Hello! Project Wiki

Morning Musume Happy 8ki Audition

3,863pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments5 Share
Morning Musume Happy 8ki Audition
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 members 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
11 Osaka, Osaka
(October 1, 2006)
356 Okuno Mayuka
21 Sashida Anri
12 389 Kunimi Ai
106 Uezato Saki
11 397 Mitsui Aika
31 Nakamura Shiho
14 420 Takei Reina
102 Amuro Koharu
14 428 Morikawa Yumi
(September 2, 2006)
146 Kashiwagi Yuki
15 453 Mizuno Tamaki
66 Iwamoto Haruka
14 12 Other Girls
121 Higa Maria
12 Nagoya, Aichi
(October 7, 2006)
495 Hori Erika
126 Sekine Chika
13 902 Meitoma Mayumi
3 Other Girls 1022 Kitou Momona
(September 3, 2006)
501 Nishimura Kaede
13 1133 Nakamura Wakana
554 Watanabe Hikaru
12 1211 Yamanaka Madoka
609 Satou Mayu
11 1301 Horikawa Akina
642 Nedefuji Rie
17 13 Other Girls
646 Nishimura Emika
15 Tokyo
(October 22, 2006)
1412 Horie Mina
11 Other Girls 3806 Koizumi Miyuki
(September 10, 2006)
590 Yamato Yui
14 4487 Masuda Ayami
593 Takahashi Yuka
13 1617 Kameyama Ayami
3 Other Girls ? Takitsu Kumiko
(September 17, 2006)
4 Unnamed Girls 4476 Kikkawa Yuu
3863 Sato Sumire
Sendai, Miyagi
(September 17, 2006)
703 Endou Kana
12 36 Other Girls
826 Horaguchi Misa
6 Other Girls
Fukuoka, Fukuoka
(September 18, 2006)
75 Saitou Hikari
341 Okumura Minami
175 Agarie Hikari
176 Hanada Natsumi
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
Location Auditionee Age Song
TVQ Kyusha Studio,
Fukuoka, Japan
(September 24, 2006)
Uezato Saki
11 Furusato Osaka, Japan
(October 15, 2006)
Yamato Yui
14 Furusato
Kashiwagi Yuki
15 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ Hori Erika
13 Osaka Koi no Uta
Iwamoto Haruka
14 Furusato Nakamura Wakana
14 Furusato
Saitou Hikari
11 Furusato Yamanaka Madoka
14 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
Hanada Natsumi
15 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ Tokyo, Japan
(November 5, 2006)
Kameyama Ayami
17 Osaka Koi no Uta
Okumura Minami
16 Osaka Koi no Uta Koizumi Miyuki
15 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
Agarie Hikari
17 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ Kikkawa Yuu
14 Furusato
Osaka, Japan
(October 15, 2006)
Mizuno Tamaki
12 Osaka Koi no Uta Sato Sumire
12 Osaka Koi no Uta
Morikawa Yumi
18 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ Masuda Ayami
13 Furusato
Kunimi Ai
12 Furusato Watanabe Hikaru
12 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
Mitsui Aika
13 Furusato Nishimura Emika
15 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
Okuno Mayuka
12 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ Satou Mayu
11 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
Takahashi Yuka
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



8th Generation Winner: Mitsui Aika

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


  • Notable failed auditionees include:
    • Idols: 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, current Up Up Girls (Kari) member Mori Saki, gravure idol/SAY-LA member Agarie Hikari.
    • Soloists: Kikkawa Yuu, Karin (from TNX), Masuda Ayami and Iwamoto Haruka.
    • Actresses: Takarazuka actress Gojou Marina (Nishimura Kaede), actress Takei Rena and voice actress Yamanaka Madoka.
    • Others include talent Mizuno Tamaki and model Nishimura Emika.


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

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.