Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Questions and Answers for the SM Entertainment Audition!

Hello everyone!

It’s me, SMgirl and here I am to answer the most commonly asked questions about the SM Entertainment Audition!!! 
It's kinda of a re-post but most of you guys seem to miss it and ask the same questions all the time! So here you go again!

(These questions are one people have asked me and my friend that was in SM. Her name was Callie and I will put a Callie at the end of her answers.)


Is it a disadvantage if I don't look Asian? Will SM accept non-Asian looking people?!
There's no non-Asian trainees at the moment, but give it a shot! You never know until you try. (Callie)


Is it true that some trainees never get to debut? :(
Yes! There are only few chosen to debut and most just quit sm. (Callie)


Must I sing in Korean when I audition?
No. You can sing in any language.

When I audition for singing, can i accompany it w/ guitar?

Yes you can!


What type of girls do they want?
Someone who is unique, has a nice figure, aura of an artiste, has a talent in the fields of arts (singing, dancing, acting), undeniably good-looking. I just noticed since almost all of the trainees have those common qualities. (Callie)


Do you get your own room or do you share?
You share.


If you decide to go to a Korean college while you’re a trainee, is SM going to pay for the tuition?
Yes. Everything that you needed will be paid by them if you're an official trainee.


What’s the difference between official and unofficial trainees?
Official trainees are chosen by SM and SM will pay for them. (i.e. Dorm, Food, Clothes, Schooling.)


Where do the unofficial trainees come from?
Korea. They pay SM to train them.


If I’m 16 am too old to audition?
Nope. (Callie)


Training includes singing, dancing, modeling, acting and language learning right?
Yep! (Callie)


How did you audition? What is the best way to audition?
Go to KOREA! I went to Korea and tried out for weekly auditions. There's a better chance to be chosen as their trainees compared to Global auditions. (Callie)


What’s a rhythm check?
A rhythm check is when the judge puts on a random piece of music and you dance to it.


How many trainees live in one dorm & how many in one room?
There are 2 buildings -> one for boys and one for girls
One dorm room -> about 8-10 people
One room (inside the dorm) -> at least 3 people each room.



Hey Callie, I really need some more Info about everyday life as a trainee. My parents aren't all that willing to let me audition because they are afraid of the environment. So what is it like? Is it safe and friendly? Please give in detail what it’s like.
Tell them SM will be the one to provide food, clothes, allowance, tuition fees, dorm, plane ticket to Korea (but not from Korea to your country) and more for you. it's just that they don't pay you. Tell them you train almost every day but you have a freedom to choose what schedule you are getting.

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.


(Since I’m a member of the school's pep squad team, i start training for SM at 5 every Thursday and Monday). (Callie)


DISCLAIMER: I will say that my information is only what I've heard and read about. I have never gotten into SM Entertainment so some of this info may be subject to change over time.

Good luck everyone and come over to check out my personal blog!
http://smgirlpeek.blogspot.com/
SMgirl

35 comments:

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  2. Hi there..well umm...I wanted to know that is the auditions for all the people from any nationality?! I'm actually iranian..I mean is there any chance for me to get accepted? I'm confident in my face, voice, dancing and acting..I really want it..should I try? Im going to korea next year for the weekly auditions...

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  3. Hi. :) I have a few questions to ask, hope you don't mind! SM is having their global auditions next year at Singapore and I stay there so I'm really excited. But uhm, I looked around your blog for awhile and found out that if you audition by email and passed, they'll invite you to their global audition and pay more attention to you when you're auditioning, right? :) I'm kinda confused haha.
    -Jo

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  4. Hey there! So I was thinking, I'm 158 cm tall and 44 kg. Would it be fine if I go to the audition? And I don't sing well but if I show my dance moves, would it be fine?

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  5. Hi! Just out of curiosity, does SM take in people in their mid twenties or early thirties? Are they bias on skin color (like darker skin tones) or race? I'm curious on know how diverse they are. :)

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  6. Anya I am 11 yrs and I love kpop. Do u think I'm too young and they won't except me becuz of my age? And if I do become a trainee what will happen to my school? Will I go to a Korean school and learn Korean becuz Idk Korean. Cuz I'm American. Btw I'm Chinese

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  7. I'm from VietNam , Can I get audition? How?

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    1. You're Malaysian? Do you know how to audition by email?

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  10. hey, my name is grace and I'm 13 y.o. im chinese but live in Indonesia.

    I can speak Indonesian ofc, english, mandarin and korean a bit. is it okay?

    my weight is 45 and height 150. is that okay? I think its not okay kkk?

    now I'm in 7th grade, if I am schooling then I cant speak korean, how can I learn the subject?

    and if im schooling, im the one choose the school or SM? and if SM choose the school what will be the school?

    can I play guitar while singing when audition?

    I hope you can answer all my question
    thankieesss^^~

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  11. I HAVE A REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTION! Am I aloud to audition just by my self? Because in some SM audition videos, I saw some people singing by them selves. It wasn't a app audition or anything.
    I really need to know! Please help

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  12. Do you have facebook or whatsapp? I want to ask a few question directly from you about SM audition.. I dont know how and I dont have enough courage.. Btw I have a good looking face.. ㅋㅋㅋ

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    1. I'm 18 y/o from Malaysia.. I can sing and I can speak in english also I can read and write in hangul.. I'm mixed..
      But 100% a Malaysian..

