All you wannabes take note: S.M. Entertainment is holding a round of closed door auditions in SINGAPORE in 2015. The exact date, time and location will only be revealed to successful applicants.
S.M. Entertainment are auditioning for singers, actors/actresses, models, dancers, lyricist/composers. There is no age limit to enter the audition and there are also no fees required to submit an application to audition. There isn’t a requirement to know Korean to audition as well but if you do know, I’m pretty sure it’ll definitely be an advantage.
I know how Korea loves their Internet Explorer and Active X installations to collect any form of personal data. It’s an incredibly frustrating process so I’d actually recommend that you just submit your application via email.
You should include your name, gender, city, date of birth, category you are applying for (only one allowed apparently), contact number/email and a photo of yourself. A standard audition photo requirement is to submit a bust shot and a frontal full body shot of at least 1200 x 1600.
If you have received an email confirming your audition, you need to show up and do not be late. Otherwise you can totally forget about trying out for another S.M. Entertainment audition ever again. You’ll be blacklisted for being insincere/wasting their time. If word spreads, you can forget about even trying to audition anywhere ever again.
Here’s what you will need to prepare for the audition based on the various categories:
- SINGERS: you will need to sing a capella without a microphone and you will need to perform a cover or original for up to 2 minutes.
- ACTORS/ACTRESSES: memorise a script/monologue of your choice (original or produced) to perform it on stage.
- MODELS: commercial acting and various poses.
- DANCERS: you will be asked to freestyle (up to 2 minutes) to a track that S.M. Entertainment will prepare. You do not need to bring your own audio CD.
- LYRICIST/COMPOSER: submit a demo CD or lyrics. You can submit it on the audition day or attach the files with your audition registration.
If you make it through the auditions, you’ll be given the opportunity to sign an exclusive contract with S.M. Entertainment.
It’s going to be tough but if you want it badly enough, it’s a great opportunity.
Good luck if you intend to audition!
[3 March 2015 | Update] The Singapore audition is happening on 28 March 2015 so you should submit your application BEFORE that. Good luck!