Morning Musume auditions

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Morning Musume Audition
GenreMusic
Location(s)Tokyo
CountryJapan
Inaugurated1998
FounderTsunku
Attendance5,000–25,000
Organized byUp-Front Agency (1998–2012)
Up Front Promotion (2013–)
Websitehttp://www.musume-audition.com (as of 2013)
http://www.up-front-promotion.co.jp (organizer's website)

This is a list of auditions held for the J-pop group Morning Musume.

Tsuika Audition (2nd Generation Audition)[edit]

2nd Tsuika Audition (3rd Generation Audition)[edit]

  • Application requirements: Female, minimum of 7th grade student
  • Total applicants: 11,000
  • Broadcast on ASAYAN in 1999
  • Training camp, theme song: "Summer Night Town" (Morning Musume's 2nd single)
  • Kumi Koda participated in this audition and sang "Blue Zone" by Shizuka Kudō.
  • Winner: Maki Goto

3rd Tsuika Audition (4th Generation Audition)[edit]

  • Application requirements: Female, minimum of 7th grade student
  • Total applicants: 25,000
  • Broadcast on ASAYAN in 2000
  • Training camp, theme song: "Akai Nikkichō" (Akagumi 4's single)
  • Miki Fujimoto and Mai Satoda participated in this audition. Both would later join Hello! Project, with Fujimoto eventually joining Morning Musume as part of the 6th generation.
  • Winners: Rika Ishikawa, Ai Kago, Nozomi Tsuji, and Hitomi Yoshizawa

Love Audition 21 (5th Generation Audition)[edit]

Love Audition 2002 (6th Generation Audition)[edit]

Lucky 7 Audition (7th Generation Audition)[edit]

  • Application requirements: Female, minimum of 9th grade and under 20 years of age
  • Application Song theme: A capella
  • Total applicants: N/A
  • Training camp and theme song: "Dokusen'yoku" (dance, from Morning Musume's Ai no Dai 6 Kan album), "Haru no Uta" (voice training, from Morning Musume's Ai no Dai 6 Kan album)
  • Broadcast on Hello! Morning starting September, 2004. Audition result aired on January 9, 2005
  • Winner: None

Audition 2005 (7th Generation Audition)[edit]

Happy 8 Ki Audition (8th Generation Audition)[edit]

Kyuukie Audition (9th Generation Audition)[edit]

Genki Jirushi (10th Generation Audition)[edit]

Suppin Utahime (11th Generation Audition)[edit]

Mirai Shōjo (12th Generation Audition)[edit]

An official audition website was created in March 2013, calling for contestants age from 10 to 17 (as of 1 April 2013). Contestants are required to be free from any contractual relationship with any entertainment agency, and legal guardian's consent is required if contestant is under-age.

  • Total applicants: 6500+
  • Training camp and theme song: Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne (dance, Juice=Juice) and Kanashiki Amefuri (voice, ℃-ute)
  • Broadcast on Hello! SATOYAMA Life
  • Finalists: Danbara Ruru, Haga Akane, Funaki Musubu, Niinuma Kisora, Oura Hirona, Yamaki Risa, Yokokawa Yumei
  • Winner: None

(Golden) Audition! (12th Generation)[edit]

Audition Details

  • Application Requirements:
  • Female, Minimum of age 10 and maximum of 17 years of age by March 31, 2014.
  • Must not currently be under contract with any agencies.
  • Must have consent from legal guardian if under age.
  • Application Deadline: May 11, 2014
  • Total Applicants: TBA
  • Training Camp Choreographer: Yoshiko (Morning Musume's Choreographer)
  • Broadcast: TBA
  • Winner: Haruna Ogata, Miki Nonaka, ex-Egg Maria Makino and ex-Egg Akane Haga

Shinseiki Audition! (13th Generation)[edit]

Audition Details

  • Application Requirements:
  • Female, Minimum of age 10 and maximum of 17 years of age by January 1, 2016 (original). (June 1, 2016 for re-recruitment).
  • Must not currently be under contract with any agencies.
  • Must have consent from legal guardian if under age.
  • Application Deadline: February 14, 2016 (original), August 7, 2016 (re-recruitment)
  • Training Camp Choreographer: Yoshiko (Morning Musume's Choreographer)
  • Winner: ex-Egg Kaede Kaga and ex-Egg Reina Yokoyama

Love Audition! (15th Generation)[edit]

Audition Details

  • Application Requirements:
  • Female, Minimum of age 10 and maximum of 17 years of age by January 2, 2019.
  • Must not currently be under contract with any agencies.
  • Must have consent from legal guardian if under age.
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Total Applicants: 4,500+ Auditionees
  • Training Camp Choreographer: Yoshiko (Morning Musume's Choreographer)
  • Winner: Rio Kitagawa, Homare Okamura and ex-Hokkaido Egg Mei Yamazaki

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