K-Pop idols may get a lot of exposure before their official debut, such as participating in survival shows.
Some idols get more subtle appearances, where they could become a backup dancer to get some experience on stage. Here are 10 K-Pop idols who were once backup dancers.
1. Kang Daniel
Kang Daniel was a backup dancer when Fiestar‘s Cao Lu and SPICA‘s Sihyun performed “Invitation” (Uhm Jung Hwa).
2. Shownu (Monsta X)
Shownu was a backup dancer for Lee Hyori and her song “Bad Girls”.
3. Eunbi (IZ*ONE)
Eunbi was a backup dancer for Girl’s Day.
4. Lee Know (Stray Kids)
Lee Know was a backup dancer for BTS.
Chungha was a backup dancer for Ulala Session.
6. S.Coups (SEVENTEEN)
S.Coups was a backup dancer for multiple groups, one of them being After School.
7. J-Hope & Jungkook (BTS)
J-Hope and Jungkook were backup dancers Jokwon.
8. Lay (EXO)
Lay was a backup dancer for SHINee and their song “Ring Ding Dong”.
9. Kahi (After School)
Kahi was a backup dancer for BoA.