Morning Musume Audition 2005 (モーニング娘。オーディション2005) was the second set of Hello! Project Auditions to choose seventh generation members of Morning Musume. Because no new members were selected from the winners of the previous Morning Musume Lucky 7 Audition, a second audition was held. The details for application were announced on the 2005-02-06 episode of Hello! Morning.
- Application Requirements
- Girls aged 10-17 years were allowed to audition.
- Total Applicants
- 21,611 Auditionees
- Training camp and theme song
- Dance - N/A
- Voice - N/A
For the first round, 21,611 girls applied. After the first selection, 2,784 girls moved on to the second round. With another selection the group was reduced to 82 girls for the third round. Finally five girls were chosen to go the fourth and final round. See the table below.
- 5 girls were chosen from the fourth round:
- Kubo Risa (久保梨沙), 19
- Furukawa Airi (古川愛李), 15
- Inagaki Keiko (稲垣恵子), 13
- Suma Ai (須磨愛), 12
- Kusumi Koharu (久住小春), 12
- Finalist Furukawa Airi later joined the idol group SKE48 in 2009, and graduated in 2015.
- Finalist Inagaki Keiko later joined FACE NETWORK.
- Finalist Suma Ai and auditionee Iwashima Manami were later added to SI☆NA.
- Auditionee Takeda Rina later became an actress under Sony Music Entertainment.