Kim Ji Hoon Says He Was Once a Trainee at SM Entertainment
Actor Kim Ji Hoon opened up about almost debuting as an idol group member at SM Entertainment.
On the September 25 broadcast of SBS’ Strong Heart, Kim Ji Hoon stated, “I studied quite a bit and was at the top of my class, but I suddenly wanted to be a celebrity. That’s when I auditioned at SM Entertainment and I made it.”
The actor added, “I went to the recording studio and sang a song, but my singing was so awful. I knew I wasn’t a good singer, but it was so much worse in the recording studio. When I would sing at a karaoke, I thought I was pretty good, but the recording studio exposed everything. I wanted to hide, but there was nowhere to go.”
Kim Ji Hoon confessed, “SM Entertainment wanted to make a group like Taiwan’s F4. The members would be made up of four guys who went to good schools, sang well, and were good looking. Three members from Korea’s most prestigious universities and I got together for a photo shoot, and all we had to do was record. They wanted us to debut in two months, but it was a complete failure. There were no vocals. All four of us became actors instead.”
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