Got dreams of becoming the next Lisa of Blackpink? YG Entertainment has announced that it is looking for Filipino talents as part of its global talent search.
Interested applicants may apply between March 7 to April 9, with actual auditions to be held on April 16 at Zero Studio in Quezon City.
The caveat? They’re looking for strictly Gen Z talents — particularly those born between 2004 and 2012. After all, K-pop trainees are known to train for years before making their debut in a group.
Applicants may only choose one category to audition for: vocal, rap, dance, and appearance.
Those auditioning for vocals or rap must prepare a one-minute song without accompanying music. Meanwhile, applicants trying out for dance must prepare a one-minute song on their phones.
K-pop trainee hopefuls may sign up for the pre-audition period here. Auditionees may also show up on-site on the audition day.
Although Filipinos have been making their mark in the K-pop industry, such as soloist Kriesha Chu and Chanty of Lapillus, this marks the first time YG Entertainment is expanding its talent search to the Philippines.
Lalisa Manobal, aka Blackpink’s Lisa Manobal, hails from Thailand and became the first Southeast Asian to sign with YG in 2010.
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