JYPE Audition in Singapore

     

Edited 2nd December

I think almost everyone harbours thought to be a star judging from the various reality shows (The Apprentice, Project Runways) and talent programmes (like the Idol series, Singapore’s very own Star Search etc). So it’s no wonder that JYPE’s audtion in Singapore and Hong Kong are creating such a stir. Plus the immense popularity of K Pop and Hallyu for the past few years, well, it’s not suprising that everyone wants to be part of the NEXT boy/ girl band.

JYP has consistantly groomed stars- like Rain, Wonder Girls, 2PM, Miss A, Beast etc, so I guess all aspiring stars want to join the agency. The audition will be organised by Alpha Entertainment and JYPE. I’ve taken time to check with Alpha Entertainment about some issues (coz I’m blur too), and hopefully, this post will help those who are keen to audition.

JYPE Audition- Asia- Registration
1) Please download your form from JYPE Asia audition site here.
2) Fill up and email your form back as instructed.
3) Please fill in your REAL NAME as stated in your i/c or passport.
4) Please print out 3 copies of the form.
5) Email to Alpha Entertainment (audition@alphaent.com) with the following:
– REGISTRATION NO (Singapore-xx-xxxxxx)
– REGISTRATION NAME
– DATE OF BIRTH
– SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG (write down the country that you are going to audition in)
– Sing/Act/Model/DJ (write down the catgory that you auditioning for)
Put ‘Audition Registration’ on your subject when you email to Alpha Entertainment.
6) You will not receive any acknowledgement from Alpha as the number of emails received daily is too many.
7) For those who have trouble sending in their application, please email your problems to error@alphaent.com. Please be clear in describing what your problem is so that they can help you. Alternatively, please print a screen shot of what you have keyed together with the error message to the briefing and Alpha will try and sort it out for you as much as possible.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

JYPE Audition- Asia- Information
1) There is no fees for auditioning.
2) This audition is only open to those between 9 to 26 years old (ie, 1984-2001- If you are born in1983, you would be 27 this year).
3) It is opened to all nationalities.
4) Audition dates are 8th, 9th & 11th December (2nd round) for Singapore and 17th & 18th December (2nd round) for Hong Kong.
5a) Audition for Singapore will be at Senjew-Cashew CC, 9am to 6pm.
5b) For Hong Kong, the audition venue will be at Hong Kong International Trade and Exhibition, HITEC Room 1 & 2, 9am to 6pm.
6) You will receive an email from JYP informing you of your audition date by the latest 6th December.
7) Judges will be from JYPE. Presumably, JYP will there personally…I’m not sure.
8) Registration closes on 30th November online. You can still register on the day itself (8th for SG & 17th for HK)) but piority will be given to those who register online.
9) They will inform you of the selection via email in January. For HK, I presume there is still a second round.

JYPE Audition- Asia- Rules and preparation
1) They are auditioning for singers, actors, VJs (video jockeys), hosts and models. NO DANCERS. You can sing and dance at the same time.
2) Solo acts only. NO GROUPS. (I’m sure JYP would rather form his own group himself).
3a) Singers- there is no need to prepare cd anymore. You will have sing without music background.
3b) Hosts, VJs, Actors- prepare 3 acts of one minute. This can be prepared or impromptu.
3c) Models- as many different types of posing and catwalk as possible I guess.
I’ve asked them why 3 acts/ songs. Alpha replied that this is in case you go through round 1 and go onto round 2. And I guess one extra song/ act just in case….. imagine if you sing a fast number and the judges want to hear you sing a ballad as well…..don’t get caught off guard.
4) You can sing in any language.

JYPE Audition- Asia- After the audition
1) You will be notified if you are selected in January by JYPE.
2) There are no fixed number of people they are planning to select. I guess as many or as little that fulfil their needs.
3) And if you do get selected, the necessary visa, accomodation, meals will be provided. Training will of course definitely be provided by JYPE (that’s the whole idea of this audition).
4) NO ALLOWANCE will be given. What does this mean? This means that if you want to buy a cd, a book, a dress, watch that movie, take a taxi…you will have to fork out money yourself.
5) No sponsors allowed. That is to say, you cannot go to Mediacorp, SPH or any company to sponsor your training in JYPE.
6) Training is full time…ie, if you are currently studying now, you will have to stop your studies or quit your job if you are working.
7) Training could be six months, one year, two years etc… It depends on how good you are and how fast you pick things up and how ready JYPE thinks you are.
8) I believe only upon completion of training will you be offered a contract. This is my personal deduction and not verfied.
9) JYPE will have first right of selection, followed by Alpha Entertainment. So if you don’t get selected by JYPE, you may get selected by Alpha Entertainment. But I don’t know what the terms are. I’m sure they will let you know after you’ve been selected.
10) Alpha is now discussing with JYP with regards to training for those who are still schooling or who are in NS.

