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Here’s your chance to become a member of the all-boy version of BLACKPINK

The open-call is welcome to everyone around the world. Here’s how to audition

Contrary to what Rishi Sunak thinks, sometimes there is money in the arts – although mostly when you are a member of a globally successful band à la One Direction and BLACKPINK. If you think you have what it takes then listen up closely because YG Entertainment, the record label behind BLACKPINK, are looking for the next big thing in K-pop.

On the hunt for BLACKPINK: the male edition, the agency is holding auditions for a boyband that will replicate the girls’ success. Thanks to the pandemic, the auditions will take place over Zoom and are open to aspiring musicians anywhere in the world. However, while there are no geographical restrictions, there are age ones. Applicants must be born between 2002 and 2010 – apparently they on the hunt for the next Zac Hanson or Jackson Five-era Michael – and can’t be currently affiliated with another agency.

You can apply in categories for vocal, rap, dance, appearance, or ‘talents’ (no other details are given here), with applicants advised to demonstrate their skills for around one and a half minutes. We imagine if appearance is your category you just blue steel your way through the allocated time. The audition process will be available in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese and the application period lasts from today (April 12) until May 23 with video auditions taking place from April 19 until May 30.

To apply, simply choose a date here, await a confirmation email, and then prepare to give the performance of your life during the one-on-one video call audition. Successful applicants will be notified on June 12. Find out more information here.

Best of luck and while you anxiously await your audition check out the best BLACKPINK – your future competition – fashion moments below.