JYP failed a young girl during an audition but now she’s a top level K-Pop idol

The year was 2011 and the music survival contest show, K-Pop Star, was in its first season.

 

As always, Park Jin Young and Yang Hyun Suk were judges on the show (along with BoA).

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A 15-year-old girl by the name of Choi Yu Na sang and danced her heart out in the first round of the show.

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Yang Hyun Suk felt that she had a great singing voice and promising dancing skills.

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“She’s a great singer for her age.” — Yang Hyun Suk

 

Park Jin Young, however, saw her as a common singer…

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“Her voice is too plain.” — Park Jin Young

 

With dance moves that left a lot to be desired.

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“It would have been better if you hadn’t danced.” — Park Jin Young

 

In the end, Park Jin Young failed her and she was booted off the show after the first round.

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That same girl was soon thereafter signed by Source Music and went on to become GFRIEND‘s Yuju!

 

Watch a clip from the show below:

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