Pre-audition and audition day
1) JYP judges are already in town so Alpha will not be entertaining any more phone calls.
2) There is no more second round for Singapore as they have received over 3,000 entries (although I’m sure there is definitely less than 3,000 as so many sent in multiple entries). I believe there is no change for Hong Kong but I can’t confirm at the moment.
3) You will receive an email from JYP informing you of your audition date- either 8th, 9th or 11th December.
4) Please report at the venue at 8am sharp for your audition.
5) If you have received more than one emails from JYP (because you have applied more than once), then please go on the earlier date (eg, you received emails asking you to go down on the 8th and 11th Dec, please go down on the 8th Dec).
*You will be disqualified if you cannot make it on the earliest date as given to you*
6) Audition time for 8th & 9th December- 9am to 6pm and 11th December- 9am to 1pm
7) If you have made a mistake on your form (wrong name, wrong gender, wrong height etc), you can amend it there on the day itself.
8) If you have deleted your form by mistake, please print out the email from JYP with the audition date and the other necessary documents and come down on the date instructed.
9) For those with special reasons whi cannot attend on itself or @ 8am sharp (exams etc), please report to the help desk at the earliest time possible and the staff @ Alpha will try and help you as far as possible. However, priority will be given to those are supposed to be there.

For any other queries not answered on their FB or here, please email to them.
Alpha’s email- info@alphaent.com

Things to bring:
Please bring along 5 copies of the form, 5 passport size photos (no photocopies please), a copy of the email from JYP with your audition date, NRIC/passport/student pass and cd with your songs for the audition.

And lots of confidence with an aim to give this only one chance your best shot.

There is a very high likelyhood that the venue may change due to the large number of participants, so please keep checking Alpha’s FB for updates. I will update on my twitter and this post as soon as I can.

Alpha Entertainment’s FB
Alpha’s twitter
Alpha’s website
JYPE’s audition site

JYPE and Alpa Entertainment reserves the right to disqualify participants who do not follow instructions or send in mulitple entries.

And now, my own 2 cents worth of thoughts after seeing some of the questions posed on the FB.

Training to be in the entertainment field is not fun and games. Before the glamour and even after the glamour comes, require full discipline and following instructions correctly. And yet, judging from all the questions asked on Alpha’s FB so far, it seems many do not read instructios…or perhaps we have become a spoon-fed nation. If you really want to find out what has been posted by Alpha on the FB, just do a filter and look for the tab ‘Just Alpha Entertainment’ right at the top. It is not difficult. And I thought my posting here has been fairly clear as well. I guess I am wrong. So here are some very commonly ‘asked questions’.

– No, you cannot choose the date or time that you want to audition for. JYPE & Alpha Entertainment are running the audition..not you.
– If you don’t have passport size photos, for goodness sake, go and have the photo taken. Do you expect the judges to remember how you look like out of over 3,000 participants?
– Prepare three ONE minute song. Not one minute and 15 seconds, not one minute and 20 seconds…but one minute (60 seconds).
– Please bring all the necessary documents on the audition day itself.
– You choose one and only one category that you want to audition for…not multiple categories.

The whole audition will be recorded by JYPE/ Alpha Entertainment. They will have the right to use it for their own promotions/ publicity. It will be infront of a panel of judges, possibly in front of other participants as well. So please, if you cannot perform in front of a crowd, then you should seriously reconsider. Someone has very kindly uploaded the JYPE audition that was held in Hong Kong in 2007. This was the one where Hye Rim was selected. She was 14 then, but she did not debut as part of Wonder Girls straightaway. You can figure out for yourself how many years were spent training. (Actually, during the SG Wonder Girls visit recently, the girls all mentioned how hard the training was). Thank you very much, annonymous for leaving this link on my site.

And here’s another clip on Jo Kwon of 2AM during another JYP audition. He was 13 years old then and he definitely showed everyone that he can sing and dance. But even he took years of training before he finally debut.

But if you think you’ve got a great voice, fantastic acting skills etc, but don’t look so great, go anyway. Unless you are a model, talent is the most important aspect. And even for modeling, it is that X Factor that matters, not looks.

Personally, I think the most important thing to do is to have fun and not stressed yourself out. It’s not a life-and-death event (although I guess some might not agree with me ^^).

Good luck everyone! I will be updating more when and if I can….

Sshhhh….
JYP officials will be here from the 5th Dec onwards. What are they going to be doing….It’s a secret….don’t worry, I’m sure JYPE or Alpha will release the news soon. ^^

And here’s a recording from the very cute 2PM especially for this audition. Too bad, there’s no translation. Hwaiting everyone! And do remember to check on Alpha’s FB everyday for updates contsantly.

Finally, I am not an employee of JYPE or Alpha Entertainment. I’m afraid I can’t questions that I have no information on. It is best that you check with Alpha Entertainment during the briefing or on their FB. That said, I will try and help as much as I can within my capabilities.

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