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S/mileage Shin Member Boshuu! (スマイレージ新メンバー募集!; S/mileage New Member Addition!) was the audition to add new members into S/mileage. The auditions were announced on May 28, 2011, and the results were announced on August 14, 2011.

Audition details[]

Application Requirements

  1. Girls aged 12-18 years were allowed to audition.
  2. Must not currently be under contract with any agencies.
  3. Must have consent from legal guardian if under age 15.

Total Applicants: 2,000+ Auditionees
Training camp and theme song: Uchouten LOVE by S/mileage (Dance & Voice)
Training Camp Choreographer: YOSHIKO
Training Camp Singing Teacher: Ueno Mariko
Broadcast: On Hello Pro! TIME and Nico Nico Douga.

Audition Process[]

First Round[]

The application deadline was June 26, 2011.

Second Round[]

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 Round[]

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

Fourth Round[]

They were taken to a training camp from where they received dance and vocal lessons, separately singing Uchouten LOVE and dancing in group Uchouten LOVE in front of Tsunku.

12 girls were chosen from the fourth round:


Footage of the Auditions[]


  • Tsunku commented, “I’m looking for members who seem like they’ll motivate S/mileage and Hello! Project. I might even pull girls from the Eggs (Hello! Project trainees). I’ve been thinking of adding Eggs into S/mileage. Basically, I’m looking for their appeal to the public.”
  • All finalists, except Aoyagi Momoka, were eventually under UP-FRONT PROMOTION.
  • Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Miyamoto Karin and Hello Pro Kenshuusei Korea member Jang Da Yeon participated in the audition.
  • After failing the audition, Murota Mizuki, Yamaga Kanae, and Oda Sakura later joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
    • Oda Sakura was later added to Morning Musume as an 11th Generation member.
    • Murota Mizuki eventually was added to S/mileage a a 3rd Generation member.
  • Nearly 2 years after failing the audition, Fujii Rio joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in May 2013.
  • In March 2012, Miyazaki Yuka joined UP-FRONT PROMOTION after winning a special award in the Forest Award NEW FACE Audition, receiving free training. She was announced as a member of GREEN FIELDS in October 2012. She eventually joined Hello! Project in February 2013, when she was added to Juice=Juice. She is currently the leader of Juice=Juice.
  • Team Syachihoko member, Ito Chiyuri auditioned for S/mileage, but failed the third round of the audition.
  • Hashimoto Nagisa joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2014.
  • BiSH member LingLing auditioned for the group.[1]
  • Finalist, Aoyagi Momoka, auditioned for Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)'s second generation in 2017.