Thursday, October 18, 2012

Park Minnie Yam, tania tisnawati, Joshua William, sharmaine, Cotton Candy, Max Lacorte, JADE PIZARRO, JaclYn ArhYi, Sol Beltran, Anna, Abigail_hopes, Just For Fun, Flamer_Shawol, Mikki, Elayna Chamberlin



Hi SM Girl~ I'm american so I know that my chances of getting in are very slim, but since SM is having a live audition in New Jersey this august, I wanted to try out as a dancer.
I know that SM has you freestyle, but do you perform alone, or do they have a group of people all go at once?
Thank you so much in advance! <3 p="p">
For the 1st and 2nd audition it’s just you and the camera person. For the 3rd audition you will be with 10 other people in front of SME judges.
Sorry my answer is late. I’ve been very busy with college.



Hi Mikki

I was wondering if SM really checks email auds. A lot of people say they just reply with a generic message to everyone who emails.

Do you think there's a chance to get in just through the email auditions? they dont hold global auds in my area, you see.
Okay so a lot of people get the email. But the email is true. They will let you attend the global audition and WILL pay more attention to YOU, because you have already done the email audition. If you don’t have global auditions near you, you will probably have you travel to the closest audition. SM doesn’t pay for travel fees for your first 1st and 2nd audition.



Hey~!
Can anyone answer my question please?? Um.. will SM accept any religion into the company???
As far as I know their are no religious restrictions.


Hi SM girl.. I have questions to ask..

1. I'm 13 years old(korean age) and my height is about 150 cm. is it okay?
Yes that’s fine.

2. Do they accept Malaysian??
Yes.

3. I only know how to speak basic Korean. Will they give us a tutor to teach us speak Korean?
Yes, if you get in you will take Korean lessons

Thank you for replying.. Hope u reply sooon


Hello~ I'm scared of auditioning just because I don't know much about being a trainee!~ But I really want to become one!~
Anyways
1) Are there any overweight or chubby trainees?
As long as you don't look fat I think you'll be fine.

2) I've heard that if you don't debut and like you got fired or left you have to pay back the costs that the company paid for your training - is this true?
Some trainees that don’t debut will quit on their own. I haven't heard of the debts and whatnot.

3) does height really matter? I'm 5'6 would that be alright!
That's fine.






Hello Sm Girl C:

I'm sorry for the bother xD;; I See you have like a ton of questions ;;
Anyways~
I was wondering as a trainee you stay in dorms with other people, but like... if you were to debut in a group how would you kinda have a clue of who you're gonna debut with xD?
Cause like SHINee has trained with each other for quiet a while C:
I’m not exactly sure how SM chooses who goes in a group. Probably whoever they think will work well together and are ready.

Oh and I plan on auditioning when I finish Highschool ^^ So would 18..19ish be too old LOL?
As I mentioned before, there are no age limits. As long as you don’t look old you’re fine.

I'm 100% Chinese~ But I don't know any mandarin ;A;... i speak Teochew but i doubt that'd help xD
Being Asian is a plus. So is knowing another language.


 
Hi Anna
So..... I was planning to audition for the youth star audition next year but first i want to know how everything goes before i audition.
1. When you audition, what do you say to the judges?? o.o
You should introduce yourself, something like this would work:
Hello my name is _______ I'm __ years old and I'm auditioning for _____ the song I'm singing is ____

2. Do we audition like at the same time with other people? Cuz i saw some audition clips from the weekly auditions and there was a group of people and they sang one at a time.
For the 3rd audition you will be in a line-up with 10 other people. The 1st and 2nd audition its just you and the cameraman.


3. About my looks..... I personally don't think I'm that good looking, but i don't think I'm ugly lmao. Should i send you a picture of me???
Sadly, SM is really into looks. But if you are talented and somewhat pretty your chances of getting in are good.


3. I wear glasses and i think in one of your other replies, you said that its better not to wear them. But my dad won't let me get contacts so is it okay if i wear my glasses?
SM wants to see your face but if you have to wear glasses that’s OK.


4. Let's pretend i get accepted. Then what?? o.o Do you think they'll walk me through everything? Cuz i'm kinda lost with what happens after they accept you.
You become an official trainee of SM. Your schedule will vary but it should look something like this.
DAILY ROUTINE:
6 am -> wake up
7 -> go to Kent
3:30 -> dismissal
4 - 9 -> training sessions
9:30 -> we have to be back at home and as much as possible sleep at 10 to have an 8 hour sleep.


