BTS‘s Jungkook has carried out for hundreds of adoring followers, however like most artists, he began off with a lot smaller audiences.
Jungkook was in his early teenagers when he started his journey to grow to be knowledgeable singer. At age 14, he auditioned for Mnet‘s talent program, Superstar K in Daegu, Suga and V‘s hometown. In the audition video, Jungkook quietly walks into the frame and follows the staff’s directions.
Jungkook sang “Lost Child,” a music by one in every of his favourite artists, IU. His voice was as angelic then as it’s now, however he lacks the arrogance and charisma we see in as we speak’s performances.
Young Jungkook’s focus appears to be completely on his vocal approach and delivering a powerful vocal efficiency, whereas as we speak’s Jungkook would additionally conveying the temper of the music together with his gestures and facial expressions, protecting eye contact with the digicam.
In a 2020 interview, Jungkook revealed that he turned a a lot shyer individual after going via auditions.
But once I arrived on the audition corridor, I turned intimidated by the massive crowd. I began to shrink after being surrounded by so many strangers. This is perhaps the time that I started being shy round folks I didn’t know.
Although Jungkook was not chosen to compete on the present, he did obtain love calls from a number of companies, together with Big Hit Music (then Big Hit Entertainment). As a trainee, Jungkook discovered shortly, bettering in all areas of efficiency. He appears far more assured and stage-ready on this clip, launched only a few months earlier than BTS’s debut.
In 2014, a 12 months after BTS’s debut, Jungkook participated in one other audition, to enroll within the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA). As he sang “Two Melodies,” by Zion.T, he swayed to the music, utilizing his entire physique to inform the music’s story, moderately than standing in place like he had for his Superstar Okay audition.
The ethical of this story? Practice makes good, and perseverance turns goals into actuality. As Jungkook himself as soon as stated:
— Full Sail University (@FullSail) September 1, 2021
Watch Jungkook’s auditions beneath: