Morning Musume 3rd tsuika Audition
4th Generation (Winners)
General Information
Total Applicants 25,000 Auditionees
Winners Ishikawa Rika
Yoshizawa Hitomi
Tsuji Nozomi
Kago Ai
Morning Musume Auditions Chronology
Previous 2nd Tsuika Audition (1999)
Next LOVE Audition 21 (2001)

Morning Musume 3rd tsuika Audition (モーニング娘。第3回追加オーディション) was an audition held in 2000, in the search of the 4th generation members of Morning Musume.

The winners of the auditions are Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Tsuji Nozomi and Kago Ai.



Audition detailsEdit

Application Requirements
Female, must be in 7th through 12th Grade during the auditions.
Total Applicants
25,000 Auditionees
Training Camp and Theme Song
Voice - Akai Nikkichou
Dance - Koi no Dance Site

Audition ProcessEdit

First RoundEdit

The girls submit an application before the due date in order to participate.

Training CampEdit

10 girls were originally selected to move on to the next round:



Audition Winners: Yoshizawa Hitomi, Ishikawa Rika, Tsuji Nozomi, & Kago Ai

In 2000, during the television program ASAYAN, it was revealed that Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Tsuji Nozomi and Kago Ai were the winners of 3rd tsuika Audition, becoming 4th generation members.


  • Fujimoto Miki and Satoda Mai participated in this audition. Both would later join Hello! Project, with Fujimoto eventually joining Morning Musume as part of the 6th generation.
  • Actress and talent Nakamura Mika participated but was cut in the third round.


  • Ishikawa Rika
  • Yoshizawa Hitomi
  • Tsuji Nozomi
  • Kago Ai

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