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Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition
ハロー!プロジェクト“ONLY YOU”オーディション
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Hello! Project promoting the audition
General Information
Total Applicants Unknown
Winners Satoyoshi Utano
Kobayashi Honoka
Hirai Miyo
Ise Layla
Hello! Project Auditions Chronology
Previous Hello! Project Shin Member Audition (2017)

Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition (ハロー!プロジェクト“ONLY YOU”オーディション) was the audition for members to join two new Hello! Project groups that would begin activities in 2018: the first led by Ichioka Reina, and the second including Takase Kurumi and Kiyono Momohime in its line-up. The audition opened on May 11, 2018.[1]

However, on October 19, 2018, when the group names were revealed as CHICA#TETSU and Ame no Mori Kawa Umi, it was also announced that they would be part of a combined group named BEYOOOOONDS which the audition winners would instead join.[2][3]

The audition was searching for members who did not only love singing and dancing or Hello! Project, but had a special talent or skill they were confident they would not lose to anyone else.

Audition DetailsEdit

  • Application Requirements:
    1. Female, living in Japan, from 10 to 21 years old as of May 11, 2018.
    2. Must not currently be under contract with any agencies that run entertainment productions or other entertainment activities.
    3. Minors must have consent from a legal guardian.
  • Application Deadline: June 6, 2018
  • Total Applicants: Unknown
  • Dance Instructor: Mitsubachi Maki
  • Singing Instructor: Sugiura Yoshimi
  • Broadcast: Hello! Project Station

Audition ProcessEdit

First RoundEdit

The application deadline was on June 6, 2018 (at 15:00 for web applications).

Afterwards, the applications were reviewed and those who passed would be contacted by letter.[4] It was announced on June 20, 2018 that the reviewing process was completed and all notification letters were mailed out.

Second RoundEdit

On July 1, 2018, second round screenings began taking place in "various locations".[5] All the candidates were interviewed. After the round was completed, those who successfully passed into the third round were mailed a notification letter as of July 5, 2018.[6]

Third RoundEdit

On July 21, 2018, third round screenings began taking place in "various locations".[7] On August 3, 2018, third round was completed. They mailed out notices to applicants that passed.[8]

Identified participants in this round are:

Final RoundEdit

On October 19, 2018, it was announced that the audition had entered the final selection.[2] The finalists had to learn to perform "46okunen LOVE" as a group for their final evaluation all in one day. Mitsubachi Maki was in charge of dance lessons, and Sugiura Yoshimi was in charge of singing lessons and dividing parts of the song to the girls.[11]

The following three girls made it to the final round:

ResultsEdit

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New BEYOOOOONDS members

The audition results were announced on December 3, 2018 at the BEYOOOOONDS Ouen Kikaku FC Event 2018 ~Fuyu no Jin ZIN~. All three finalists were revealed as the winners and additional BEYOOOOONDS members:[12]

Prior to the event, one audition winner was selected from the third round to instead join ANGERME as a 7th generation member on November 23, 2018:[9][13]

TriviaEdit

GalleryEdit

  • Ise Layla, 14
  • Ise Layla, 14
  • Ise Layla, 14
  • With Mitsubachi Maki
  • Kobayashi Honoka, 18
  • Satoyoshi Utano, 18
  • Hirai Miyo, 18
  • Final round (right to left: Kobayashi Honoka, Satoyoshi Utano, Hirai Miyo)
  • Sugiura Yoshimi
  • Finalists

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