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Morning Musume Happy 8ki Audition
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Promoting Morning Musume Happy 8ki Audition
General Information
Total Applicants 6,883 Auditionees
Winner Mitsui Aika
Morning Musume Auditions Chronology
Previous Audition 2005 (2005)
Next 9ki Audition (2010)

Morning Musume Happy 8ki Audition (モーニング娘。Happy8期オーディション ) is the audition to choose the eighth generation member of Morning Musume.

The only winner was 13-year-old Mitsui Aika.

Audition detailsEdit

  • Application Requirements
    • Participants must have graduated elementary school, but may not be older than 21 years of age before April 1, 2007.
    • Participants may not be part of or signed to public entertainment groups such as theatrical agencies.

Total Applicants: 6,883 Auditionees

Audition ProcessEdit

First roundEdit

Participants are not required to send in their application forms, instead they can bring them to several examination events throughout Japan (see list below). There they will be interviewed and have to sing a simple song without instrumentals.

The results of the first round are announced at the examination location on that day. There were 6883 applicants in total.

Girls Selected to Move to the Next Round
Location # Auditionee Age Location # Auditionee Age
Naha, Okinawa
(August 27, 2006)
16 Touma Rinne
(當間鈴音)
11 Osaka, Osaka
(October 1, 2006)
356 Okuno Mayuka
(奧野真由香)
12
21 Sashida Anri
(佐次田杏莉)
12 389 Kunimi Ai
(国見愛)
12
106 Uezato Saki
(上里彩希)
11 397 Mitsui Aika
(光井愛佳)
13
31 Nakamura Shiho
(仲村詩歩)
14 420 Takei Reina
(武井玲奈)
12
102 Amuro Koharu
(安室小春)
14 428 Morikawa Yumi
(森川侑美)
18
Kagoshima,
Kagoshima
(September 2, 2006)
146 Kashiwagi Yuki
(柏木由紀)
15 453 Mizuno Tamaki
(水野環)
12
66 Iwamoto Haruka
(岩元遥佳)
14 12 Other Girls
121 Higa Maria
(比嘉万里愛)
12 Nagoya, Aichi
(October 7, 2006)
495 Hori Erika
(堀えりか)
13
126 Sekine Chika
(関根智華)
13 902 Meitoma Mayumi
(命苫真由美)
17
3 Other Girls 1022 Kitou Momona
(鬼頭桃菜)
13
Sapporo,
Hokkaido
(September 3, 2006)
501 Nishimura Kaede
(西村楓)
13 1133 Nakamura Wakana
(中村若奈)
14
554 Watanabe Hikaru
(渡邊ひかる)
12 1211 Yamanaka Madoka
(山中まどか)
14
609 Satou Mayu
(佐藤麻由)
11 1301 Horikawa Akina
(堀川玲奈)
14
642 Nedefuji Rie
(子出藤理恵)
17 13 Other Girls
646 Nishimura Emika
(西村笑花)
15 Tokyo
(October 22, 2006)
1412 Horie Mina
(堀江聖夏)
13
11 Other Girls 3806 Koizumi Miyuki
(小泉美優紀)
15
Kanazawa,
Ishikawa
(September 10, 2006)
590 Yamato Yui
(山戸唯)
14 4487 Masuda Ayami
(増田絢美)
13
593 Takahashi Yuka
(高橋有袈)
13 1617 Kameyama Ayami
(亀山綾美)
17
3 Other Girls ? Takitsu Kumiko
(瀧津久美子)
18
Hiroshima,
Hiroshima
(September 17, 2006)
4 Unnamed Girls 4476 Kikkawa Yuu
(吉川友)
14
3863 Sato Sumire
(佐藤すみれ)
12
Sendai, Miyagi
(September 17, 2006)
703 Endou Kana
(遠藤香南)
12 36 Other Girls
826 Horaguchi Misa
(洞口美沙)
?
6 Other Girls
Fukuoka, Fukuoka
(September 18, 2006)
75 Saitou Hikari
(斎藤光)
11
341 Okumura Minami
(奥村陽)
16
175 Agarie Hikari
(東江日香理)
17
176 Hanada Natsumi
(花田奈都美)
15
6 Other Girls

Second roundEdit

For the second round, the videotape and profile of each girl is viewed by Tsunku, who then arbitrarily selects the ones he wants to go into the third round.

