Blackpink’s Rosé recalls ‘awkward’ audition for YG Entertainment: ‘I’m not going to get it’
Before becoming part of K-pop girl group Blackpink, Rosé initially thought she did not give an impressive performance during her audition for label YG Entertainment.
“I was just a very awkward, lost 16-year-old girl,” she said in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone yesterday, March 23. Being in the audition with other girls, Rosé felt like she wasn’t going to give a performance that would be appealing enough.
But instead of backing out, she told herself that she would just make the most out of the experience.
“I’m just gonna try to enjoy it, since I’m probably not going to get it, and I’m just going to try to remember this moment and get some good memories out of it,” she recalled. When she left, she was not expecting a call back — but she did.
Rosé gave credit to her father for pushing her to audition in Sydney, Australia and accompanying her for it. She said her father noticed her love for music and did not want her to regret not pursuing it when she got older.
She also looked back at her first performance as a member of Blackpink, and said she was very proud of herself back then. Now, she could not help criticize herself.
“It’s very different from right now. Nowadays, when I look at my performance, I think I see so many flaws,” she stated in the interview.
Rosé’s debut solo release “On the Ground” recently hit the 43rd spot on the Official Charts, making her the first K-pop female soloist to be on the British music ranking. She said the album gave her a chance to look back and serves as a reminder of her motivations as an artist. Dana Cruz