the waiting room. What happened before his performance? I’m never nervous like this every year. I’m participating for the third year this year. ELAZTIX-B participated every year since 2017. Are you still nervous after three years? – I’m okay. / – I’m okay. It seems like they already captured a lot of hearts of the female audience. Let’s watch their performance together. This looks familiar. It’s the national treasure-like idol group, BTS! They’re doing BTS’s fan dance. They become one with the audience with their powerful performance. ELAZTIX-B came back after capturing the hearts of the female audience. I feel good. We did well. A second team appeared to capture the hearts of the female audience. It’s NT, who said that TXT is their role model. With their boyish and powerful performance, they captured the hearts of the female audience right away. (You’re amazing.) NT showed both boyish charm and masculinity. Good job! I’m proud of what we have practiced until now. I think K-pop makes people friends. – OMG! / – OMG! It’s OMG’s performance now. Even their appearance is extraordinary. It’s time for them to show off their passion. They showed off their charms as girl crushes with their disciplined moves. These girls made a medley from not just one song, but various songs. Because of that, the audience has become very excited. OMG’s performance, which livened up the atmosphere with their passion, is over now. (Thumbs up) (But…) It’s okay! What happened? (What suddenly happened?) Why is she crying after doing a good job? She forgot to turn the lights on her belt on. (Just now, whenever the song changed,) (the belts of the members were turned on.) She didn’t turn the light on her belt on. You still did your best, so don’t cry. I made a mistake. And I’m afraid that it will affect the team score. She continues to cry because she feels sorry toward her team in case she caused trouble despite their efforts. All of the performances the participants prepared are over. Only the results have to be announced. The audience is responding with cheers for the nervous participants before the announcement. (Who will receive the honor of the grand prize?) Who will have the honor of receiving the grand prize? OMG! (OMG received the honorary grand prize.) Congratulations! They received a reward for trying so hard. Fahn, who was sad from her mistake on stage, is relieved. (Congratulations.) It’s the moment when the goal that they desperately wished for is coming true. (Global Audition in Cambodia ended with OMG’s victory.) I was so happy today. If we get the chance, we will try again next year. I love K-pop! I love Korea! All of the events are over. Is no one going home? The passion of the Cambodian youth is amazing. Cambodians are enjoying K-pop until the end with one mind. (A spontaneous K-pop dance time took place.) The youth of Cambodia loves K-pop, and their sincerity and passion brought them this far. The K-pop craze has become the center of Cambodian popular culture. Everyone who loves K-pop is today’s hero, a K-pop star.