MNET Superstar K's writers contacted me via e-mail and asked me to enter their competition this year, as they felt that I had the potential to represent the non-Korean audience in the competition.
They told me that if I came down to Korea, I would have a big chance of being selected and if I am, they would sponsor everything.
I couldn't say no. She kept calling me back asking me if I were coming down.
Spoke to my mom, and our plans were underway.
Shikin and I woke up that morning and headed straight to MNet's building, only to be told that the audition was to be held at the stadium nearby.
I didn't expect it at all, you mean, I had to join the other people in the huge stadium? uh-oh.
We got there, and found ourselves in a long-ass queue in the hot summer sun, trying to enter the stadium. There were old ahjumma and ahjeosshis selling "Ice Water" (어름 물) which were literally frozen bottles of water!
People were handing out fans and flyers and trying to interview everyone in line.
I felt like I had entered Singapore Idol all over again. LOL
I had my form filled up and checked by the writer at MNET, so I didn't have much of a problem, until we got to the gate.
They started asking questions in really fast Korean, and luckily, an English-speaking contestant helped me out, and then we were inside!
They sat us all down in the stadium and we waited.
It was scary because all you hear were beautiful singing, music-playing and rapping.
There were funny "singers" and jokers everywhere, too which made the atmosphere less awkward.
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Finally, the host came onto the field and welcomed us there. We were shot for the opening of the show, and then the auditioning began.
We were called by numbers and the numbers were flashed on the HUGE board (you can kind of see it in the top left-hand corner of the photo), and once it was your turn, you join a smaller queue at the back of the stadium, where you finally enter ANOTHER queue, and go in to meet the producers.
We spent literally the whole day with just 과자 snacks and water.
When I finally went in, I had to sing over all the noise that was coming from the stadium, answer questions in broken Korean, and finally, they say thank you.
They called me back later, and I went to another production audition, which was quieter and less hectic. I didn't get through after that, though.
Looks like competition was REALLY tough. :(
It was a good experience, though. You can really tell, the talent there, was a whole level above the rest.
It was just ONE out of the many auditions I entered that month...
Can't wait to share with you my next audition experiences! :)
In the meantime, here's something Jasmine and I did in December 2012
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