Odia Girl Shreya becomes Finalist in South Korean Girl Group ‘Blackswan’
Shreya is one among the 23 finalists selected by DR Music
TNI Bureau: Shreya Lenka, 17-year-old from a small town of Odisha is on her way to become India’s first K-Pop Idol.
In one-of-a-kind global audition conducted by K-Pop Entertainment company DR Music, 23 girls from across the World have been selected out of which one girl would get the golden ticket to become the fifth member of K-Pop girl group Blackswan, a South Korean girl group. Shreya is one among the 23 finalists selected by DR Music as her name was announced in a Live Youtube chat video streamed on 3 July 2021.
Blackswan group had 5 members originally but an idol left the group last year which prompted DR Music to hold a global audition.
The K-Pop group is globally acclaimed for its international artists apart from Korean idols as members like Fatou, a Senegalese vocalist/rapper and Leia, a Brazilian-Japanese singer. Since, the pandemic has restricted physical audition process, the auditions were held online.
Born in the steel city of Rourkela in the year, 2003, she combines a rare talent in Yoga, Odishi and other modern forms in contemporary modern dances and has proven that her age is hardly a barrier in overcoming all the hurdles to become number one in all fields.
Her first guru- Madan Mohan Purthy- is a noted choreographer of Rourkela with stints in working with the noted and best choreographers of the nation.
She has also a golden voice, while she can cast spells on the audience with her moves in traditional and other modern dances.
Shreya is a trained dancer and yoga enthusiast and has won awards in National and regional level competitions.
With an aims to become a global pop artist, she started taking Hindustani Classical lessons last year to improve on her vocal skills.