Want to be a K-pop idol? FNC global auditions start in April


FNC Entertainment is looking for talented youngsters to become the next SF9 and P1Harmony, with a global audition series to begin in April.

The K-pop agency will hold auditions in a total of 11 cities in North America and in Australia: New Jersey, New York, Washington D.C. and Toronto in April; at Sydney and Melbourne in June and in the second half of the year; and at Vancouver, Edmonton, Orange County, Los Angeles and Dallas in September.

All locations will conduct walk-in auditions that do not require preregistration, with the exception of Australia, where online auditions will be held for preregistered applicants.

Specific schedules and rules will vary for each region, FNC Entertainment said. A special "random play dance" event, in which participants dance the choreography to multiple K-pop songs in rapid succession, will be held at the Toronto auditions on April 13.

Anyone born between 2006 and 2014 can apply. Eligible candidates may showcase their skills in one of the seven categories: vocals, rap, dance, acting, instrumentals, visuals and modeling. Detailed information and instructions can be found on FNC Entertainment’s website.

FNC Entertainment is known for producing pop rock bands including boy bands FT Island, CNBLUE and N.Flying as well as girl AOA, who debuted as a rock band before transitioning into a dance group. Also under the label are actors Jung Haein and Rowoon, as well as comedians Moon Se-yoon and Lee Gook-ju.

Its next rock boy band, which recently performed at FT Island’s Taipei concert in February, will debut in 2025.