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2015 Natsuyaki Miyabi Shin Group Member Audition (2015 夏焼雅・新グループメンバーオーディション; 2015 Natsuyaki Miyabi New Group Member Audition) was the audition to recruit members for Natsuyaki Miyabi's new idol group.

Audition DetailsEdit

First Recruitment
  • Application Requirements:
    1. Female, minimum of 16 years of age and maximum of 22 years of age by July 1, 2015.
    2. Must not currently be under contract with any agencies.
    3. Must have consent from legal guardian if underage.
    4. Must include 5 pictures: Close-Up Face, Face and Upper-Body, Whole Body, and two of the applicants choice (Edited photos not allowed, no more than one month old).
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2015
  • Comment from Natsuyaki Miyabi: "We're looking for girls who love to sing and dance and who love fashion and make-up. Also, girls who like a challenge and who are competitive!"
Second Recruitment
  • Application Requirements:
    1. Female, minimum of 16 years of age and maximum of 22 years of age by September 24, 2015.
    2. Must not currently be under contract with any agencies.
    3. Must have consent from legal guardian if underage.
    4. Must include 5 pictures: Close-Up Face, Face and Upper-Body, Whole Body, and two of the applicants choice (Edited photos not allowed, no more than one month old).
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2015
  • Training Camp Choreographer: SHE
  • Training Camp Singing Teacher: Sugai Hidenori
  • Broadcast: On Upcoming

Audition ProcessEdit

First RoundEdit

The initial period that applications were accepted was from July 1 to July 31, 2015. On September 24, 2015, it was revealed that there were no winners. Re-recruitment began the same day and ended November 1, 2015. On November 20th, it was announced that applicants chosen to move to the next round would be contacted through the mail.

Final RoundEdit

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Kobayashi Hikaru (left) and Nihei Yuuka (right)

On March 18, 2016, it was announced two girls passed into the final round:[1]

  • Nihei Yuuka (二瓶有加), 20 (born October 20, 1995), from Tokyo
  • Kobayashi Hikaru (小林ひかる), 21 (born April 19, 1994), from Tokyo

At the final training camp both girls had to do the following:

  1. Sing "Anata Nashide wa Ikite Yukenai"
  2. Sing "dearest."
  3. Dance "OVER THE RAINBOW"

Singing "Anata Nashide wa Ikite Yukenai" was eventually cut from the requirements.

ResultsEdit

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Audition Winners

In the 10th episode of Upcoming uploaded on April 1, 2016, the finalists performed the required songs in front of a judging committee, including Natsuyaki Miyabi, and the winners were decided.

Natsuyaki announced that both Nihei Yuuka and Kobayashi Hikaru had passed the audition and become members of her new group.[2]

TriviaEdit

  • Natsuyaki admitted on her blog that the staff in charge of the auditions were the ones who decided that there were "no satisfactory applicants" for the first round.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "アプカミ#08 夏焼雅 新グループメンバーオーディション最終合宿映像#01、カントリー「ブギウギLOVE」REC映像(ボーカル編)、因幡晃、ラベビタEX LIVE映像他 (03/18/2016)" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via YouTube). 2016-03-18.
  2. "アプカミ#10 夏焼雅 新グループ・オーディション最終合宿#03、℃-ute「何故 人は争うんだろう?」MV裏側 & コーラスREC、アプガMV解禁、卓偉ライブ映像他 (04/01/2016)" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via Youtube). 2016-04-01.
  3. "♡お知らせ♡" (in Japanese). Natsuyaki Miyabi Official Blog. 2015-09-25.

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