The 8 Idols Who Passed SM Entertainment’s Hardest “Saturday Audition”

It’s known as the toughest SM audition, and they were the ones who passed.

Since SM Entertainment debuts boy groups like NCT, who have a shocking twenty-three members, and multiple girl groups with various amounts of members, there’s one way they keep looking for fresh talent. Every Saturday, the company held auditions that were open to any and everyone.

Because so many people auditioned and needed to capture the judges’ attention in mere seconds, it’s known as the hardest audition of them all. While there had only been a handful of idols that passed and went onto debut, there are now revealed to be eight who succeeded with their undeniable talent.

1. Super Junior’s Heechul

Being a member of one of SM Entertainment’s longest-running groups, Super Junior’s Heechul was one of the first to pass the tough audition. He’s proven just how talented he is by remaining an idol that even newer fans know of.

2. Girls’ Generation’s Yoona

As a member of the iconic group Girls’ Generation, she’s remained in the spotlight for her timeless visuals and acting roles. No wonder Yoona was able to pass the audition with her various skills and charms.

3. Red Velvet’s Yeri

While it took time for some to warm up to Red Velvet’s Yeri after she joined the group, the maknae quickly won over hearts. Although some still underestimate her talent, the fact that she passed SM Entertainment’s toughest audition proves she’s extremely talented.

4. NCT’s Haechan

Although the spotlight for NCT’s Haechan is often placed on his vocals that are as sweet as honey, he’s just as skilled in dancing. Taking both into consideration, he didn’t have much trouble standing out.

5. SHINee/SuperM’s Taemin

Ever since SHINee’s debut, Taemin has been one of the idols that have inspired other idols to pursue their dreams of standing on stage. With his skills of singing, dancing, and performing, the judges at the time must’ve seen a glimpse of the triple-threat he’d become.

6. Red Velvet’s Seulgi

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From her vocals to her dancing, Red Velvet’s Seulgi is a powerhouse full of talent. Whether you’re a fan or not, no one can deny how skilled she is. The judges saw it so quickly that they couldn’t pass up having her join the company.

7. aespa’s Giselle

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As SM Entertainment’s newest girl group, aespa has been taking the K-Pop world by storm with their unique concept and stable vocals during performances. Giselle has become a hot topic for recently revealing that she passed the audition as well, making everyone even more curious about the skills she’ll be showing in the future.

8. NCT’s Jungwoo

From his comedic skills to his vocals that deserve more recognition, NCT’s Jungwoo was a member that fans fell in love with since his debut through “BOSS”. While his visuals are a sight to see, his talent is what made him stand out.