Secrets of KPop Incubating System
This is actually a couple of months old, but I never saw it until last week, when Arirang played it, like, twice a day. I thought it was pretty interesting. I took notes, because I am that kind of fucking nerd.
- How auditions work.
- An inside look into Cube Entertainment. We meet a 16 year old Thai trainee, Sorn, who was been with Cube for 2 years. She's adorable, and I heart her already. We follow her through her day starting with vocal lessons, dance lessons, and recording sessions. A little chat with one of the vocal instructors.
- Meet the "New Talent Training" dude, and learn that trainees are there from 1pm-10pm, if they don't have school, or 6pm-10pm if they do. They have acting, voice, dance, foreign language, and rap lessons.
- Talks about monthly evaluations work.
- How Cube chooses which trainees to debut and how to debut them.
- How producers pick songs for the artists.
- Talk with Cube's choreographer
about artists' preformance and picking dances.
- Cube's "Visual Production Director" and "Art Team and Web Design". Basically, how the albums are designed, and how they do the MVs and MV teasers.
- A visit to the Cube Coffee Shop and SM Pop Up Store. Chats with some fans. One chick uses the word "Oriental". Really?
- A look at Rainbowbridge Agency and how they work spreading the KPop training ways throughout Asia.
- Backstage with AOA. We meet their stylist and makeup artists, and learn how they pick concepts for the group.
- A visit with U-Kiss. Some highlights: Jun is adorable. Is he legal yet? I want to squish him, he's so cute. Eli tells us that we should try to become KPop idols at least once in our lives LOL idiot (I never got the Eli=pigeon until this moment. Holy shit, twinsies). And Kevin is Kevin, all humble and shit.
- Fun fact, in 2008, only 10 idol groups debuted. In 2012, there were 36 debuts.ArirangTV