Failed to Debut A Member of NCT, Ji Han-sol Is Now A Member of NewKidd
If you follow NCT before they made their debut, you might have heard about Hansol or Ji Han-sol who was one of SM Rookies’ members. He was publicly introduced as a member of SM Rookies on December 16th, 2013, and almost made his debut together with NCT members under SM Entertainment.
In 2017, it became known that he ended his contract and left SM Entertainment because he preferred to take part in the survival program under KBS, The Unit, with SHINee’s Taemin, who became a judge. In April 2018, he made his debut as a member of UNB from the survival program The Unit. At this time, Ji Han-sol was one of the members of the rookie group under J-FLO Entertainment, NewKidd.
In this article, we will discuss more Ji Han-sol who failed to debut with NCT starting from facts that you probably didn’t know when he was a trainee in SM, until the reason why he left the agency. Stay tuned!
Facts About Ji Han-sol Before Joining NCT
- Ji Han-sol was sheltered under J-FLO Entertainment and is a member of the rookie boy group NewKidd now.
- Ji Han-sol was a member of the SM Rookies that were introduced on December 16th, 2013, and he was also a graduate of SM Rookies.
- Ji Han-sol was featured in NCT’s “Switch” in 2015.
- Ji Han-sol first appeared in the reality show program, NCT Life, season 1 in Bangkok.
- He was close friends with SHINee’s deceased member, Jonghyun.
- Ji Han-sol entered SM through the 2012 SM Audition in Seoul.
- Ji Han-sol was close to NCT’s Yuta among SMRookies members.
The Reason Why Ji Han-sol Left SM Entertainment And Didn’t Debut As an NCT Member
Many fans suspected that his age and his dance ability were the reasons why Ji Han-sol left SM Entertainment and didn’t debut with NCT. Ji Han-sol was born in 1994, the oldest member of SM Rookies at that time. People also compared his dancing skills with other SM Rookies members who debuted with NCT, Ten, and Taeyong. That being said, Ji Han-sol’s chance to debut in NCT is really low.
Ji Han-sol Didn’t Debut With NCT As He Left SM Entertainment
In 2017, According to the news circulating among fans, Ji Han-sol, who was originally going to debut as an NCT member, was rumored to have left SM Entertainment. This rumor is not without reason considering Ji Han-sol opened a personal Instagram account and SM Entertainment trainees are not allowed to have social media accounts.
As one of the most popular members of SM Rookies, Ji Han-sol successfully garnered more than 60 thousand followers since he launched his personal Instagram account a few days ago. Ji Han-sol also only follows 9 accounts, but none of them are official SM Entertainment accounts or personal Instagram accounts of SM Entertainment artists.
Of course, this made the fans anxious that they could not wait to see him debut under the auspices of the big agency. However, somehow, Ji Han-sol even seemed to distance himself from SM Entertainment. The allegations of fans were proved after seeing his first appearance in the survival program The Unit, in 2017. As is known, SM Entertainment will never send their trainee to participate in any survival program, unless the trainee has left SM Entertainment.
Ji Han-sol was introduced by SM Entertainment as one of the trainees who joined the pre-debut team under SM Entertainment, SM Rookies. His presence increasingly made fans curious at the time of his first appearance in the reality show program NCT Life, season 1 in Bangkok.
Ji Han-sol After Left SM Entertainment: Regret, Debut with NewKidd, Etc.
After leaving SM Entertainment, a lot of things happened to Ji Han-sol. He started a new life with J-Flo Entertainment, became a participant of KBS The Unit, and finally debuted as a member of NewKidd.
A fan’s outpouring represents the feelings and longings of every SM Rookies and NCT fan, who has also questioned his absence. He has been seen several times on the street by a fan and Ji Han-sol also did a dance workshop in Japan a few months ago.
“Is there any news about Ji Han-sol? I don’t understand why Ji Han-sol didn’t debut. No matter what, he’s good at dancing like Ten and Taeyong but why didn’t he debut? There are only 4 people out of 50 trainee participants who are good at dancing. Please debut, among all trainees from SM Rookies, He is one of the best … You know that he is very handsome but actually, he is more than that… To be honest, SM must let Ji Han-sol debut. He has been a trainee for a very long time, you have Ji Han-sol’s debut!”
Ji Han-sol Makes His Debut As A NewKidd Member In The MV ‘Will You Be Ma’
Ji Han-sol finally made his debut by releasing his first music video. In accordance with what was previously reported, this music video is titled “Will You Be Ma,” which was delivered by the four members of NewKidd, formed in the Lemme Spoil U sub-unit.
Ji Han-sol is a former SM Entertainment trainee who almost debuted as a member of NCT. He is currently participating in The Unit survival program and is gaining great popularity.
NewKidd itself is a boy group made by the J-Flo Entertainment agency, the place where Ji Han-sol took shelter. The Lemme Spoil U sub-unit has four members, namely Hansol, Yunmin, Jinkwon, and Woochul, all of whom are born in the 2000s.
“Will You Be Ma” is a pop song accompanied by the EDM music genre tropical house. In this song, the four NewKidd members showed their vocal and rap abilities, and even their handsome faces.
Ji Han-sol Didn’t Regret Not Debuting As an NCT Member
Ji Han-sol admitted that he didn’t regret not debuting with NCT. In April 2017, Ji Han-sol made a debut with a new group called NewKidd. It is a group under J.Flo Entertainment, the agency that he went to after he left SM Entertainment.
He also mentioned how he felt after leaving the opportunity to be an NCT member.
“I don’t regret the fact that I didn’t debut there. But I’m sorry that I can’t debut with friends when I’m a trainee together,” Ji Han-sol said when asked about his status as a former SM Entertainment trainee.
Even so, he stressed that he is very happy to be able to debut as a NewKidd member.
Being A Trainee At SM Entertainment, Ji Han-sol Invited EXO’s Suho And Kai On His Debut Album
For fans of SM Entertainment, of course, the name of Ji Han-sol is not unfamiliar. He is a former SM trainee who also joined SM Rookies. SM Rookies represents the chosen trainees who are a step closer to debuting.
However, Ji Han-sol then decided to leave SM Entertainment and join other agencies. His new agency is J-Flo Entertainment that later made him attend The Unit survival program. Ji Han-sol, who is currently debuting with UNB, still shows his closeness with his seniors at SM Entertainment.
Reported by Grid.ID from Kstarlive, Ji Han-sol mentioned Suho and Kai from EXO in messages about his debut album. He wrote his gratitude to everyone who has supported and helped his debut. Among the many names he mentioned, fans realized that there was the name EXO Kai and EXO Suho in the message.
“For people who always support me from behind, Junmyeon hyung and Jongin hyung,” Ji Han-sol wrote.
Whatever decision is made by Ji Han-sol, let’s continue to support him even though he didn’t debut with NCT!!!
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