Get To Know These 10 K-pop Idols Who Debuted In Completely Different Positions From Their Trainee Days

The idols in a group all have their own positions and are already familiar to fans.

They are assigned the responsibility of taking on a position that is considered to possess the absolute most skills.

However, few people know that Kpop fans almost saw boys and girls debut in other roles. Here are 10 K-pop idols who trained for a position in a K-pop group but ended up debuting in the opposite direction.


S.Coups is likened to the “commander in chief” holding Carat’s heart. He is also the leader and favorite rapper of SEVENTEEN.

However, he is considered a true vocalist. In the clips recording the moment when S.Coups showed his voice, everyone was surprised by the inspirational voice of the SEVENTEEN leader.

Seulgi (Red Velvet)

Seulgi is best known as the main dancer of Red Velvet.

But before Wendy joined as a trainee, the position of the main vocalist was “targeted” for Seulgi because of her sweet voice.

Until now, every time Seulgi sings, it touches the listener’s emotions once.

Jackson (GOT7)

Before becoming a trainee, Jackson trained to be a singer.

However, in the process, he discovered the ability to rapping and was directed to practice this skill.

It was the bold decision that helped GOT7 own the main rapper named Jackson.

Seonghwa (ATEEZ)

ATEEZ has a very gentle main vocal, which is Seonghwa.

But before debuting with ATEEZ, he trained to be a rapper for a long time.

In some of the group’s recent productions, Seonghwa had the opportunity to show off her rapping skills.

Jihyo (TWICE)

TWICE’s leader and vocalist Jihyo certainly has the skills to fulfill both roles well.

But in the early days of becoming a trainee, she was oriented to become the main dancer of the group.

This makes fans, even more, respect Jihyo when she can take on many positions in a group.

Wooseok (PENTAGON)

PENTAGON’s youngest member Wooseok went through a significant change before becoming the main rapper of the group.

When he joined Cube Entertainment, Woooek used to be a model. But then when he decided to become an idol, that was the first time he trained as a singer.

But in the end, Wooseok discovered that his ability to do rapping was his “true love”.

Soyeon (G) I-DLE

(G)I-DLE’s leader and main rapper, Soyeon revealed that she auditioned for more than 20 different entertainment companies before being accepted into Cube Entertainment.

At that time, she auditioned as a singer, but it was not until she switched to rap that she started receiving calls from entertainment companies again.

Jaehyun (NCT)

The position rotation of Jaehyun (NCT) once made fans “headache”.

Jaehyun is the main vocalist of NCT but when he was active with SM Rookies, he was a rapper.

Although still performing rapping in NCT’s products, Jaehyun’s position is the main vocal (main vocal).

Rocky (ASTRO)

Rocky is the main rapper (main rapper) but before that, he trained to be a singer for ASTRO.

He was even able to cover some parts of the main vocal Jonghyun (SHINee) in the cover of Replay with high-pitched notes.

Moonbyul (MAMAMOO)

Moonbyul originally auditioned and trained as a singer when she joined RBW.

But after being grouped with talented vocalists like Solar, Wheein, and Hwasa, she was assigned to become a rapper.



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