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I'm planning on auditioning for SM Towns global audition next year in 2013! (hope the world does not end! >.<)   

Anyone who knows any information about SM Town's global audition plz comment >.< I am .. super nervous.

Planning on auditioning for dance.

Preparing myself now...


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hiphop427 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I'm thinking of auditioning for singing or acting even though I can't speak Korean but I'll try my best to become one of them
KoreaKyuugaKuga Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Im also thinking about auditioning, but for singing, not that I'm good...
I think I might be joining but my cousins though...idk....
SkyLeafy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In Global Auditions you don't have much time to audition, because there are going to be many people. Meaning more competition, so practice hard ^-^..
My friend rejected SM, but some of her friends are trainees there.. What SM mostly wants are (mostly) Asians with potential and confidence, and of course talents. Being pretty helps, but if you're at least decent looking but possess amazing talents, you have a chance.
Also I'd say luck and timing plays a big game when auditioning. There's this girl and she's good at dancing, singing, and she's thin and pretty. SM didn't accept her even though they liked her, because when she auditioned was when SM had lots of trainees at that time.
For luck...... Some judges are really nice and some are kind of strict. Well they do sit through many hours watching people audition, so don't mind their crankiness.

When you audition, you should say hi (Koreans like people with good manners).. Since at least ten people enter the same room as you in global auditions, I suggest you to calm your nerves and stay quiet (you take turns to auditions, so you want to be respectful when other people audition), also straighten your back and look confident. Don't put your head down and look dejected or nervous. You want to show that you have potential, because you have confidence. One judge said that confidence is really important. Don't chew gum during your auditions. One guy did that and the judges thought he was rude.

In one global auditions only few people made it. I'd say like 5 or 6 people. I don't know the exact number, but I heard somewhere.

It's really competitive. Weekly auditions are less competitive, but you have to pay for your own ticket (for the other rounds of auditioning) unless SM really liked you.

There was this guy who was my friend's friend and he went to Korea to audition, because he passed the one in America.. Sadly he failed it. You see in your other rounds of audition there is going to be less people, meaning the judges pay more attention to you. So don't just stop practicing.. Keep practicing. If you ever make it to be a trainee, good job, but it's going to be more difficult. SM can kick you out anytime. My brother's friend is a trainee, but he skips his practices sometimes.. If you're serious then I suggest you to not skip especially if you get caught then your dead.
Knightofday Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So basically they want only Asians? Because I already know that blacks have a very slim chance of getting in. But like ugh idk... My friends say i have a decent/cute face. And some of them say that i'm very good at dancing but my singing could be better. SO i practice singing alll the time. I know that my chances are slim (like I stated earlier) but I really want to at least try to see what they have to say. I am trying to work on my confidence because I'm not really confident right now, but I really want to get out of my comfort zone and do things like performing for friends to get more confidence. A lot of my friends also say that I have a nice personality and that I seem very friendly at first sight. So I was wondering if in any way i had a chance if i practiced singing and my confidence more? If no, then... I will just be an artist, but It would be alright.
SkyLeafy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well even if you're Asian, you have to fit their requirements: small face, big eyes, V-line, and fair skin (but Kai and Luna are tan). Being Korean is conditional.
It's good that you want to try. Just because you're black doesn't automatically mean you have no chance. There are some blasians in the Korean industry. Try. I won't know if you had a chance or not because idk you personally(so I can't judge) and you wouldn't know either unless you tried, here's a guide that can help you: [link]
Knightofday Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well thanks for the help anyway im trying for the 2013 global audition and im practicing a lot. If you want me to, I could send a picture...If thats too much. I wont send the pic lol. Thank you for the information.
SkyLeafy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Send picture to who? SM? ur welcome
Knightofday Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
no send the picture to you. XD To determine if i am what they may want.
SkyLeafy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh well i'm not a judge but if u want some feedback then sure
Rebekah-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Global auditions are held in several major cities. Here in the U.S. we usually have auditions in LA, California and NY. It takes 3-7 years more or less to debut depending on how good you are. SM is 60/40 ratio; 60% looks and 30% talent. They usually look for potential people between age 12-16. But it's common for people between age 17-21 to get in if they are really good. Even though SM [and actually all kpop companies] say they accept all ethnicity their overall preference is Asian, there's currently only one African American in the kpop industry and the rest are mainly Korean, Filipino, Chinese, and Japanese. If you decide to audition by mail or online you have to provide a full body, full face, and side view of face on both sides along with the demo.

SM is very serious about dancing and it's better if you can do multiple things to show you're worthy of being part of the company.

I'm going to be doing mail/online auditioning for 2013 and 2014, then I'm traveling to Seoul summer of 2015 after I graduate where they hold weekly auditions.

You might of heard a lot of things about how strict they are, etc. I'd hope you've learnt Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese and be able to speak in a conversational level if you're doing just dancing.

I'm auditions for singing but I also have my basic skills in ballet & hip-hop, intermediate to adv. in piano, and relearning guitar. I'm also learning Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, and Tagalog; I'm already starting to understand and reply back in Korean and Mandarin and because I'm 1/2 Filipino I already mainly understand but don't speak Tagalog. I also model and have basic acting and I also have basics in ASL.

SM is really on what their people look like. They prefer someone fit and skinny, which I do not fall into the skinny column but everything else I pretty much cover.

Just show the full package you can offer. You need CHARISMA big time and you have to be confident. Don't be nervous about performing in front of them unless you never performed in front of 20+ ppl then I'd be concerned. Make sure to get feedback from your public on how you dance. I perform in church in front of 300 ppl and have danced in front of about 80-100 ppl. Treat the audition as if you were giving a resume to them which you are but you're resume is given thru showing it physically.

Good Luck! Hope this helped.
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