Ever dreamed of being the next K-pop superstar? Well, here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for to be labelmates with SM Entertainment artists. 

In a 20-second video clip released on Tuesday, December 12, SM Entertainment has officially launched its 2024 Global Auditions. 

As per the details posted, anyone born from 2005 to 2013, regardless of gender or nationality, are welcome to apply. Notably, young aspirants will then be evaluated in the categories of vocal, dance, rap and acting.

Moreover, the auditions will kick off in Seoul on January 6, 2024. After that, there will also be auditions held across several cities in South Korea including Daegu, Busan, Daejeon, Gwangju, Gangwon, Wonju and Jeju Island. 

Bringing the auditions to a global scale, SM Entertainment will also reach various countries including Thailand, Japan, Canada, and USA. According to the schedule released, the international auditions will be held between February to March 2024. 

After the first round of online registration, applicants who passed the initial screening will be invited for an on-site audition. Then, the final winners will get the opportunity to get trained or sign an exclusive contract with the renowned agency.

In addition, the application period for the said talent search event will only be from January to March 2024. Aspirants can send their application and learn more about the opportunity through SM Entertainment’s global site.

More about SM Entertainment

Established by record producer Lee Soo Man in 1995, SM Entertainment has since become one of the biggest and most successful K-pop agencies in history. For those unfamiliar, they are home to powerhouse acts like TVXQ, Super Junior, SHINee, Girls Generation, EXO, Red Velvet, NCT, and aespa. Moreover, the agency has built a reputation for their artists’ talents, particularly their exceptional vocals.

In September, the agency debuted their newest boy group RIIZE, who immediately gained popularity for their trendy tracks “Get a Guitar”, Memories” and Siren.” Aside from RIIZE, the agency also formed the final unit for NCT called NCT New Team. 

With the 2024 Global Auditions already on its way, K-pop fans have high expectations for the potential addition to the label. 

Featured image: SM Entertainment artists gather together for SMTOWN concert. Credit: Facebook/SMTOWN