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General Information
Winner Lehua Sandbo
Coconuts Musume Audition Chronology
Previous Pacific Dream Pop Singer Competition (1998)
Next Coconut Musume Project (2001)
COCONUTS MUSUME AUDITIONS was an audition held by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan)/SME Records looking for an additional member to the Hello! Project group Coconuts Musume. The audition was announced in a  the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on November 16, 1999,

Audition Details

  • Application Requirements: Resume and photo to be sent to Tropicolitan Inc., P.O. Box 62026, Honolulu HI 96839.
  • Application Deadline: November 22, 1999
  • Finalists will be contacted by phone by November 24 to schedule a singing and dancing audition on November 28.

Audition Process

First Round

Interview and sing a song in front of the judges. Lehua sang Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You".

Second Round

Three girls got through to the finals. They were to sing and dance to a Coconuts Musume song. Lehua sang the Japanese version of DANCE & CHANCE. They also had to take pictures with Danielle, Mika, and Ayaka to see how they would look and blend with the group.


The sole winner was Lehua Sandbo.


  • Lehua called in after they had had the audition, but was told to send in a resume and some pictures and they might get back to her.
  • Announced as an audition looking for a sixth member, but according to Lehua, she took pictures with only Danielle, Mika, and Ayaka. She also said she never met Chelsea and April.[1]


  1. [1]helloprojecthawaii/Interviews

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