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Audition notice

SM Entertainment will utilize its core capabilities to hold the 2023 SMile Music Festival for aspiring musicians.

Through SMile Music Festival, experience professional training and mentoring from SM artists and create your own stage.

A dance, vocal, and *NEW* band club/team comprised of youth ages 14 to 19 from across the country.

* The band section has resumed this year!

– Dance and vocals consist of 2 to 5 people.

– The band consists of 4 to 6 people, including required vocals.

– Bands are limited to teams active in the Seoul/Gyeonggi/Incheon area.

– The team will practice for over 5 months

– It is also possible for several groups to form one team.

– Additional points are given to those who are who are excluded from education, such as grandchildren’s families and residents of townships and villages

Training support from professional trainers

Online/offline parallel

Online training KIT provided

Online environment support for laptops, action cameras, etc.

Practice space provided

Space rental fee support

Final performance by team

Styling, makeup, and overall stage support

SMile Music Festival certificate issued

Limited to all active participants

Recruitment period: May 15th (Monday) ~ June 6th (Tuesday)

Online interview will be held on Saturday, June 17th for only those who pass the written documents.

Announcement of successful applicants & Individual notification of successful applicants on Tuesday, June 27th

Orientation Friday, August 11th

Training August – November

Intermediate Workshop October 14th (Sat) ~ October 15th (Sun) 2 days and 1 night

Final Performance / Graduation Ceremony November 18 (Sat)

The schedule may change in the future.


It looks like their private auditions and even usual auditions barely attracted anyone

And even though they’re announcing that they’re only recruiting people who are talented

It looks like nobody even writes any “accounts” of their auditions with SM anymore.. 

And this year, it feels like nobody auditioned..

For real it feels like it’s becoming so rare to find people who can sing, dance and play an instrument

1. I know that SM usually only selects a small amount of people, but looks like they really picked nobody this time 

2. Is it possible that they all went for Hybe instead?

3. Of course nobody will go for SM anymore, if you look at what their trainees are saying, and just looking at the comments above, it’s obvious that they’re all flocking to one specific place

4. Still seeing how aespa and RIIZE succeeded, I can’t understand why people wouldn’t want to try with SM? Even though they might not be #1 anymore, they’re at least #2

5. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ People really don’t know anything… You really think people have stopped trying for SM?

6. It’s always been hard to pass any Saturday auditions there

7. They said that there are around 100 people in their basements 

8. It’s freaking hard to pass their Saturday auditions..

9. But I’ve barely seen anyone debut from their Saturday auditions though..

10. There aren’t any talented kids anymore so they’re not picking anyone, what “people don’t go to SM anymore” …


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