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[ Notice ] Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team Received the Highest Score at USs The World's Best
Writer admin1 Date 2019/02/20 Hit 480
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Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team Received the Highest Score at USs The Worlds Best

20 Demonstration Team Members Participated and Received 99 Points in the First Round to Advance to the Second Round22 Million Viewers Watched the Premiere Episode

 

 

Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team (hereinafter referred to as the Demonstration Team) received the highest score at CBSs popular competition program The Worlds Best to advance to the second round.

 

The Demonstration Team received 99 out of 100 from the judges of the first round of The Worlds Best to victoriously place its name atop the list of second round advancers.

 

The 20 Demonstration Team members showcased a performance of basic movements and high degree difficulty technical Gyeokpa to music within the 5-minute time limit given to each team in the first round.

 

The judges gasped and yelled out every now and then during the Demonstration Teams performance, and after the performance was over, they gave a standing ovation, unable to hide their excitement for the fantastic movements of the Demonstration Team.

 

CBSs The Worlds Best is a 10 episode program that invites famous performance teams from all over the world to compete for the chance to become the ultimate victor. Produced by the minds behind popular programs such as The Voice and American Idol, the show generated buzz and attracted attention before it even began.

 

The episode featuring the Demonstration Team was aired on February 3 (local time) and watched by around 22 million viewers in the USA, an indicator of the keen interest in the show.

 

An ambitious endeavor by the CBS, the show also features a star-studded cast as well.

 

The show is hosted by the famous actor James Corden, who also hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, which is regarded as one of the top 3 talk shows in the USA.

 

Furthermore, actress Drew Barrymore, who is very popular in Korea as well, Emmy Award winning actor and singer RuPaul Andre Charles, and world-renowned country singer Faith Hill appear as the USs judges, while overseas experts from 38 countries around the world, composed of people from various fields such as singers, choreographers, models, producers, and MMA fighters, serve as members of the international panel.

 

After a team has performed, the scores given by the 3 US experts (50 points) and 50 overseas experts (50 points) are tallied to decide the winner.

 

The Worlds Best first premiered on February 3, with a new episode on the 6th and 13th. Over the course of these 3 episodes, numerous teams from around the world competed in the first round (Auditions) to determine which of them would advance to the second round (Battle Round).

 

The Worlds Best will be aired every Wednesday, and it is anticipated that the process of deciding the winner of USD 1 million (about KRW 1.12 billion) through fierce competitions will be shown in the upcoming 7 more episodes.

 

The Demonstration Team actively responded to the invitation by CBS in order to promote Taekwondo and Kukkiwon to the USA, and devoted itself to creating a new program.

 

The Demonstration Team, established in 1974, has toured around over 120 countries worldwide, and is recognized as the worlds top Demonstration Team promoting authentic Taekwondo.

 

Episode 4 of The Worlds Best, which will showcase the performances of teams that have advanced to the second round, will be aired at 8:00 PM on the 20th.

 

 

The Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team received the highest score at the CBSs popular competition program The Worlds Best to advance to the second round. The photos are images of the Demonstration Teams performance during the first round.

 

 

The Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team received the highest score at the CBSs popular competition program The Worlds Best to advance to the second round. The photos are images of the Demonstration Teams performance during the first round.

Provided by the USs CBS