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SM to kick off 2015 global audition next month

By Park Gyu-oh

  • Published : Dec 17, 2014 - 15:06
  • Updated : Dec 17, 2014 - 15:06

SM Entertainment will embark on its 2015 global audition in January in Seoul, the agency said on Wednesday.

The label has made many famous K-pop stars -- BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, SNSD, SHINee, f(x), EXO and Red Velvet.

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The audition will begin in Seoul on Jan. 9. and the agency will visit 28 cities in nine countries for the audition -- South Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Canada -- for about five months.

Many non-Korean artists have already made their debut and are active under the SM banner, including Super Junior-M’s Henry, f(x)’s Amber, Red Velvet’s Joy and Wendy.

S.M. Global Audition, which drew more than 80,000 participants in 2014, is expected to draw more this year since it seeks a bigger event by visiting more cities.

The audition will accept applicants in five categories -- singing, dancing, acting, modelling and composing -- regardless of age, sex and nationality. Successful candidates will get a chance to sign an exclusive contract with SM.

More details are available on SMTOWN’s official home page.

By Park Gyu-oh (q5park@heraldcorp.com)