|Shimamura Uta promoting "Itooshikutte Gomen ne"|
|Born||June 24, 2000|
|Associated Acts||Country Girls, Patisserie|
|Left||June 12, 2015|
|“||I don’t have a rival, its more like I am my own rival.||”|
–Shimamura Uta, January 2015
On June 12, 2015, it was announced that she had left Country Girls and Hello! Project due to contract issues.
Shimamura Uta was born on June 24, 2000 in Kanagawa, Japan.
In mid-2014, Shimamura participated in the Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition! after her mother submitted the audition form for her. She made it to the fourth round (training camp), but was not selected to join the group.
On June 12, it was announced Shimamura had withdrawn from Country Girls and Hello! Project due to disagreements about her contract between management and her family.
Message from UP-FRONT PROMOTION
| We thank you for always supporting Hello!Project.
This announcement may be sudden, but we would like to announce that our contract with Country Girls member Shimamura Uta has been cancelled midway.
Shimamura Uta joined in November last year, with Country Musume being renamed to Country Girls and making a new start, and even achieved a CD debut as Country Girls in March of this year.
After that, in the process of repeatedly discussing about the future with her family, and considering it from the point of view of going through activities as the idol group Country Girls, it became clear that there was a gap that could not be filled between her family and our company. Recently, with the family discussing about "Wanting to quit" on one hand, we had no other choice but to make a decision as this had gone beyond the scope of our company’s management responsibility, and we arrived at this midway cancellation.
As a result, Country Girls, excluding supervisor Satoda Mai, have become a 5 person group, but the remaining members have accepted the reality, and they strongly feel that they have to work even harder than they have so far。
To the fans, we truly apologize for causing you worry, but we would like to ask for even greater assistance for Country Girls from you.
Message from Satoda Mai
| On this occasion, the office contacted me to inform that Country Girls member Shimamura Uta-chan was withdrawing from the group, which was truly surprising.
Since Country Girls have only just started, it truly is a pity.
The loss of members is something I’ll never get used to. It’s sad to part.
However, I believe that this is a decision that came at the end of a lot of thought by herself and her family, so we could not refuse it.
And for the current 5 members, I’d like them to work even harder!
Everyone, I beg for your kind, continued support for Country Girls!
When Shimamura joined Country Girls in November 2014, she was a second year middle school student. As of April 2015, she is currently attending her third year of middle school.
The following list are notable friendships Shimamura Uta has acquired:
Shimamura's given name, "Uta", means happy (嬉; u) and song (唄; ta). It's a feminine Japanese given name and surname.
- Name: Shimamura Uta (島村嬉唄)
- Nickname: Uta-chan (うたちゃん)
- Birthdate: June 24, 2000
- Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
- Blood type: O
- Height: 151cm
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2014-11-05: Country Girls Member
- 2015-06-12: Resigned
- Country Girls Color: Daisy
- Hello! Project groups:
- [2015.02.09] BOMB (with Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai)
- [2015.02.20] CD Journal (with Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai)
- [2015.02.24] B.L.T (with Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai)
- [2015.02.28] Gekkan Entame (with Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai)
- [2015.03.06] BIG ONE GIRLS (with Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai)
- [2015.03.19] Shukan Famitsu (with Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai)
- See Also: List:Shimamura Uta Other Q&As
- Her specialties are becoming liked by animals, illustrations, and singing ballads.
- Her hobbies are classical ballet, karaoke, games, and snorkeling.
- Her favorite colors are White, pink, red, and yellow.
- Her favorite sport is short-distance run.
- Her motto is "Ichigo ichie" (一期一会; One time, one meeting).
- She looks up to Natsuyaki Miyabi, Sayashi Riho, Michishige Sayumi, Tsugunaga Momoko, and Satoda Mai.
- She was the first member of Country Girls to be from Kanagawa prefecture.
- Gallery:Shimamura Uta
- List:Shimamura Uta Discography Featured In
- List:Shimamura Uta Concert & Event Appearances
Shimamura Family Tree
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Morino Hiroaki, Nakano Jun. "島村嬉唄 ライブ撮りおろし＆インタビュー「初々しさに先輩たちもメロメロ 熱視線を集める未経験少女」" (in Japanese). LoGirl. 2015-01-24. English Translation: acorntimes. "Shimamura Uta LoGIRL Interview." Times of Acorn (via Tumblr). 2015-01 (Archived: 2015-01-30).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "『カントリー娘。』改め『カントリー・ガールズ』について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2014-11-05.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 "カントリー娘。「カントリー・ガールズ」に改名で再始動！ “ももち”も加入" (in Japanese). AliveM.net. 2014-11-05.
- ↑ http://helloproject.com/news/2980/
- ↑ Country Girls no Tadaima Radio Kenshuuchuu. Broadcast Date: 2015-03-15.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 カントリー・ガールズ > プロフィール > 島村嬉唄" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2015-01.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sankei Sports. 2014-11-05 Issue. (Reference Image)
- ↑ ハロプロ カントリー・ガールズ 新メンバープロフィール (in Japanese), YouTube, 2015.03.15
- Country Girls profile (Archived)