Less chances to get in doesn’t mean the requirement level is more difficult. Hard working and talented idols are spread all over the industry. If Big 3s were so strict on who they accept then every single of their idols would all be:
- top notch vocalists
- amazing dancers
- gifted songwriters or rappers
Obviously that’s not the case. Like other agencies, they look for trainees to excel in one area, if they are an ace then great. But they don’t have to be an ace to get into the door.
Just as important are things that people are born with, star power and visual/physique. Once they have a great vocalist and dancer on the team, the rest of the trainees are either:
- tall/model type
- stan attractor/naturally charming person
So a great deal just depends on luck. No matter how hard someone works on their dream to debut in a Big 3, if they don’t possess these natural gifts then they will never make it. Call it a genetic lottery. This is completely the opposite of getting into and graduating from Harvard, because actual hard study and academic work can get you to your goal.