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Morning Musume 9ki Audition
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General Information
Total Applicants 9,000+
Winners Fukumura Mizuki
Ikuta Erina
Sayashi Riho
Suzuki Kanon
Morning Musume Auditions Chronology
Previous Happy 8ki Audition (2006)
Next Genki Jirishi (2011)
Morning Musume 9ki Audition (モーニング娘。9期オーディション) was the audition for 9th generation members to join Morning Musume. The audition was announced alongside the departures of Kamei Eri, Junjun and Linlin during the Hello! Project 2010 SUMMER ~Fankora!~ concert on August 8, 2010, and it opened for applications on the same day.

Audition detailsEdit

  • Application Requirements:
  • Female, minimum 10 years of age and maximum 17 years of age as of August 1, 2010
  • Total Applicants: 9,000+
  • Training Camp Choreographer: YOKO
  • Training Camp Singing Teacher: marron
  • Broadcast:Bijo Gaku (December 16 - December 23, 2010)

Audition ProcessEdit

First RoundEdit

The girls submit an application before the due date in order to participate.

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 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.

6 girls were chosen from the fourth round:

Due to her blogging about the training camp, Suenaga was disqualified from the audition and was imperfectly edited out of broadcast.

ResultsEdit

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Audition Winners: Fukumura Mizuki, Suzuki Kanon, Ikuta Erina & Sayashi Riho

The winners were announced by Tsunku during the first concert of the Hello! Project 2011 WINTER ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ tour on January 2, 2011.

The winners of the audition were:

A member of Hello Pro Egg was also announced as a surprise:

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • Suenaga Miwako 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. [1]

GalleryEdit

  • Yoshihashi Kurumi
  • Mogi Minami
  • Otsuka Aina
  • Sayashi Riho
  • Mogi Minami
  • Suzuki Kanon
  • Otsuka Aina
  • Training Camp
  • Mogi Minami
  • Taguchi Natsumi
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