They turned down their chance at K-pop fame


(20 October 2015, Tuesday) Local undergraduate See Kai Zheng and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) music student Shao Chong Chong from Xiamen were offered contracts after their auditions for China-Korea TV talent show Super Idol held at *SCAPE earlier this month. But record label Ocean Butterflies confirmed that both 22-year olds rejected the contracts. The contract required an eight-year commitment to Super Idol and they had to be based largely in China to film a TV show capturing their training.

“Initially, I thought if I really did make it past the auditions, I’d just need to participate in the TV filming during my (school) holidays and that at most, the whole project would be a two-to-three-year commitment,” (Mr Shao) told TNP. “When I realised I had to commit for so long (eight years), I started to waiver. In the end, while I’m upset that I had to decline this opportunity, it is the right choice to make as I am on a Singapore Government scholarship. It is a matter of principle that I work in the government sector after I graduate from NAFA next year.”

Media: The New Paper, Page 11

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