Ever wondered what it was like for the Asian pop stars we know and love know when they first auditioned? Watch their videos...
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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!!!