(G)I-DLE’s Yuqi explains why she declined SM Entertainment’s offer 2023
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(G)I-DLE’s Yuqi explains why she declined SM Entertainment’s offer 2023

The Chinese-born singer made a recent guest appearance on the South Korean television program Radio Star alongside Epik High’s Tablo, during which she discussed her path to becoming a K-pop idol in greater detail. Yuqi stated that she has always had an interest in K-pop and K-drama.

“I’ve been a fan of Epik High’s Tablo since he sang the theme song for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo,” Yuqi told SBS Star. “I had no knowledge of Korean, but I adored the drama. Looking at you, Tablo, brings back memories of that time. I’m thrilled to meet you for the first time in person.

The performer then explained that it was her “dream to get into SM Entertainment” due to her passion for Super Junior, and that she had auditioned four times for the company. “After the fourth one, CUBE Entertainment held an audition while I awaited their decision,” she explained.

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“I was torn between the two companies”

“I asked myself, ‘Shall I attempt it? Why then? Let’s do it!’,” Yuqi continued, explaining that she ultimately received calls from both companies at roughly the same moment. “At the time, CUBE Entertainment’s 4MINUTE was dominating the K-pop scene […]” I was undecided between the two businesses.”

Yuqi was ultimately persuaded to join CUBE Entertainment after a member of the board of directors provided her with “amazing information.” She stated, “They informed me that if I signed with them I could make my debut the following year. I couldn’t refuse that!”

Yuqi then elaborated on how she believes she ultimately made the best decision. She stated that despite having “the SM Entertainment look,” her “deep voice” is a better fit with CUBE Entertainment due to her “deep voice.” “Everything worked out for the best in the end,” she added.

Meanwhile, Yuqi recently appeared in the teaser for the impending Netflix murder-mystery K-drama Celebrity, starring Park Gyu-young of Sweet Home and Kang Min-hyuk of CNBLUE. It is presently unknown whether the performer will play a larger role in the television series.

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