SM to hold global talent audition
“The audition will be launched on Jan. 7 through March 24 in Korea, China, Canada, Japan and the United States,” the press release said. Details for Korean auditions were also revealed. There will be an audition in Busan on Jan. 7, Daegu on Jan. 8, Daejeon on Jan. 14, Gwangju on Jan. 15 and Seoul on Jan. 28 and 29.
According to the release, anyone can try their luck regardless of nationality, age or gender. Contestants who excel during the audition can sign contracts with SM to release albums and the entertainment agency will also support the winners until they debut as professional singers.
For those who are interested in SM auditions, they need to send their applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or send their applications via their YouTube accounts. For more information, visit www.youtube.com/audition.
Starting in 2006, SM has also looked beyond Korea to find talent. As a result, SM currently represents a couple of non-Korean musicians - Victoria and Amber from f(X). Victoria is Chinese and Amber is Taiwanese-American.