8 Pre-Debut Videos That Prove These Idols Were Destined For Greatness

These pre-debut videos show just how much talent these artists had at such a young age.

S.M. Entertainment is filled with extraordinarily talented artists, and the company is always striving to get the best out of their idols. These 3 singers, however, made things very easy for S.M as they were extremely skilled right from the start!

TVXQ Changmin

TVXQ‘s Changmin took part in the S.M. Entertainment Best Youth Contest and won first place with his cover of Kangta‘s “Polaris”. His powerful vocals even back then paved the way for him to become part of one of K-Pop’s most recognized groups.

TVXQ Yunho

TVXQ‘s Yunho showed off his singing and dancing skills alongside his groupmate, in his pre-debut video. It’s clear that he’s naturally gifted and filled with extraordinary talent. It’s no wonder the group is often known as the “Kings of K-Pop”.

Super Junior Heechul

Super Junior‘s Heechul sang his heart out to an emotional ballad when a, showing he had a natural talent for singing even before getting recognized by S.M.

SHINee Jonghyun

SHINee‘s Jonghyun wore his school uniform as he sang a sad ballad called, “Once I was Around You” by the band, Toy. His ability to express the vulnerability and sadness of the lyrics from an early age is why he’s one of SHINee’s lead vocalists. Not only does he have a talent for singing, but also writing, as Jonghyun has written songs for several artists, including SHINee,

Not only does he have a talent for singing songs, but also writing them, as Jonghyun has written songs for several artists, including SHINee, EXO, and IU.

SHINee Onew

SHINee‘s Onew recorded a cover of “The One I Can’t Let Go” while a trainee under S.M. Academy. His beautiful vocals are just one of many reasons why he’s one of the lead vocalists for SHINee.


EXO‘s D.O is known for his smooth R&B vocals in the group and this pre-debut song cover of Chris Brown‘s “With You” proves just how incredible his range is as a vocalist. He’s also sung several songs by Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Eric Benet.

EXO Baekhyun

EXO‘s Baekhyun is one of the group’s lead vocalists and often displays his extraordinary singing skills, but these skills seem to be something Baekhyun was born with as he’s been an incredible singer since he was young.

In his pre-debut video, Baekhyun sang “Love Foolosophy” by Jamiroquai in his band at a school event and his amazing vocals showcased the range of his voice, even back then.

EXO Xiumin

EXO’s Xiumin also showed off his singing skills through the range of songs in his pre-debut video. He sang a variety of memorable love songs and passed the S.M auditions with his beautiful singing voice.