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7 hopefuls start the competitive process to join KARA on the first episode of 'KARA Project'

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DSP Media is formally introducing you to the seven trainee hopefuls who are competing to become a new member of KARA through the first episode of MBC Music's 'KARA Project'!


SEE ALSO: All 7 contestants of the 'KARA Project' come together in group posters


The seven contestants known as 'Baby KARA', including So Jin, Shi Yoon, Young Ji, Chae Kyung, So Min, Chae Won, and Yu Ji, tried their hands at dancing KARA's "Step" for the first episode. The talented hopefuls will compete in five missions and the new member will be decided by 30% experts' vote, 20% popularity vote, 20% performance rating vote, and 30% global popularity vote.


Who will end up becoming the new members of KARA? Find out through MBC Music's 'KARA Project' airing every Tuesday at 6 PM KST!


English subtitles are also available, so make sure to take a look below!

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soofany_x Monday, June 2, 2014

Sojin and Somin are those who I want to join since their introduction video.

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hana_ljh Monday, June 9, 2014

I am totally agree with you. Their image really suits kara! Sojin has a sexy image & her age is good for kara & Somin, it's like she is the second Hara! after I watched Kara Project I changed my mind. I like Sojin & Somin join kara. Young ji & Chae Kyung aren't bad too but chae won & Yuji doesn't suit kara at all bcuz they have a cute & young image.

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krevice Thursday, May 29, 2014

SOjin and SOmin ... are only ... (drum roll) ... SO-SO! ... (Haw! Haw!) ;

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krevice Friday, May 30, 2014

The TV Show is interesting; looking forward to the next episode.

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taylena Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sojin really has it all, the looks, the dance, voice & energy. She'd be the best pick plus she would also be closest to them in age. ;Somin is great too but she looks like Hara (sounds & kind of has the same demeanor) way too much, so she has to be a NO!!! Still waiting to see more from Yuiji & Younji, but they were alright too. All I want is that Gyuri, Seungyeon & Hara to be apart of the picking. Gyuri, Seungyeon & Nicole were the ones to pick Hara and Jiyoung and that worked out great :) So the girls have to be part of the process too!

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turtlelags Thursday, May 29, 2014

I agree 100%. I would like to add that my bias right now is chaekyung for pretty much the same reasons you like sojin. Another reason is I think she would fit the cute and sexy concept of kara quite well. I can see sojin, chaekyung, gyuri, seungyeon, and nicole together. For sojin, she is fits the kara image no doubt. She just needs to not be so nervous.

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krevice Thursday, May 29, 2014

@turtlelags ... Seungyeon, and *GOO HARA together ... (typo fix?)

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turtlelags Friday, May 30, 2014

@krevice Oops, yah I meant goo hara, not nicole. Guess I miss nicole a lil too much hahaha xD

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heehanna Thursday, May 29, 2014

Kara need yuji's rap

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turtlelags Thursday, May 29, 2014

Totally agree! Kara is known for pulling off both cute and sexy at the same time though. I dunno if yuji can pull off the sexy part, but I do like her :D

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heehanna Thursday, May 29, 2014

I like somin and yuji!

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leduc Thursday, May 29, 2014

I think there is still much improvement needed between the girls however there is talent within each. I have to say at first through teasers I liked Young Ji but I think I like Chae won. I hope to see Young ji in the next episode more though! I still wish they would form one group because after seeing this, I think they would all match well with each other, but good luck to the 2 joining Kara!!

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hana_ljh Monday, June 9, 2014

Only 2 joining kara?

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karaboy97 Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I'm having mixed feelings about this.. on one side, if they get 2 more members who have good vocals, it will definitely help the songs that they produce, but on the other hand, I'm afraid that too powerful a vocal will disrupt the 'Kara' feel. In the old Kara, they may not individually have very strong vocals, but when combined together they are a killer formula. I'm just afraid that the new vocals may overpower the Kara feel...

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krevice Thursday, May 29, 2014

Or maybe, create something 'new and different' for KARA that is exciting.

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krevice Thursday, May 29, 2014

Myself, I rather like with 4minute, the 'interplay' of the '2YOON' two good vocalists. Something like that for KARA might be interesting.

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sunfei Wednesday, May 28, 2014

, if they really want to hired a new members,make sure they must be good in dancing and also vocally,we already know kara only had seungyoon for a good vocal,they need more, so uses this chances wisely,just my opinion..

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Maggie Wednesday, May 28, 2014

None of them are good-looking or talented enough to add to KARA's charm. It's not fair to the current KARA members.

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Littlepony Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Yes, agree. i feel very sorry to KARA current member.. but I come to change my mind when i take a look at this video project, I kinda feel sorry for these 7 girls too.. They all have great talent and i think it doesn't fair if we don't give them a chance to debut as 'Baby KARA' Maybe just give them a try.. Oh DSP doesnmt know how really hate I feel for them.. KARA FIGHTING! Baby KARA fighting!

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turtlelags Thursday, May 29, 2014

I don't think that's true. Chaekyung and sojin are drop dead gorgeous, while yuji and shiyoon are super cute. They all sung and danced amazingly in this first episode, so my worries are put to rest. I think Kara needs to be a 5 person group because Kara is known for mixing and matching multiple talents in both a cute and sexy way. Personally, I think chaekyung and sojin compliment the remaining 3 Kara members all around, but I think it would be cool for yuji to be in Kara for her rapping prowess (plus, she has proven herself as a singer in kpopstar2). I have been a diehard Kara fan for 5 years and I have confidence that the company and fans will vote the two best candidates.

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turtlelags Thursday, May 29, 2014

But yah, it is not that I disagree with you. I understand where you and many others are coming from. As difficult as it is to see Nicole go, I don't think Kara can last very long as a 3-member group. Most of the successful girl groups I know need at least 4-5 members (i.e. 2ne1, F(x), Girl's Day, Girl's Generation). Now, I am not saying that all the candidates here will fit Kara because some don't fit Kara's image at all. It is just that a few of them like chaekyung stand out and I can see them working with Goo Hara and the others. I clicked "like" on your comment. I would love to discuss this more with you if you'd like.

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krevice Thursday, May 29, 2014

@turtlelags ... KARA3 = PIG with NO WINGS! ;-)

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wanker Wednesday, May 28, 2014

hmm, this seems very familiar... (yg who is next)

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josieee Monday, June 2, 2014

I agree

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