EXO's Kai and SHINee's Taemin to Be Featured on Upcoming SBS Special

What is the meaning of “the 10,000-hour rule?” No matter the innate talent in someone, in order to become an expert, 10,000 hours of practice and study are needed. On February 16, the SBS special “Determination: 10,000 Hours” will uncover the secrets of those 10,000 hours.

 -Analyzing the 10,000 hours of hard-working idols

What do the representative hard-working idols U-know Yunho (TVXQ), Taemin (SHINee), and Kai (EXO) have in common? On average, idols debut after about a 3-5 year training period. What’s crucial is that in that same amount of time, some learn and grow exponentially, and others don’t. Among the many theories set forth by educational and social psychologists, the SBS special searches for the answers to our questions. 

Four years ago, commercial photographer Dan McLaughlin, on the year that he turned 30, quit his job, decided to become a pro golfer, and is currently practicing with ‘the 10,000-hour rule.’ “I wanted to experience something completely new. And I wanted to test the ’10,000-hour rule’ hypothesis.” What might be the driving force that has kept McLaughlin on track for the past four years?

 –The behind-the-scenes story of the powerful performances, EXO Kai’s audition video revealed for the first time

How did SHINee’s Taemin overcome his personal shortcomings, having been called tone-deaf as a child? The memories of Kai and Taemin from the dance studio, close friends from their training days, Kai’s honest thoughts having watched his close friend debut before him, Kai’s practice methods, and frank disclosure. The February 16 SBS special “Determination: 10,000 Hours” will reveal all.

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