BELIFT LAB, the Big Hit Entertainment subsidiary known for managing ENHYPEN, recently held an online audition for girls aged 13 to 21. Many hopefuls uploaded their audition videos to YouTube publicly, and some of the best have already racked up hundreds of thousands (and even millions) of views. Keep an eye on these 10 undiscovered future stars—you may see them in a K-Pop girl group soon!
Alia from Indonesia submitted this incredible vocal cover of Jessie J’s “Price Tag” to BELIFT LAB when she was just 16 years old, and it blew away a staggering 1.77 million viewers. Since then, she’s also posted auditions for KQ Entertainment and uploaded several more covers.
Sihyun, who also goes by Erica, had an incredibly inventive way of auditioning for BELIFT LAB that secured 1.73 million views on YouTube. The trilingual Korean American, who was 19 years old when she posted her audition, wrote her own rap to tell the company all about her skills.
Emylia took on a big task when she decided to cover fourth-generation dance queens ITZY for her BELIFT LAB audition, but it paid off. Uploaded just four months ago, the Malaysian teen’s “Wannabe” dance cover had almost 700,000 views on YouTube so far.
17-year-old Rodha from the Philippines chose dance for her BELIFT LAB audition video. Boasting powerful moves, she danced to Kehlani’s “Gangsta” as well as Beyoncé’s “Diva”. For the latter track, she combined (G)I-DLE and ITZY’s cover dance with her own self-made choreography, earning over 500,000 views to date.
Apeksha showed off incredible energy and flexibility in her BELIFT LAB dance audition, which earned her almost 500,000 views. Dancing to Halsey’s “Without Me”, Apeksha was a dance competition finalist in her state of Maharastra, India.
Possibly the youngest auditionee on this list, Sophie is just 13 years old. Despite her young age, the Filipino American teen killed it in her cover of a dance from I-LAND. She only uploaded her audition tape two months ago, but her BELIFT LAB audition already has over 400,000 views.
Alya’s beautiful vocal cover of David Guetta and Sia’s “Titanium” has almost 400,000 views on YouTube. Alongside auditioning for BELIFT LAB, she’s also competing in a pageant competition in Indonesia.
May combined two choreographies with her own self-made moves while dancing to Tinashe’s “Throw a Fit”. Her attitude and energy earned her BELIFT LAB audition over 350,000 views to date.
Unlike many applicants, Sheena showed off rap, vocals, and dance in her BELIFT LAB audition. The four-minute-long video already has 300,000 views, and Sheena has plenty more covers on her channel to show her skills.
Jehramae is a 17-year-old aspiring singer from the Philippines. Tackling a well-loved ballad, she racked up almost 300,000 views with her BELIFT LAB audition cover of IU‘s “Ending Scene”.