5. For the schedule, we get to pick which schedule we're getting but what are the options? Cuz i'm 14 and i obviously have to go to school. But training is just as important to me lol
If you are still in high school they will keep you in school and training is afterwards.

Sorry for asking so much! >.< But i'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO thankful that you made this blog. *bows down at your feet* Reply soon~



Help!
I'm 15 right now from the Philippines and I really want to go to the sm academy.
I'm not sure how to get inm really. So please tell me where I have to go or whom I have to go to as I come by to korea to audition?
Plus, How would you mind asking callie on how old is the eldest to audition? Thanksies!
There is no age limit. Please read my Q’s and A’s here at this link. http://smentertainmenthelper.blogspot.com/2011/01/qs-and-as-for-sm-entertianment.html
Hopefully, that answers your questions.



I’m glad you like the blog!
I would ask you some question =
1) I'm now 13 years old. I think I'll go for the auditions by 18 or 19 years old. Do you think I'm too old for that?
There is no age limit so you should be fine.


2)SM Girl, I can sing till higher E, I know piano. I can dance but not Girls Hip Hop or freestyle or anything. I just know how to dance ballet ! That's the problem ! But I know how to dance SNSD's songs like Paparazzi, The boys and so on. Do you think I can be a trainee of SM ?
Knowing piano is good. If you can dance Paparazzi and The Boys you can dance freestyle.

3)You know, I'm a Chinese of Malaysia. I don't think I'm pretty but my friends do ! I know that's fine, but my parents disagree about that I want to be a trainee. Do you think they will kick me out because I don't have my parent's premission to be a trainee ?
I highly recommend getting your parents approval! Trust me you will want them supporting you.


4)I know how to speak English, Chinese, Korean, (Learning now, but just basic), Malay, Cantonese. Do you think this will higher my chance ?
That’s great! More languages you know the better.



hello im 12 (is it too young?) ....
I would suggest waiting till you are older before auditioning. Just in case you get in and realize this is not where you want to be. Your 12 you still have plenty of time.

im an asian (filipino) ..... i have tanned skin ... not so skiny and not so fat .... and some said im pretty ...
Asian is good. Eat healthy and drink plenty of water.

well im good at singing and dancing and also at acting ..... i could learn dances fast even just watching it ... i havent been in any classes like dancing/singing classes or stuffs .... could it lower my chances ?
Nope, as long as you can sing and dance you’re good.
.... ...

well im planning on have brace this year cause i think my teeth was kinda weird or something ... and i want my teeth to be good looking .... could i audition with brace or should i audition first before i put brace?
I would recommend auditioning before or after you’ve got your braces.

im fluent in filipino,english and i know some basic of japanese and korean .... i am planing to audition at 2013 cause right now all i do is practice .... is it okay ??
Being fluent in more than one language is good. I would recommend waiting until you are older to audition.

look at the album of mine :)
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.149316208422169.22606.100000313717103&type=3

and this -> http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.454103704610083.101720.100000313717103&type=3


.............. what do you think ?? could i pass well on the looks ?? well im just young so i just started caring about my appearance right now so i think i can approve more in the future .....
You’re cute! Taking care of your looks is important.

Thanks! I’m glad you like the blog.


hey, i have recently been getting more and more interested in trying out for sm, but im 13 and wondering if you have to be over 21 to audition normally and not the youth star audition, and if the age doesn't necessarily matter then what is the difference. Im confused because on the youth star auditions it says 8-20 but n the normal weekly auditions it says there is no age limit. I was wondering if you could clarify what they mean.
There is no age limit. 8-20 is SM’s recommended age.
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1. I was just wondering about the education you receive when you're an official SM trainee...Do you get to choose whether you attend Kent? Or can you apply for another private school? Or, is there an option for private tutoring instead?
As far as I know Kent is the only school you will go to.


2. Also, if you audition as a singer, how good does your dancing skill have to be? And do we really have to dance as well as sing? (I'd say singing is one of my best strengths, but dancing is definitely the weakest out of all my skills, as I really can't dance...)
You do not have to dance. But you will have to do a rhythm check. If you can’t dance I would suggest learning a dance cover or just a couple moves from YouTube for the rhythm check. If you can’t do that just clap in time to the music.


3. During the audition, would it be alright for us to speak English or Mandarin or Japanese over Korean? I'm definitely more confident speaking those three languages than Korean, as I haven't really learned any words in Korean.
If you can’t introduce yourself in Korean I would do English.
 
