SM Auditions: Education or Entertainment?
Posted 08 August 2006 - 10:12 PM
How young are you?
Would you rather choose a college education or try to make it as an entertainer under SM?
I'm stuck because i'm going into my 2nd year of college and i'm 19. I think being in the teens (last year) is still a great age to try out for the SM auditions... considering they like younger people... but if i want to go further than just auditions, I'd have to quit school... anyone else has this POSSIBLE worry? I know its so important to get a college education but now that i know SM is looking for someone in the US, i really wanna see how far i can go or else i'd regret it later... not to mention if i did it next year (20) i might be considered old(?).
Posted 08 August 2006 - 10:18 PM
Posted 08 August 2006 - 10:24 PM
You'll be 20 eventually, meaning you'll still be old..lol
Edited by Umbra Res, 08 August 2006 - 10:25 PM.
Posted 08 August 2006 - 10:25 PM
but i know that in life to get sumthing u need to take chances.
a friend told me one time tat i can take my education later, at least where i live, its never really "too late". plenty starts studying here when 25 or up to 30 years old
an sm audition however dun come around too often.
i dun think i cud just sit n wait for the next chance
this is if i lived in america of course...
but of course its difficult. cuz im going through the same situation now.
what if u fail? say u get only 3 years of training n then nothing. that gotta suck...
im not saying it to b mean im just saying what the possibilites are...
sm got so many trainees
n remember this goes to everyone trying out; there were recently a thread of all sm trainees. when will we get to see them? sm got hundreds, thousands of trainees. what if u become one of them. who get top notch training for say 3 or 4 years --->then nothing. ure not guaranteed to become the next boa. depends on what sm sees in u. i wish young ppl didnt stop their education for this. but older, like around 20 +/- still got possibilites even if they fail.
n also remember boa didnt get to have her teen-years properly
say ure around boas age when she debuted, wud u sacrifice those years (which u will never get bak) - n then perhaps end up wit nothing if sm decides they cant "use" u for anything... its easy for them to just "drop" u, ditch u or whatever when ure not what they need anymore. they make the decisions, they decide.
n im not trying to scare anyone of. its just the truth. entertainment business is tough n hard. n often based on LUCK. perhaps ure next boa or whatever. perhaps u just end up as one of thousand trainees who eventually get dumped or forgotten when sm dun need u any more. i for sure wud not wanna b treated tat way
they need u n ur talent yes. but they can easily replace u, just remember that.
but if u get to go to school at the same time thats good tho i didnt know. did boa also go to school while training? i thought she said sumthing like she missed school when seeing girls in uniform passing her by when she was gonna train. but if sm make sure u got sumthing to do (like shcool) while training n afterwards if u end up only being trained but nothing more then thats all good. i didnt know.
n this is what i think. im sorry if i offend anyone. just know its a tough business. i still think u shud all try but understand that it can b tough in times. remember what boa went through.
Edited by cathy86, 08 August 2006 - 10:29 PM.
Posted 08 August 2006 - 10:37 PM
Posted 08 August 2006 - 10:57 PM
Edited by Aestas, 08 August 2006 - 10:57 PM.
Posted 08 August 2006 - 11:02 PM
Posted 08 August 2006 - 11:07 PM
cathy86 - thanks for a lot of the good points. I know SM has so many trainees... that's why I still want to go to college. SM can do anything they want with the trainees... but if you want anything in life, you gotta try right?
Edited by Aestas, 08 August 2006 - 11:09 PM.
Posted 09 August 2006 - 01:27 AM
i don't know what to say...lol...for myself i'm 18 and i think i'm too old for their standards...all their trainees start at like 16 or under. I chose college ed anyway...it's not like they're coming to Australia lol.... I can't sing or dance or act really well so i wouldn't even bother lol. But if u can sing or dance or whatever really well go for it!!!! Like u said, u don't wanna regret it later, do u?
One thing you've got to keep in mind is that auditions like SM's are obviously revolving around AGE...i don't think they'd sign a 30 year old to be an artist. So if you want to do it you have to grasp the opportunity as soon as possible. The question is what do YOU want more: EDUCATION or the chance to be an ENTERTAINER? The good thing about study is that it does not discriminate against age. Don't worry about missing out (if that does happen) coz it's easier to get a second chance at study...but not stardom. An 80 year old can still attend college and get a degree...
Edited by olivialiu6, 09 August 2006 - 01:35 AM.
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