Ever wondered what it was like for the Asian pop stars we know and love know when they first auditioned? Watch their videos...
3 Feb 2015 - 2:58 PM  UPDATED 3 Feb 2015 - 4:01 PM

It's a long road to Asian pop stardom. You have to beat out the thousands of other talented kids auditioning to begin with, train for as many years as your company dictates and then if you're lucky enough, you finally get to debut. It's not for the faint hearted!

It's hard to imagine our favourite idols going through the same process now they're super-mega-stars - right?

Here are some of their 1st auditions and early practices...


SHINee's Taemin's SM Entertainment dance audition



SHINee's Key's SM Entertainment dance audition


Super Junior Shindong’s audition/early performance. This is too funny...


Super Junior-M's Henry's SM Entertainment trainee evaluation


2NE1's Park Bom's audition video


2NE1's CL & Minzy's early dance practice


Girls’ Generation’s Yoona, Sunny, Soo Young, Hyoyeon, and SeoHyun 1st auditions


EXO's Kai's SM Entertainment dance audition


Hyorin's Starship Entertainment audition


SISTAR's Bora's early dance practice


BIGBANG Taeyang - monthly evaluation video as a trainee at YG


AKB48's Paruru (Haruka Shimazaki) audition compilation


KARA's Hara's dance audition at JYP Entertainment


Teen Top's Niel's Lotte World first audition


Honorable mention:

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu at 12 years old. This isn't an audition video... but how cute is she!!!