Your welcome!


Hi sharmaine

im 18 yrs. old turning 19 this november. is it ok if i audition at this age?
There is no age limit. As long as you don’t look old your good.


where can i download the application form for the audition? i can't download it at sm official website.
 I don't know of any other place to download the application if you can't get it from SM site.


and i have the same problem with @sugar,spice,& everything nice
i'm not that tan and not that light either. this is my problem. hehe.
Being darker is fine, Yuri from SNSD is darker.

Your welcome!


Hey SM Girl, I want to ask about SMA 2013. Fist of all, they'll have another auditon next year right?

I'm a 14 year old boy, going 15 this December. I'm 100% Chinnese, but live in Indonesia. I wan't to auditioning for them via email. But what should I send? I want to be a singer, I'm great at piano and guitar as well.
Send your email here:  smaudition@smtown.com


My height is around 177 currently. Is that too tall? And I'm quiet big. Not fat but big. Not huge either. Is that a problem?
That’s not too tall. Kris from EXO-M is 180.3 cm.


I can't dance at all. So I have to learn dance or what?
I would recommend learning to dance as that will increase your chances of being accepted.


I can't speak Korean at all. I speak Indonesian of course, and English fluently. Although I can't write a full page of newspaper in English, but I can chat very well. So once again, is that a problem?
No, if they like you and you get in they will teach you Korean.


And when they'll open the audition?
I’m not sure when their having auditions in Indonesia.

Your welcome!
Actually I can learn dance pretty quickly. so that shoudn't be a problem I think. But the rest are still.
That’s great!

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Hi SM girl ^^
My name is Tania. i'm 16 years old. I plan to attend SMTOWN audition via email next month. i'm indonesian. i can speak indonesia,english,germany, and korea (just for introduction & some of the vocabulary that korean people use in their daily life ). my skin is brown. my height is 158 ​​cm. my weight is 52 kg. I can not sing very well but I can dance with very well, powerful and energetic. with these characteristics it possible to me to pass the audition?
thanks for ur help before :)
Knowing more than one language is a plus. Eat healthy and drink lots of water. Dancing is only half of it. I would learn at least a dance cover for the audition.If you pass the audition you will probably be someone more like Hyoyean from SNSD.




I have a lot of questions to you, so.. xD
My name is Naya, I have 17 years old, i'm 95 line. I'm tooo old to do the audition?
No, you are not too old.

They will care about my name? Even if in the middle has like... a name of a country? I'm descendant of
Chinese, i'm really pretty and I can sing and dance VERY WELL. I did acting a for 3 years too..
I doubt they will care about your name sounding different. Being pretty as well as being able to sing, dance, and act is great.

but I have a problem, I'm from south america and I can speak Korean very well, (but I speak 4 languages fluently)
Knowing more than one language is good.

can I do the WEEKLY audition in ENGLISH? Do you know NOW if they have a lot of trainees? How many?
Yes, you can do the audition in English. I do not know the exact number of trainees.

Wich song do you know in english that they like the most to do the audition? What they ask to you in the audition?
Sing a song that fits your voice and showcases your skills. A sad love song is always well

In the audition i will do alone in one room? They like small and cute girls? Do you know if the
idols there like foreigns? (like.. they respect them?)
I’m sure SM and the other idols are respectful. There are many foreigners that have debut so I wouldn’t worry about it.

I forgot! ->
And do we really have to dance as well as sing?

Do you know if the next girlgroup IS ALREADY decided the members?
No, I do not have any information about the next girl group.


When I dance in the audition, they will put a music our I should bring a CD to them?
Bring a CD if you have a particular piece you want to sing or dance to.

( Can you tell me if SuHo of EXO-K is pretty in personally? hahahaha i'm a huge fan of him okay ;A; , just kidding!)

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  1. 나는 SM 엔터테인먼트에서 연수를 사랑하지만 SM 엔터테인먼트는 인도네시아에서 오디션을 개최하지 않았다. 그래서 도움을 요청, 어떻게 그것을 오디션 어떻게해야합니까?

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  2. Hi SM girl i have a few questions to ask ( sorry if it's alot!)
    If i want to audition by email, how should i start it out and should i sing and dance or what? Also, if i want to go to korea and audition there, how should i audition?

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  3. Hi there! I just have a few quick questions:

    1. When I mention my age, should I use my Korean or American age? I've been raised in America, so to me I'm 14. But by Korean standards, I'm actually 15, right? Which should I use?

