7 Popular Idols Rejected by JYP Entertainment
Debuting as an idol is far from easy, and many artists popular today have struggled since their apprenticeships.
Some idols actually debuted with JYP before finding other companies. Let’s see who these idols are.
- J-Hope from BTS
Before making his debut with the popular idol group BTS, J-Hope auditioned for JYP Entertainment in 2009. Although he wasn’t offered a contract, his dreams didn’t end there.
He became an official trainee for Big Hit Entertainment in 2010 and made his debut three years later.
“When I was in my third year of middle school, I took on… what’s that called the open auditions? Yes, I have done open JYPE auditions. From then on, I auditioned for Big Hit. So I was lucky. The timing worked for me. » – J-hope
- Xiumin d’EXO
EXO’s training could have been very different if Xiumin had been accepted as an apprentice for JYP Entertainment at his 2008 audition.
Luckily for Xiumin, it didn’t mean the end of his career as he was selected by SM Entertainment after competing in SM’s Everysing competition later that year.
DEAN is a very talented solo artist who auditioned for JYP Entertainment shortly before his debut.
He was only 17 when he auditioned, but was turned down. A year later he started writing songs for kpop groups like EXO or VIXX.
- Yuju de FRIEND
Yuju actually auditioned for the first season of the Kpop Star Show. Yang Hyun Suk praised her, but Park Jin Young criticized her for “simply dancing and singing”.
Undoubtedly one of JYP’s biggest regrets!
She had attended more than 20 auditions over the course of two years, including one at JYPE, and was rejected each time. Park Jin Young revealed a few years ago that he regrets his decision because it is full of charm and talent.
It may seem unbelievable as she stuck to the image of YG Entertainment, but CL was initially an apprentice at JYP Entertainment.
- AB6IX’s Lee Daehwi
Lee Daehwi was a well-known trainee with JYP Entertainment during his time there. However, he moved to Brand New Music and later performed under the label for Produce 101 Season 2. He debuted with WANNA ONE and later with AB6IX.
We imagine JYP has some regrets!