A2K, short for America 2 Korea, is a 2023 talent show that will chronicle the creation of the first American girl group trained through the K-pop system. JYP Entertainment and Republic Records are partnering together on this project. The show premiered on July 13, 2023. The final 6 members that passed all the evaluations debuted as members of the group VCHA.
Auditions were held for female contestants between ages 12 through 16 in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and New York.
There were 4 qualities that were being judged - dancing, singing, star quality, and character.
|Camila Ribeaux Valdes||Aug 10, 2005||18|
|Cristina Lopez Sandiford||||17|
|Keira Grace||Jun 17, 2007||16|
|Mischa Salkin||Aug 2, 2009||14|
|Gina de Bosschere||||13|
Mischa, Melissa, and Yuna did not receive a dance stone during the first round of evaluations.
All contestants except Mischa passed the LA boot camp and will be training in Korea at the JYP center.
Melissa withdrew from the competition before the Korean boot camp. Yuna, Gina, and Cristina were eliminated.
The final 6 members debuted as members of VCHA (Illuminate).