A YG rep told OSEN on the 16th, "We are aware that Lee Chae Young caught the eye of Yang Hyun Suk while he was judging for 'K-Pop Star 3'. Yang thinks that rather than YG competing to scout 'K-Pop Star 3' contestants, we consult with JYP and Antenna Music about nurturing a dream with potential for growth together."
"We doubt that Yang Hyun Suk will make 13-year-old Lee Chae Young debut immediately. Yang thinks that she can grow more in a few areas if she spends 3-4 years training under YG's systematic singer training program... It's his style to find talent early on and train them well."
The agency also later told several other media outlets, "We have recruited Lee Chae Young. Yang Hyun Suk had kept his eyes on her and informed the staff of the show that he wanted to recruit her. Lee Chae Young also said that it was her dream to sign with YG, so she accepted the offer."
Lee Chae Young first appeared on 'K-Pop Star' and returned two years later on 'K-Pop Star 3' and now her persistence paid off with her recruitment to YG Entertainment!