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No winners for Morning Musume's new member audition

August 25, 2013 @ 4:31 pm
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The results for Morning Musume's new member audition, "Morning Musume 12 Generation Member 'Mirai Shoujo' Audition", has been revealed. Unfortunately, there was no applicable person chosen become Morning Musume's 12th generation member.


Morning Musume producer Tsunku? explained his decision. "I was looking for a super star candidate suitable for the name 'Mirai Shoujo' (girl of the future), but I couldn't deny the fact that there was somewhat a lack of ability to perform with the current quality of Morning Musume," he said."However, it is true that there were a few candidates with the ability to pass if this were the 9th generation auditions."


He also revealed, "There were no applicable persons at this time, but I was able to meet people with raw talent! I am very excited, so if they wish, I will have them join 'Hello Pro Kenkyuusei' to gain experience. I will have them gain the ability in preparation for the next appropriate timing."


SEE ALSO: Morning Musume reveal PVs for 'Wagamama Ki no mama Ai no Joke' and 'Ai no Gundan'


Regarding future plans, Tsunku? commented, "When the timing is right, I will hold the 12th generation audition again. I will also announce here that I am thinking about a new unit as an idea of Hello Pro." The new audition will be announced once it's been decided.


Morning Musume will release their new single "Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan" on August 28th. They will also start their nationwide tour 'Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Fall ~CHANCE!~' on September 21st.


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· Posted August 25, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

I think they should add another generation after Sayu leaves. I feel like the current Morning Musume needs more recognition before they throw new faces into the mix. I just hope that this era doesn't become another Platinum era, though. I know that Tsunku-san is really comfortable with the group right now, but they CAN'T wait so long to add members like they did before. That was just an absurdly long four year period they went without adding any members. On that note, I love the group right now, but it's an insult to past generations to say that the group's present skill level is at it's highest when it most definitely is not. 

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· Posted August 25, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

First it's "kenshuusei", and I think it's a smart decision, I really like the current line up and not only add any girls because he has to, I really expect a talent and 14+ years old girl :3

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· Posted August 25, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

can i say that im happy nobody passed... I love this current lineup and dont want to see it change expect for the inevitable Sayu Graduation in  the near future... they have grown together and the chemisty the 9th-11th gen possess is amazing.... I love the way Tsunku explained his decision saying that none of the audtionees could perform at the level of the current Momusu

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