Yang Hyun Suk & Park Jin Young @ ‘Survival Audition K-Pop Star’ Press Conference
On September 2nd, YG Entertainment‘s Yang Hyun Suk and JYP Entertainment‘s J.Y. Park came together at the Imperial Palace Hotel to attend the press conference for SBS’s ‘Survival Audition K-Pop Star‘!
As two of three judges on the show, both men discussed their judging styles as well as what they’ll be looking for in their future talents.
Yang Hyun Suk began, “I’m not going to purposely criticize or act over the top for the program’s sake. I’m going to speak the truth, and as opposed to praise, I’m going to explain what they lack in.”
When asked why he joined the program, he said, “Audition programs discovered stars based on their vocal talent, but this show focuses on the discovery of talents through the eyes of a professional based on not only vocal talent, but dance, looks, and skills as wells. I think that the other standard audition programs are fun to watch and have creative content, but if I were to criticize an aspect, it’d be that the stars they produce are only popular for the duration of the show, which is disappointing.”
Yang continued, “Once they make their major debut, they face thousands of other singers who sing just as great, if not better than them. There needs to be consistency, and that’s why I joined the program.”
J.Y. Park added, “We’re not in this to create a fun show. We’re in this to find the next Big Bang or the Wonder Girls. We’re not going to distort what we do for the sake of the program, and we’ll be picking and judging as we normally would.”
He continued, “On other programs, applicants need to be exceptional in dancing or singing, but in ours, we’re going to look for potential. We’ll be choosing the applicant with the highest potential of growth. There will inevitably be a difference in opinion between the viewers and our eyes.”
Commenting on the type of trainee that they’ll be choosing, the two gave contrasting answers. Yang revealed, “I’m going to pick the person who looks the most evil. They’ll need character, but I think the ones that look mean and strong on stage are the most charismatic.”
J.Y. Park replied, “I have a tendency of picking nice people. g.o.d., the Wonder Girls, and Rain are really bad at variety shows because they’re shy. I prefer people who are honest and diligent.”
‘Survival Audition K-Pop Star’ will begin broadcasting this December.
Source: Star News