|Promoting Morning Musume 9th Generation Audition|
|Total Applicants||9,000+ Auditionees|
|Winners|| Fukumura Mizuki|
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|Next||Genki Jirishi (2011)|
Morning Musume 9ki Audition (モーニング娘。9期オーディション), also known as Morning Musume. 9th Member Audition!, is the audition to choose 9th generation members for Morning Musume. The members were revealed at the Hello! Project Winter Concert on January 2, 2011. The 9th generation joined Morning Musume in 2011 with a total of four members: three through the nationwide auditions and one Hello Pro Egg member Fukumura Mizuki who was added as a surprise by Tsunku.
- Application Requirements
- Female, Minimum age 10 and under 17 years of age.
- Total Applicants
- 9,000+ Auditionees
- Training camp and theme song
- Dance - Get up Rapper (SALT5)
- Dance - CRAZY ABOUT YOU (Minimoni)
- Voice - Aitai Lonely Christmas (°C-ute)
- Training Camp Choreographer
- Training Camp Singing Teacher
- On Bijo Gaku starting December 16, 2010, ending 23 December 2010. Audition winners were announced January 2, 2011.
The girls submit an application before the due date in order to participate.
The candidates gathered in Tokyo for further screening. From there, they are selected, and invited to the training camp.
- In this round the girls had to:
- Show a special skill.
- Sing a song of their choice.
- (244) Ikuta Erina - Little♡Princess☆Pri!
- (320) Suzuki Kanon -
- (488) Yoshihashi Kurumi - Unknown
- (501) Sayashi Riho - Unknown
- (600) Mogi Minami -
- (844) Taguchi Natsumi - Unknown
- (918) Fukumura Mizuki - Maji Bomber!!
- (Unknown) - Unknown
- (Unknown) Otsuka Aina - EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!
- (Unknown) Mori Saki - Unknown
- (Unknown) Sato Ayano - Unknwon
- (Unknown) Takeuchi Akari - Unknown
- (Unknown) Arai Manami - Unknown
- (Unknown) Uemura Akari - Unknown
- (Unknown) Kudo Haruka - Unknown
- (Unknown) Inaba Manaka - Unknown
- (Unknown) Ogawa Rena - Unknown
They were taken to a training camp where they received dance and vocal lessons, recorded Aitai Lonely Christmas and danced in a group to GET UP! Rapper and CRAZY ABOUT YOU in front of Tsunku.
Due to blogging about the training camp, Suenaga was disqualified from the audition and was imperfectly edited out of clips.
- 6 girls were chosen from the Fourth round:
- Fukumura Mizuki was added from Hello Pro Kenshuusei as a surprise, after being told she failed the audition.
- Trainee Kudo Haruka, who failed at the 3rd round, later auditioned for 10th generation Morning Musume and passed.
- Trainee Takeuchi Akari, who failed at the 3rd round, later auditioned for 2nd generation S/mileage and passed.
- After failing in the 3rd round, Yoshihashi Kurumi and Taguchi Natsumi joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in February 2011. As of November 2014, Yoshihashi has left Hello Pro Kenshuusei. Taguchi joined the new group Kobushi Factory in January 2015.
- After failing the auditions, finalist Mogi Minami joined Hello Pro Egg in July 2011. She left Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2012.
- After failing in the 3rd round, Ogawa Rena joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in July 2011. She was added to the new group Kobushi Factory in January 2015.
- After failing the auditions, finalist Otsuka Aina joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in July 2011. She later joined Juice=Juice in February 2013. However, she left in July 2013 due to her parents not agreeing with her contract.
- After failing in the 3rd round, Uemura Akari joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in January 2012. She later joined Juice=Juice in February 2013.
- After failing the 3rd round, Inaba Manaka joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in May 2013. She later joined Country Girls in November 2014.
- After failing the auditions in the 3rd round, Mori Saki, Sato Ayano and Arai Manami left Hello Pro Egg in early 2011. They joined Up Up Girls (Kari) in March 2011.
- 12th generation AKB48 member Hirata Rina auditioned for Morning Musume 9th generation, but failed.
- 1st generation Nogizaka46 member Takayama Kazumi auditioned for Morning Musume 9th generation, but failed.
- 1st generation MNL48 member Kaede Ishiyama auditioned for Morning Musume 9th generation, but quit in the 3rd round.
-  was one of the girls that made it to the finals. However, after Up-Front found out that she was blogging about the finals, she was kicked out of the auditions. She was imperfectly removed from the footage, as people may notice an anonymous 6th person in the "final 5" training camp. She is now under the modeling and talent agency "HEARTS" and has released her first single in 2011.