    2. In an email audition, do you include an audio file of yourself singing /and/ a clip of you dancing, or just one or the other? And should a whole song be presented, or only a minute or so of it? (The official website had me a bit confused on this matter.)

    3. Would you recommend doing a dance cover for a dancing audition, or an original dance?

    Thank you for your time and for creating this blog! This is a great help!

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    1. If you haven't had your question answered yet please repost your question in the comments here: http://smentertainmenthelper.blogspot.com/2011/01/qs-and-as-for-sm-entertianment.html

      Thank you!

      SMgirl

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  4. Hi i just got back from the auditions in december and it wasnt really like anything i read. there was only one judge and everything was just recorded. But in my group the judge paid attention to only me and this other girl when we were singing though, taking down notes and stuff, but she didnt give any attention to the others, looking down and playing with her hair and stuff. is that good? Do i have to wait till the global auditions are over before the results are realised?

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    1. If you haven't had your question answered yet please repost your question in the comments here: http://smentertainmenthelper.blogspot.com/2011/01/qs-and-as-for-sm-entertianment.html

      Thank you!

      SMgirl

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  5. Hi there~ I have a few questions that I really need to know regarding SM's walk-in auditions
    1. How many rounds of auditions do we usually go through?
    2. How long do they take to inform you about coming to the the next audition or you can know straightaway on the spot?
    3. How do they inform you if not on the spot?
    3. How long after will the consecutive round be?
    4. How do you know if you have successfully passed and have qualified to become a trainee?
    5. After passing, is signing the contract on the spot? Or are we permitted time to consider(parents need to have a look at the contract)?
    6. If we are given time to think about it, how long would it be?

    That's all for my questions~ thank you for even looking at this and hopefully I'd get your reply soon because I'd be going to Korea soon for the Walk-In Audition(since there isn't any other SM auditions at the time)

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    1. If you haven't had your question answered yet please repost your question in the comments here: http://smentertainmenthelper.blogspot.com/2011/01/qs-and-as-for-sm-entertianment.html

      Thank you!

      SMgirl

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  6. Hi SM girl :)
    I have a few questions to ask
    1)How long is the freestyle dance test?
    2)If i made it into the 2nd audition via email,for the 2nd audition, will there be any live audience?
    I think thats all for now. Thanks a lot!
    P.s. I luv your blog! Thanks a lot :)

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    1. Hey YY Cookie,

      1) That will depend on the person auditioning and the judge. Normally it'll be around 45 secs to 5 minutes.

      2) Nope, just you and the cameraman.

      Your welcome,
      SMgirl


      P.S. Thanks! It took a lot of work to get it going. :)

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  7. Yay! Thanks for replying:)
    okay then^^
    oh by the way, Do we have to sing the same song as we did for the second round audition? As in if i sang If-by Taeyeon for email audition,do i have to sing the same song again for 2nd audition? Or do i need to sing some other song?
    Hope to get your reply soon :)

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    1. Hi YY Cookie,

      There are no rules saying you have to sing the same song. But it's fine to sing the same song, especially if its a song that highlights your voice.

      SMgirl

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  8. but if i were to sing the same song again, will the judges think that my talents are very limited?

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    1. Hey YY,

      No. If you know several songs that are good for your range, sing a different one for each audition. However, it would be better to sing one song well then to sing two just so-so.


      SMgirl

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  9. okie thanku ^^ i had a hard time deciding which song to choose. THanks for answering my questions, i've decided to sing the same song :)

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  10. Hey SM girl,

    It's me again :)
    I've got more questions.
    1)Does trainees get to visit their parents if their parents are not in Korea?
    2)When can they visit their parents(if it's possible)?
    3)How long can they stay for a visit?

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    1. Hey Cookie,

      1)Does trainees get to visit their parents if their parents are not in Korea?
      Yes, you can visit your parents.

      2)When can they visit their parents(if it's possible)?
      When you get a free schedule.

      3)How long can they stay for a visit?
      I believe you get around 3 weeks of vacation a year.

      SMgirl

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  11. Whoops, suddenly thought of another question, sorry to bother you:P will SM pay for the flight back to your own country to visit your parents?
    Thanks in advance ^^

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    1. Hey YY Cookie,

      Yes, they will pay for it.
      But the time and date you fly they must approve first.

      Your welcome,
      SMgirl

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  12. Hi again^^
    another question to ask
    1) Do all 10 people dance together for the rythm test, or do we dance one by one?
    2)Wad type of music do they play for the dance?

