What a surprise! SM Entertainment just announced that a pre-debut group made of their best trainees will have form a special group called SMRookies.
The announcement was made on SMTOWN’s official facebook page, along with individual teaser photos of three of the members. The revealed members are Taeyong (18 years old), Seulgi (18 years old), and Jeno (13 years old). The photos show that SM will not disappoint their fans with these pretty faces.
[Update] SMRookies will introduce SM’s new “Co-Creation” system. Fans will be able to participate in preliminary events and showcases before the official debut. The rookies will have the freedom to form different groups with each other, and show their day-to-day lives and practices to their fans. These rookies will also participate in concert and variety shows to win the hearts of fans. We can also expect covers of songs by their company’s seniors and their own originally composed songs in open performances to showcase their talents.
Seulgi might seem a little familiar with those who keep up with the show “Radio Star.” In an episode this past August, it was revealed that Kyuhyun had a crush on Seulgi, who was just known as an SM trainee back then. During the show he sent her a message, “I hope you are training hard. I’ll cheer for you so you make it big. But don’t become too famous.” After that episode, Seulgi became a hot topic for netizens. She is called “the second Taeyeon” among fans. She has been training for about five years and has even practiced with Krystal and Sulli, who are the same age.
SM also released two video teasers of Seulgi. In one she sings “White Christmas” as she walks along the streets of Seoul, and in the other she shares a cake with the camera while “Sweet Cake,“written by Super Junior‘s Donghae, plays in the background.
Update: Two more pictures of Taeyaong added.
[UPDATE] SMTOWN Facebook has uploaded more images of Tae Yong