Choa said she failed auditions 15 times!
2 Jun 2017 - 11:35 AM  UPDATED 2 Jun 2017 - 11:36 AM

1. Choa (AOA)

Before Choa was a member of AOA she had a tough time auditioning. On the talk show Radio Star Choa said she'd failed the SM Entertainment audition 15 times, and made the final round of the JYP Entertainment audition but was eventually unsuccessful there as well. 

2. Jin (BTS)

It’s mind-blowing to think that there was any chance of Jin not being a part of BTS but things could have been different. Before he joined Big Hit Entertainment he was discovered by an SM Entertainment scout that offered him an audition on the street. Jin didn't attend because he thought it was a scam. Crazy!

3. G-Dragon (BIGBANG)

When G-Dragon was eight years old he was signed with SM Entertainment for five years because of his incredible dance skills. After finding his passion for rapping, he moved to YG Entertainment.

4. IU

IU had a tough time beginning her singing career. She was scammed by multiple fake companies and was then unsuccessful at JYP Entertainment.

5. Jang Hyun Seung (former BEAST member)

Jang Hyun Seung was signed under YG Entertainment training to become a member of BIGBANG, but was eliminated on the ninth episode. He moved on to CUBE Entertainment becoming a member of BEAST

6. Park Bom (former 2NE1 member)

Park Bom auditioned every month for three years for YG Entertainment before she was eventually accepted. 

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