Morning Musume 10ki Member "Genki Jirushi" Audition (モーニング娘。10期メンバー『元気印』オーディション; Morning Musume 10th generation Audition "Liveliness" Auditions) is the audition to choose Tenth generation members for Morning Musume. The application process started on June 13, 2011.

Tsunku said he was “looking for girls with positive personalities and confidence to boost Japan’s mood”. It was announced that girls were allowed to also audition for S/mileage, but would only be allowed to join one group.

Audition detailsEdit

  • Application Requirements:
  1. Female, Minimum of age 10 and under 17 years of age.
  2. Must not be under contract under with any agencies or as a performing arts talent.
  3. Must have consent from legal guardian if under age.
  • Total Applicants: 6,000+
  • Training Camp Choreographer: Natsu Mayumi
  • Training Camp Singing Teacher: marron
  • Broadcast: Hello Pro! TIME (September 9 - September 22, 2011)

Audition ProcessEdit

First RoundEdit

The application deadline was July 22, 2011.

Second RoundEdit

The videotape and profile of each girl was viewed by Tsunku, who then arbitrarily selects the ones he wants to go into the third round.

Third RoundEdit

The candidates gathered in Tokyo for further screening. From there, they are selected, and invited to the training camp.

Fourth RoundEdit

They were taken to a training camp from where they received dance and vocal lessons, separately recorded Jishin Motte Yume wo Motte Tobitatsu Kara and danced in a group to Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai! in front of Tsunku.

10 girls were chosen from the fourth round:


10th gen

Audition Winners: Kudo Haruka, Sato Masaki, Ishida Ayumi & Iikubo Haruna

The winners of the audition were:



  • Miyazaki Yuka
  • Fujii Rio
  • Hamaura Ayano, Taguchi Natsumi, Ogawa Rena, Kudo Haruka
  • Kudo Haruka
  • Iikubo Haruna
  • Tanaka Fuuka
  • Miwa Satsuki
  • Miyagi Ayumi
  • Ogami Hinako
  • Tashima Meru
  • Sato Masaki
  • Ishida Ayumi
  • Murakami Sara
  • Training Camp
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