A new five member girl group sponsored and managed by "Lotte Group" called "Lotte Girls" are set to debut.
According to Lotte, Last year they held public auditions for two korean members and the they chose Choe Su Jeong and Gim Ye Seul and 3 Chinese members which are Go Keom Jo, Yang A, and Wang Jeong Hui and looks like these girls are set to debut in China.
Lotte Group held a about six regional auditions last September 2009 in China and had over 3,000 candidates who auditioned and only three were chosen and two were chosen in korea through a single qualification audition and thus forming a five member girl group.
This girl group is intended to raise the brand awareness in the local market especially in China but there are also plans for korean activities.
They will appear on CCTV this may and will be introduced throughout China and they will be exposed to various broadcast programs as well as in the second Shanghai Expo this coming august where they are planned to appear on stage.
Lotte girls have heavy expectations and will be competing against SNSD and Wonder Girls who are branching out to the Chinese market.