Korea Sings[1] (Korean전국노래자랑; RRJeon-guk Noraejarang; lit. National Singing Pride, commonly known in English as National Singing Contest) is a South Korean music program. It airs live on KBS 1TV on Sunday at 12:10 beginning November 9, 1980.[2] For South Korean holidays, the show has been hosted overseas. In 2003, the show was hosted in Pyongyang during National Liberation Day of Korea.[3]

Korea Sings
Also known asNational Singing Contest
StarringSong Hae (until May 2022)
Kim Shin-young (from October 2022)
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes2,138 (as of December 11, 2022)
Production locationSouth Korea
Running time70 minutes
Original networkKBS 1TV
Original releaseNovember 9, 1980 (1980-11-09) –


The show originally started as a program called KBS National Singing Fight (KoreanKBS배 쟁탈 전국노래자랑) from 1972 to 1977.[4]


According to the official program page, the show is described as "a show of battles of wit and exciting songs between amateur guests who passed the preliminary in their local regions which aims to make people touched, have good memories, and give honest smiles to the audience with things to be proud of the region that are unique to the area."[5]


  1. ^ https://kbsworld.kbs.co.kr/program/view.php?pg_seq=74
  2. ^ Lee, Jae-hoon (17 February 2015). "'전국노래자랑' 초대 MC 겸 가수 위키리, 미국서 별세". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-03-19.
  3. ^ "전국노래자랑".
  4. ^ http://www.sporbiz.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=404533K
  5. ^ "전국노래자랑".

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