SM Entertainment, the agency that has gifted the globe with top artists such as BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, SNSD, SHINee, and f(x) will be holding large-scale auditions all over the world in search of their next idol group.
The auditions will take place from January 7th 2012 through March 24th. In three months’ time, SM Entertainment will travel to fifteen different cities in China, the US, Canada, Japan as well as Korea in search of those who dream of becoming the next K-POP star.
The 2012 SM Global Auditions will begin in Busan on January 7th, and will continue in Daegu (January 8th), Daejun (January 14th), Gwangju (January 15th), Seoul (January 28 & 29), and will carry over to China and the United States in February. The auditions will also hit Canada and Japan for the month of March.
The auditions are expected to cause quite the buzz in neighboring Japan, as well as be met with an explosive response from thousands of international hopefuls, as SM artists have been developing strong fans bases worldwide, including Europe and South America.
Anyone can audition regardless of nationality, gender, or age, and the selected few will earn themselves an opportunity to sign a contract with SM Entertainment. SM will also be 100% responsible for the various expenses associated with a debut.
Those interested can audition via e-mail and Youtube, and more specific information can be found on the official SMTOWN website.