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    1. Hi YY Cookie,

      1)You all dance at the same time.

      2)Something with a nice beat to follow.

      SMgirl

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  13. Hihi:) Its me again :)
    Here r my questions
    1) Can i only sing the chorus of a song for audition? Will the judges ask me to sing the whole song??
    2) I dunno how to go there!!! What do i do??

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    1. Hey YY Cookie,

      1) Yes, you can. Just make sure the chorus is worth hearing without the rest of the song.

      2) What do you mean? Just do your best at the audition. I'm sure you'll do great!


      SMgirl

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  14. Hi again:-D thx for all those answers you've given:) but i still have questions!! Seems like i really don't know about SM:( but thanks to yr blog, i can know more about it^^ okay here comes my questions:

    1)for the last audition, if i didnt get in, do i pay for my own tickets back, or do SM pay for it?

    2) is it possible for my parents to go korea wif me(if i got to b a trainee)? Do we have to pay for everything ourselves or do SM pay?

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    1. As in pay the plane tickets for my parents n their stay in korea....

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    2. Hey YY Cookie,

      1) As far as I know you have to pay for your ticket back.

      2) Your parents would have to pay for their own plane ticket, room, and board.

      Your very welcome,
      SMgirl

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    3. oh okay then:( im gonna b broke if I cannot pass the last round:'( anyway, thanks:)

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  15. Hi Sm girl
    I'm 15 year old girl who is non asian. Do you think I could get into Sm? I know basic Korean and Chinese. I'm 5'2 89 pounds and I looke really young~ what do you think the chances are for someone non asian getting in. I have lots of friends who are Korean who just came from Korea and they all think I can get it and debut I would just like another opinion.

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    1. Hi Lena,

      As of now, Asians are the only trainees SM has accepted. The chances for you getting in SM are limited because of that.
      However, go for it. If you are really talented and pretty you have a chance small though it may be.

      SMgirl

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  16. hi..
    my little sister want to join SM global audition this year. she's 9 years old and she choose fashion category. so what should she prepare for the audition? should she wear special outfits for the fashion or just casual outfits? thank you :)

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    1. Hi K-POP STORE,

      Have your sister wear something that shows she has great fashion. It doesn't have to be really fancy.
      She will probably have to model her outfit. So make sure she is prepared to do that in front of a camera.

      You're welcome,
      SMgirl

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  17. Hello
    I am aged 14 and my current height is 165cm. I am quarter korean. I am able to communicate in Nepalese, Hindi, and English fluently. I am also capable to speak few word or sentence in French and Korean.
    I want to become kpop and actress.
    Will sm accept me?
    Also what is the ideal height and weight do you have to be to become kpop? What talants are needed in order to become kpop or actress?
    Thank you

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    1. Hi Sonu Rai,

      SM doesn'te have any height or weight requirements. SNSD is a great example of what SME is looking for. All of them are beautiful but their wwights and heights vary.
      Good luck!

      SMgirl

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    2. Thank you for reply SMgirl.

      1.I have incredable passion to become kpop but I cant speak fluent Korean?

      2. I can dance pretty well and i can act. I can sing but not great as other singer. Right now I'm trying to rap. Also I can speak few different languages. As I am capable to do this is my chance to become trainee higher than most common peoples?

      3. As I live in London and I'm 14, I want to finish my school first before audition. The time I finish my school I would be 16. Firstly I like to audition but I my parent won't let me travel on my own all the way to korea?
      Secondly I heard you have train for 4-8 years before debuting is that true?
      I would like to debut with in 2-3 years ( if I'm lucky enough to get in)

      Thank you for your time smgirl ;)
      I really need your help.

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    3. Hey Sonu Rai,

      1. You don't need to speak Korean to become a trainee. Just learn how to introduce yourself and some basic phrases.

      2. Your chances are better than the average person. Probably about the same as a lot of the trainees.

      3. Send in an email audition if you can't leave your country. Some SM trainees trained for 7 years before debuting, others debut in a year. It depends when SM thinks you're ready to debut.

      You're welcome,
      SMgirl

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  18. Thank you so much for your help and your time smgirl ;)

    What is the online audition websites called?
    ( will give it a go when I'm 16 years I old)

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    1. Hi Sonu,

      Here is the info for auditions. http://www.smtown.com/Audition

      SMgirl

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  19. Hello, my name's Nhung and i'm 22 years old.
    1. Can they recevie me because i'm Vietnamese?
    2. Can you tell me about Audition via email?
    3. And do they really watch audiotion via email?
    4. I dont have enough money to go to Korea. IF they receive me via email so will they pay ticket for me?
    please reply me soon,
    Thank you.

