The screening for Country Musume's new member audition has come to an end. After strict screening, it was announced that there was no applicable person to join the group.
Country Musume was looking for a new member as Satoda Mai would be moving to the United States. Although the birth of Satoda's 'kohai' ('junior') had been drawing a lot of attention, unfortunately there will be no new member.
Country Musume was a unit created back in 1999 with the concept "half agricultural, half entertainment". After members' withdrawals and graduations, Satoda is the only member remaining in the group.