Broadcasted on July 25, tvN's 'The List' featured professionals selecting the top stars in which the big agencies missed out on over the years.
Ranking in first place was none other than SM Entertainment missing out on singer Lee Hyori. Before her initial debut, Lee Hyori was a huge fan of H.O.T and was scouted as an SM trainee by H.O.T's manager due to her striking appearance.
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However, later on, Lee Hyori left SM and was preparing to make her debut with fellow singer Yoon Mi Rae as Uptown Girls under World Music Agency. This time, DSP Media had an eye on Lee Hyori because of her unique talents and decided to recruit her after much discussion with World Music agency. From then on, Lee Hyori debuted in the first generation idol girl group Fin.K.L.