Question by : SM ENTERTAINMENT AUDITION 2013?
Good Day. Im about to audition at SME next year. First option is SME, next is JYP, YG and then CUBE. For my profile, Im currently 16 years old. Im from Philippines, also Asian. My relatives said that when I was 3 to 6 years old (Elementary days) I’m good at singing, cause my father is a guitarist and he thought me to sing. Then when highschool life comes, I almost forgotten about singing and focus on academic matters. I’m a bit chubby, i don’t know my height yet hehe but I am taller than my mom. Now that I am in college, my aunt enrolled me in a vocal school and i quit cause of my arrogant coaches. Also being a lover of KPOP, i dont know any good English Songs for my Audition. All I know are Korean Songs. Back with physical preferences, I’m not also have that pale skin I think Im kinda Hyoyeon’s skin (SNSD). Not really have good nose but have double eyelids. But main problem is Body figure (Already getting rid of it with Gym). Ok Im about to practice in vocalizing this whole year for my preparation for this coming audition. I have many questions here. Hope you answer all. It’ll be great helpful. I wont mind with negative comments. It is good for improvement :D

1. Im 16, as i said that i will audition next year, then im 17. Is it too old to audition ?
2. What do SME wants with the applicant?
3. Is it really 80% looks and 20% talent? How bout for JYPE?
4. Do they force me to get plastic surgery?
5. I would like to have Emailed Audition since there no chance that SME would have Global
auditions here in Philippines. Will they notice? In many applicants who also Emailed?
6. If they accept my Emailed Audition, will they ask me to audition live in Korea?
7. Will they have a translator in live audition since they knew that Im not korean?
8. Do I need to introduce myself in korean? So as English?
9. Is it okay to sing in English? Will they ask me to sing korean as well?
10. Do I need to bring Instrumental CD’s for audition? or will they ask me for acapella song?
11. Will they ask me to dance a bit? Im kinda like dancing also but if someone teaches me the
choreography. XDD
12. Is it good to audition with make up? or w/o makeup?
13. What should I wear? Is it okay for Casual Clothes?
14. Do I need to be MUCH polite with the casting staff? I mean, joking, is okay?
15. Please give some latest ballad songs ( English and Korean ).
16. How is the casting formed?
17. If I fail the audition, can i come back after months with improvement? Auditioning again?
18. If I pass will they officially offer my a contract?

Thanks. I still do have many questions but these are enough. Also this is just for an Idea in Actual Audition in SME/JYPE. Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by blahbloh
Uhh I’m gonna answer the best I can…

1. Im 16, as i said that i will audition next year, then im 17. Is it too old to audition ? Well usually most companies want to scout you when your really young like 12+ but you’re around the age where you’re no too old, you just better have the talent to prove it. Heechul from Super Junior auditioned around his 20s, so I’d say talent plays a role as well.
2. What do SME wants with the applicant? They want a pretty face more than anything, singing and all those other talents would be a plus.
3. Is it really 80% looks and 20% talent? How bout for JYPE? Saddly I heard so, I heard JYPE and CUBE, YG look for talent more than looks
4. Do they force me to get plastic surgery? They can’t force you too, but they might highly recommend it.
5. I would like to have Emailed Audition since there no chance that SME would have Global
auditions here in Philippines. Will they notice? In many applicants who also Emailed? I read something about a trainee who is close to the SME people and they said that they do look, but you must grab there attention within the first ten seconds or so or they will get bored of you.
6. If they accept my Emailed Audition, will they ask me to audition live in Korea? I believe so, I don’t know what the steps are but I definitely know one of the stages would be to audition in Korea
7. Will they have a translator in live audition since they knew that Im not korean? From what I’ve read, they do.
8. Do I need to introduce myself in korean? So as English? Well I think you are going to have to introduce yourself no matter what but i don’t thinks it”s required to do it in Korean, although it would be a plus
9. Is it okay to sing in English? Will they ask me to sing korean as well? This one is tricky, some people you must have a Korean song along with one in English and others say it’s not required. So I don’t know.
10. Do I need to bring Instrumental CD’s for audition? or will they ask me for acapella song? Uhh some do some don’t, they have the requirements on there sites, just type in the entertainment names on google, I cant think to the top of my head but i think SME wants a capella and JYPE wants an instrumental, the other companies i don’t know
11. Will they ask me to dance a bit? Im kinda like dancing also but if someone teaches me the
choreography. They probably will ask you to dance, you can either do freestyle while they play a random song or have something ready (dance & music track)
12. Is it good to audition with make up? or w/o makeup? Probably better without, they want to see what there working with, but maybe you could cheat a little and wear some concealer or something to hide your imperfections until they sign a contract with you ;}
13. What should I wear? Is it okay for Casual Clothes? Try to dress your best while still being comfortable for your performance, you want to make a good impression on them.
14. Do I need to be MUCH polite with the casting staff? I mean, joking, is okay? Well you should be polite no matter what… don’t be a diva
15. Please give some latest ballad songs ( English and Korean ). HMM 2am is actually a ballad group lol so just hit them up on youtube. As for English ballads, I dunno, just go with mainstream songs
16. How is the casting formed? For online? They say it will take about 2 weeks until they “might” try to contact you, if there interested in you.
17. If I fail the audition, can I come back after months with improvement? Auditioning again? JYPE site says audition as many times you want to show them improvements. Some Hallyu Idols today auditioned more than once.
18. If I pass will they officially offer my a contract? There are a couple stages to pass but if you pass all of them they will give a contract.

I hoped this helped… ish

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