How to become a KPOP idol?


Want to know all about KPOP idol recruitment processes? Want to understand the journey of your favorite idols? Want to join a group one day?

Welcome to KoreanxWear, in this article we tell you everything about how to become an idol.

Becoming a K-POP Idol is extremely difficult. The selection process is one of the toughest in the world. In general, you have to take expensive lessons from childhood, train very hard in sports, endure the pressure of competition and give up your free time.

What we will see:

  • The process of becoming a K-pop idol
  • The harsh reality behind this job
  • What famous singers say on the subject

Let's start right away with the skills required to become a K-pop idol.

The skills required to become an Idol

To become a K-pop idol there are skills that are non-negotiable. We are going to see these important things to be part of a Kpop group.

To dance

K-pop idols are very good dancers.

Whether in boy or girl groups, dancing is an essential part of K-pop concerts and music videos.

All the artists are superb dancers and have athletic physical conditions.

You also have to be good at retaining a large number of choreographies, while remaining in sync with the group.

To sing

To become a K-pop idol, or in other words, a singer, you have to know how to sing.

The vast majority of idols are very good singers .

Some Idols are rappers, but they still know how to sing, it's mandatory to become a singer or singer in a KPOP group.


Sports in South Korea

To be able to hold shows, concerts and filming, idols must be very good at sports.

They must have an exceptional physical condition to be able to do this very tiring job physically and mentally.


Kpop stars also have to be smart.

It is necessary, because it is a very versatile profession that requires a lot of resources. The intelligence of the idols is an asset for the label which will be able to promote them without fear.

Oral expression

K-pop idols are often featured on TV or shows.

They must therefore be able to express themselves well.

It's a job that requires being in the spotlight, you have to know how to express yourself in Korean and English.

The Classic Journey of a K-pop Idol

Here is the classic path followed by young Koreans who succeed in becoming Idols.

Spotting a talent

Initially, the child must stand out by demonstrating their talents for dancing or singing .

If he is gifted, he can join a school dedicated to music, singing and dancing.

K-pop prep school

kpop school

K-pop schools are not compulsory, however, it is a perfect place to practice dancing, singing and mastering the skills necessary to become an idol.

These are private fee-paying schools.

Following this school, young people can take the competition to join an agency.

Competition with an agency

To become an Idol, you have to start by becoming a Trainee in an agency.

For this, you have to pass very selective competitions.

Every year, thousands of young Koreans attempt the competitions for only a few dozen places .


Once the competition is successful, you will be a trainee (or trainee) in an agency or a label that manages K-pop groups. You have to practice during this training.

If you manage to get noticed, you may have the chance to join a new group.

The Trainee period can last from 2 to 4 years and no one is sure to be chosen as a member of a K-pop group.

Become Idol

If you have passed all these tests, you are surely very talented.

With a bit of luck and effort, you may be offered a contest to become an idol in a K-pop group.

If you have this place, you are finally an idol.

Idol advice for future recruits

Here are some idol quotes that can motivate future recruits. If you dream of becoming Idol, you have to think carefully, but if you are sure, you have to go for it.

  • “Giving up is not in my vocabulary.” Young Jae [BAP]
  • “Work until your idols become your rivals.” G-dragon
  • “A role model? I don't have one. I want to become one.” Himchan [BAP]
  • “You have to know where you are to know where you are going.” HO

The harsh reality behind this profession

The selection to become Idol is really difficult.

It's one of the hardest selections in the world and many people dedicate years to it without ever succeeding in becoming idols.

On top of that, becoming an Idol can cost young recruits a lot of money, which makes this profession inaccessible to people who cannot afford it.

This dream job is actually very beautiful in the spotlight and quite cruel in reality.

Dance, sing and believe in yourself

Now you know all about the process to become K-pop Idol.

And you, are you tempted?

It doesn't matter, what you want to do, stay motivated , sing, dance and believe in yourself, this is the most important lesson of idols who have succeeded in achieving their dreams.

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  • Ndeye Penda

    Bonjour je m’appelle ndeye penda j’ai 11 ansmerci pour les article sa ma aidé mon rêve est de venir Idol mais je suis noir je programmais de postuler en ligne a mes 12ans(25 avril) je sais chanter je m’entraîne sur la danse je fais aussi de sport et du taekwondo j’espére rèussir

  • Men Eunice

    Bonjour et merci pour les articles . J’ai une question : j’ai passé une audition en ligne et j’ai réussi à postuler pour une Agence de kpop . Qu’est ce que je dois faire en attendant ?

  • Laelle

    Bonjour ou bonsoir, je vous remercie infiniment pour cet articles. Mon rêve est de devenir une idol parce que je suis prête à tout pour en devenir une. Je sais que je peut réussir mais le seul problème c’est l’argent je sais que ça va être compliqué avec mais j’espère réussir. Je m’appelle Laelle Bolwerk et j’ai 12 ans. Si vous pouvez me conseiller des trucs pour que je puisse avoir un peu plus d’argents se serai avec plaisir, merci.

  • Mon Amour Pour Les Chevaux

    Bonjour mon rêve c’est de devenir idole de kpop , j’adore chanter et danser et le sport c’est moyen mais je fais au moins 3 heure de sport mais j’ai peur de ne pas être à hauteur 🥺

  • Mon Amour Pour Les Chevaux

    Bonjour mon rêve c’est de devenir idole de kpop , j’adore chanter et danser et le sport c’est moyen mais je fais au moins 3 heure de sport mais j’ai peur de ne pas être à hauteur 🥺

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