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    1. Hello Nhung,

      1. Yes, SM accepts Vietnamese.

      2. For more info on that check out SM's website here: http://www.smtown.com/Audition/ApplyNow?m=about

      3. Yes.

      4. It really depends on how much they want you in their company.

      You're welcome,
      SMgirl

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  20. Can non- asian make the audition? Im from chile, and my dream is to become a singer, they get peoples who are not asians?

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    1. Hi Hdhnobl,

      So far all trainees are at least part Asian. There are other idol companies that accept non-Asians.
      Go ahead and try auditioning. There is a first time for everything!

      SMgirl

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  21. Thank you very much!! I have another questions,
    1- how many rounds does it take to bacome an official trainee?
    2- can i make all the rounds by email?
    3- can i just record my self with my cellphone camera?
    4- What I have to do in every round?
    5- which company accepts non-asian?
    I know its a lot of questions , i try this: http://smentertainmenthelper.blogspot.com/2011/01/qs-and-as-for-sm-entertianment.html
    But i didnt understand so please help me

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    1. Hey Hdhnobl,

      1. Three.
      2. No, only the first round can be done via email.
      3. Use the best quality camera you have. Most cellphones aren't good enough.
      4. The first and second round are pretty similar. Introduce yourself and what you are auditioning as (singer, dancer, etc.) and perform whatever it is you are auditioning. All of this is done in front of a camera. The third audition is very different. You will be in a lineup of 10 people or so and will perform for the SM judges.
      Paste this into your url and read through the post. Most of the questions you are asking are answered there.

      You're very welcome,
      SMgirl

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  22. Hello SM Girl.
    I have a few questions about auditioning and everything.
    I'm just turning 14 in a month, and is still thinking about auditioning.
    I was wondering...
    1. Since the date to audition in New York passed already, would there be another next year or the year after?
    2. I'm actually quite insecure about myself due to the fact that at my age, acne is a big problem. It isn't too bad, but would it be a big impact? Also, I was planning on getting braces but I want to audition as soon as possible, which is most likely next year. But would it be fine with braces to audition or should I wait till after the braces are off in 2-3 years?
    3. Do we know whether or not we debut as a kpop group or just ourselves. I'm quite shy and would like to stick with people other than by myself.
    4. I'm chinese, but I would love to learn korean. I could sing korean songs such as exo's 'Thunder' and more but I still do not understand the meaning of the lyrics. If I were to be accepted, at school, would I have to start at a beginning grade or the grade I should be in?
    5. When being a trainee, will we not be able to see our families? If so, how long?
    6. I'm terrible at dancing free style, but I've learned ballroom dancing for about 7 years. But due to the fact that im shy, I dont believe i could dance ballroom by myself but I would need a partner... I would rather just do a rhythm test. But I don't know what I should do.
    7. I actually quite hate my name, and wouldn't think it'll sound good if I were to debut. Would I be able to change it?
    Sorry for so many questions and all. I hope you can help me understand the situation better. Thank You!

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    1. Hi Vivian,

      1. SM seems to hold auditions in New York rather regularly. SM will probably have another soon.

      2. I think braces and acne are fine. SM will know that braces and acne aren't forever and will make you look better.

      3. You would probably be put in a group if you sing and dance. SM will decide if you will debut as a group or not.

      4. Yes, you will have to learn Korean. SM will decide which grade to put you in.

      5.If your parents live nearby I'm sure SM would let them come see you.

      6. Plan a basic dance ahead of time. Confidence is one of the best qualities when dancing. If you can dance well that is one more plus for you in SM's eyes.

      7. Many Korean idols have nicknames and stage names so you should be able to change yours. Though I think Vivian Lin is a really cool sounding name and it could make you stand out in a good way.

      You're welcome,
      SMgirl

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  23. Do sm really check email??? I heard that they assume those mail as fan message and there are many ppl auditioned through mail... Do they even have the time to check those email one by one??? I bet they wont rite?? This is really important to me as i want to send an email to sm.. i have spent 2 years to prepare and i dont want my preparation to be wasted... please reply me ASAP
    And sry for my poor english

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  24. HI SM Girl,
    Can you take off my name and my question from this post, please?
    thankyou :)

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