Posted by : KPopRanter May 24, 2013
Only yesterday it was revealed that K-Pop Star's second season winner, Akdong Musician, made their long-awaited choice among the Big 3 entertainment companies, going with YG Entertainment and, according to allkpop, making the stating their reason towards their decision.
Though I was somewhat flabbergasted with their choice (I, the biggest Akdong fan out there, really thought they would have been hipsters and chosen a smaller company like LOEN or Nega Network which felt their styles more suitably), I kind of had a theory towards the reason of their decision, all three companies having their own flavor but YG showing the most promising future because of what happened to 'Monster Rookie' Lee Hi, the second runner-up of K-Pop Star season 1 as compared to 15&'s Park Jimin, the winner of K-Pop Star Season 1. However, after reading a comment on netizenbuzz,
3. [+77, -3] Honestly, they didn't have much of a choice. Either go with SM, who views all of their artists as money, or with JYP, who views all of their artists as mini JYPs. YG was the realistic choice.
I began to think to myself, did Akdong Musician even much of choice? Sure, Lee Hi immediately skyrocketed after K-Pop Star whereas JYP Entertainment's Jimin had to wait almost a year until her comeback song Somebody to show the world what she really had, but then after I started evaluating all of the companies' pros & cons, it was basically my honest thought that it was either choosing YG or choosing a blurry and undetermined future.