Taemin: I learned a lot from Onew-hyung in trainee days. My memories with Onew-hyung are mostly our practicing together at the rooftop in trainee days.
I didn’t take any vocal class at that time. I only took aural classes because my voice was changing.
So Onew-hyung gave me first direct vocal lessons, I think.
I learned vocal exercises from Onew-hyung… I remember him as a very nice hyung.
Onew: There were so many trainees. The exercise room was always so crowded. (Taemin: the underground one…)
Yes. So it’s stuffy there. And I was new to the place and felt a bit awkward… so I practiced at the rooftop everyday. I liked singing while seeing the sky and floating clouds… thinking, Can I send my voice up to there? Then, when I was practicing there like this, I was found … by Taemin. We often practiced together.
The host: Then you didn’t know you’d become members of Shinee when you were practicing?
Taemin: No we didn’t.
**I love this story. I think every Shawol loves this story. It’s just so perfect that they ended up in the same group as maknae & leader. And I think it really helped Taemin in the beginning because that boy is, & especially then, terribly shy: he still rests his hand on Onew’s thigh when he’s nervous. And Onew lets him. Just perfect.**