128 girls were chosen from the first round. Girls selected to move to the third round include:

  • Uezato Saki (上里彩希)
  • Kashiwagi Yuki (柏木由紀)
  • Iwamoto Haruka (岩元遥佳)
  • Watanabe Hikaru (渡邊ひかる)
  • Satou Mayu (佐藤麻由)
  • Nishimura Emika (西村笑花)
  • Yamato Yui (山戸唯)
  • Takahashi Yuka (高橋有袈)
  • Endou Kana (遠藤香南)
  • Saitou Hikari (斎藤光)
  • Okumura Minami (奥村陽)
  • Agarie Hikari (東江日香理)
  • Hanada Natsumi (花田奈都美)
  • Okuno Mayuka (奧野真由香)
  • Kunimi Ai (国見愛)
  • Mitsui Aika (光井愛佳)
  • Morikawa Yumi (森川侑美)
  • Mizuno Tamaki (水野環)
  • Hori Erika (堀えりか)
  • Nakamura Wakana (中村若奈)
  • Yamanaka Madoka (山中まどか)
  • Horie Mina (堀江聖夏)
  • Koizumi Miyuki (小泉美優紀)
  • Masuda Ayami (増田絢美)
  • Kameyama Ayami (亀山綾美)
  • Kikkawa Yuu (吉川友)
  • Sato Sumire (佐藤すみれ)

Third roundEdit

In this round the girls had to:

  1. Sing SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~, Osaka Koi no Uta, or Furusato
  2. Give a performance to the rhythm of LOVE Machine.
Location Auditionee Age Song
Performed
Location Auditionee Age Song
Performed
TVQ Kyusha Studio,
Fukuoka, Japan
(September 24, 2006)
Uezato Saki
(上里彩希)
11 Furusato Osaka, Japan
(October 15, 2006)
Yamato Yui
(山戸唯)
14 Furusato
Kashiwagi Yuki
(柏木由紀)
15 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ Hori Erika
(堀えりか)
13 Osaka Koi no Uta
Iwamoto Haruka
(岩元遥佳)
14 Furusato Nakamura Wakana
(中村若奈)
14 Furusato
Saitou Hikari
(斎藤光)
11 Furusato Yamanaka Madoka
(山中まどか)
14 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
Hanada Natsumi
(花田奈都美)
15 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ Tokyo, Japan
(November 5, 2006)
Kameyama Ayami
(亀山綾美)
17 Osaka Koi no Uta
Okumura Minami
(奥村陽)
16 Osaka Koi no Uta Koizumi Miyuki
(小泉美優紀)
15 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
Agarie Hikari
(東江日香理)
17 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ Kikkawa Yuu
(吉川友)
14 Furusato
Osaka, Japan
(October 15, 2006)
Mizuno Tamaki
(水野環)
12 Osaka Koi no Uta Sato Sumire
(佐藤すみれ)
12 Osaka Koi no Uta
Morikawa Yumi
(森川侑美)
18 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ Masuda Ayami
(増田絢美)
13 Furusato
Kunimi Ai
(国見愛)
12 Furusato Watanabe Hikaru
(渡邊ひかる)
12 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
Mitsui Aika
(光井愛佳)
13 Furusato Nishimura Emika
(西村笑花)
15 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
Okuno Mayuka
(奧野真由香)
12 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ Satou Mayu
(佐藤麻由)
11 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
Takahashi Yuka
(高橋有袈)
13 Furusato

Fourth roundEdit

6 girls were chosen from the fourth round:

  • Okumura Minami (奥村陽), 16
  • Hanada Natsumi (花田奈都美), 15
  • Kikkawa Yuu (吉川友), 14
  • Mitsui Aika (光井愛佳), 13
  • Sato Sumire (佐藤すみれ), 13
  • Masuda Ayami (増田絢美), 13

They were taken to a mini training camp from November 18 to November 19, 2006, where they received dance and vocal lessons, and separately recorded Aruiteru in front of Tsunku.

On December 9, 2006, each girl performed a song in front of an audience of 18-25 year old women. Shortly before the event, Masuda Ayami withdrew from the audition.

Songs Performed

ResultsEdit

Eighthgeneration

8th Generation Winner: Mitsui Aika

One winner revealed on the December 10, 2006 episode of Hello! Morning: Mitsui Aika.

TriviaEdit

  • Notible failed auditionees include current AKB48 and NMB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki, current AKB48 member Tanabe Miku, current SKE48 member Sato Sumire, former AKB48 Kenkyuusei Horie Mina, former SKE48 members Furukawa Airi and Kito Momona, SUPER☆GiRLS member Watanabe Hikaru, former Idoling!!! member Kawamura Yui, former Shibuya DOMINION member Kuroki Miori, former Flap Girls School member Endou Kana, soloists Karin (from TNX), Masuda Ayami and Iwamoto Haruka, gravure idol Agarie Hikari, talent Mizuno Tamaki, model Nishimura Emika, Takarazuka actress Gojou Marina (Nishimura Kaede), actress Takei Rena, current Up-Front Promotion soloist Kikkawa Yuu, and current Up Up Girls (Kari) member Mori Saki.

GalleryEdit

  • Mitsui Aika
  • Okumura Minami
  • Hanada Natsumi
  • Kikkawa Yuu
  • Sato Sumire
  • Masuda Ayami


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