SM artists BoA, SHINee’s Key, EXO’s Baekhyun and Sehun, and NCT’s Jaehyun and Taeyong appeared as company on the November eight episode of “Happy Together 4” and talked about how they had been solid by the company.
EXO’s Sehun shared his story first, saying that when he was an elementary pupil, some ladies began following him, giving him their enterprise playing cards and asking for his mom’s telephone quantity. “So I stated to them that my mother informed me to not give our quantity to strangers. I continued on my method dwelling, they usually stored following me for about 5 minutes. I finally gave them my mother’s quantity and went on my method. Later, they contacted my mother, and I entered SM.”
EXO’s Baekhyun, as compared, began a lot later. He stated, “I used to be standing in entrance of a college holding sheet music and warming up my voice for an entrance examination when somebody tapped me on my shoulder. The particular person requested me if I had any curiosity in changing into a star.” Baekhyun defined that he had been approached a number of instances since he was in center college by folks asking related issues but additionally asking for giant month-to-month charges to coach, which he knew was a rip-off. He continued, “So I requested the one who tapped on my shoulder what company they had been from. They simply stated I didn’t have to know and requested for my quantity. I believed, ‘This girl’s being powerful,’ and gave her my quantity. Later that night time, I bought a name from SM Entertainment. There was no purpose for SM to name me, so I believed it could be a rip-off. I pulled up SM’s deal with on my laptop and requested them what their deal with was. I continued asking them these sorts of questions to verify that it was, actually, SM. I ended up auditioning and made it after singing a TVXQ tune.”
When Yoo Jae Suk requested SHINee’s Key how he joined SM, he stated, “At least [Sehun and Baekhyun] had the possibility to be suspicious. I used to be banging on the company door, yelling, ‘Let me in! Just as soon as! I’ll work actually arduous!’ What do they imply, getting solid in entrance of faculty? That by no means occurred to me.”
NCT’s Taeyong stated he was additionally approached when he was in highschool. He stated, “They actually don’t let you know what company they’re from. All they stated was that they’re one of many massive three. But the one “massive three” I knew on the time was MBC, KBS, and SBS; I believed it should be a type of. They got here and acquired me toast, so I believed, since they’re shopping for me good issues, they should be good folks, and I went. I sang the nationwide anthem as a result of I didn’t know any songs, and I additionally did some popping.”
NCT’s Jaehyun was additionally approached at college. “I used to be cleansing after college, and proper on the time once I was leaving, folks from the company had been exterior.”
When host Lee Soo Geun questioned if the casting brokers go to the colleges after listening to rumors, Key defined that always, they only go to colleges with none prior data. “If they’ve already heard rumors, there’s an excellent likelihood the scholars are already in an company,” he stated, including that the casting brokers wish to go blind in order that they’ll have a look with none preconceptions.
BoA additionally shared her casting story, saying that she had occurred to take part in a dance competitors, at which era she obtained lots of playing cards from varied businesses. “The very first company to name and ask me to audition was SM.” She stated, “I used to be in elementary college, and I used to be suspicious, however I went anyway. When I arrived, Lee Soo Man was there, so I auditioned.”