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  13. Haii do you know SM's email? But not the email for audition but for some random question... Cause I really want to make a surprise for my friend's sweet17th birthday next saturday.. And I want to ask exo to send a birthday video:) it'll make her really happy:) hope you'll help me:)

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  15. I'm a tomboy like Amber. Do you think they will still accept me?

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  16. How do you know if you got accepted?

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  18. HI SM Girl

    I'm a quarter Korean, as my grandmothers family is Korean and so is she. I am Indian too. Family Tree:
    My mum = her dad Indian and mother Korea
    My dad = His dad and mum Korea.

    I want to join Sm entertainment but im scared to audition as im an Indian.
    My skin is fair and i look Korean, but i look Indian as well, but no-one even thinks of me being Indian (my friends),im pretty(amazing at cuteness, sexiness is alright but i never really try it) , will sm accept me?

    I am 158 cm tall, is that alright?

    Can speak English fluently (born and brought up in England), but can only say few things in Korea, is that alright?

    I am good at singing (but not outstanding yet) im outstanding at low tones, alright at high but sometimes my voice breaks, is that alright?

    I'm naturally skinny, but not bonny, i'm 42kg?

    Im born on 1st august 2000, ill audition in two years, in 2017 so two before august and ill be 16 at the time ( im currently attending Korean classes, dance classes and singing classes) im doing all these so that when i get in, i can debut within a year or so.

    Please answer, and is it alright to audition just before 17, as my parents wont let me go korea yet, i need to get As and Bs just in case i don't get in sm.( currently working at Bs in subjects)

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  19. HI SM Girl

    I'm a quarter Korean, as my grandmothers family is Korean and so is she. I am Indian too. Family Tree:
    My mum = her dad Indian and mother Korea
    My dad = His dad and mum Korea.

    I want to join Sm entertainment but im scared to audition as im an Indian.
    My skin is fair and i look Korean, but i look Indian as well, but no-one even thinks of me being Indian (my friends),im pretty(amazing at cuteness, sexiness is alright but i never really try it) , will sm accept me?

    I am 158 cm tall, is that alright?

    Can speak English fluently (born and brought up in England), but can only say few things in Korea, is that alright?

    I am good at singing (but not outstanding yet) im outstanding at low tones, alright at high but sometimes my voice breaks, is that alright?

    I'm naturally skinny, but not bonny, i'm 42kg?

    Im born on 1st august 2000, ill audition in two years, in 2017 so two before august and ill be 16 at the time ( im currently attending Korean classes, dance classes and singing classes) im doing all these so that when i get in, i can debut within a year or so.

    Please answer, and is it alright to audition just before 17, as my parents wont let me go korea yet, i need to get As and Bs just in case i don't get in sm.( currently working at Bs in subjects)

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  20. Hey callie.i'm tera.i would like to ask wether everyweek there are a weekly audition?and i'm from malaysia.my talent is singing and dancing.so what i need yo bring when i went to the audition and what i need to wear?should i bring something like examples my born certificate,own music?currently i'm in malaysia and i'm 13 now.coming up to 14 when 2016.my parents said i'm still small so iwould come on audition when i finish school like 17 or 18:) reply my question please callie:)thanks

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  21. hi , I am from IRAN and my nationality is Canadian and Iranian ... can I audition ?

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  22. In how many days will they answer for audition i just sent them?

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  23. In how many days will they answer for audition i just sent them?

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  24. How old do you have to be to audition? Also can I interview you anytime before April 13 by any chance?

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  25. Hey, my name is Ellen and I'm 16 years old, is it okay or do you have to be older? I'm English and living in England.Is it okay? I can speak fluent English but still learning Korean. Is it okay? My weight is 40 and height 150. Is that okay? Now I've left school and about to go to college but I am trying to get apprenticeship, is it okay? If I do get an apprenticeship or do go to college what will SM do? Do you need to play or be able to play an instrument at the auditions?
    I hope you can answer all my question.:)
    Thanks^^~

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  26. um my friend and i wanna try the audition but we are from indonesian. well we can speak 3 language though and we can dance too our face are not ugly but not too beautifull there are other beautiful girls thought... we are Chinesse but born in indonesian can you predict how many percent can we get ?? thanks for the answer

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  27. um my friend and i wanna try the audition but we are from indonesian. well we can speak 3 language though and we can dance too our face are not ugly but not too beautifull there are other beautiful girls thought... we are Chinesse but born in indonesian can you predict how many percent can we get ?? thanks for the answer

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  28. Hello. I am 13 years old. Will I get the chance if I go email audition?I am also not Koreans too.

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  29. Hey,Callie.Does it matter that when I go to audition do I have to know the basics of Korean.And if I become an official trainee will the other trainee mistreat me?Or will they try to get to know me.And does it really have an effect if I'm Vietnamese

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  30. Umm I wanna ask do we need to pay for auditioning in global audition?
    And if we pass global audition, will we be an official trainee of sm?
    I read about the things we need to prepare such as singing, acting, dancing, modeling, and composing. Do we need to excel all of those?
    I would be really thankful if you answer this^^

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  31. I'm from malaysia and i'm wearing a headscarf.they would accept me ?howww

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