Morning Musume Dai Nikai Member Tsuika Audition
モーニング娘。第2回追加オーディション (Romaji: Morning Musume Dai Nikai Member Tsuika Audition; English: Morning Musume Second Additional Member Audition) is the audition to choose the third generation member(s) of Morning Musume. The winner was Goto Maki.
Female, minimum of 7th grade student.
Over 11.000 applications were received, and 21 girls were chosen in the first round.
21 girls chosen from the first round, but one of the girls declined. That makes twenty girls who passed the first round of auditions.
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.
- Goto Maki (後藤真希), 13
- Satou Sayaka (佐藤沙矢佳), 18
- Satou Ikumi (佐藤衣久美), 18
- Nemoto Tsugumi (根本胤水), 13
- Fukuda Yurika (福田由理香), 15
- Fujimoto Youko (藤本陽子), 14
- Kouda Kumiko (神田來未子), 16
- Watarihiki Tomomi (渡引智美), 13
- Izumikawa Mari (泉川まり), 25
- Ishikawa Yuka (石川由佳), 13
- Sakamoto Chisato (坂本千佐登), 15
- Takeoka Akina (竹岡明菜), 13
- Miyoshi Erika (三好芳佳), 12
- Ooyama Erino (大山恵理乃), 17 (former member of OPD)
- Okamoto Saori (岡本沙緒理), 14
- Sakurada Aiko (櫻田有幾子), 16
- Kumazawa Shizuka (熊沢しずか), 18
- Arai Mami (新井麻美), 12
- Asakawa Kaori (浅川香織), 15 (associated with a 1998 act called Cream)
- Sugawara Mariko (菅原真理子), 15
Five girls were chosen from the second round:
After completing the temple training camp the final candidates were narrowed down to five people. It had already been decided that Morning Musume's 9th single was set for release on September 9th, 1999 with nine people, so intentions were to add two new members to the existing seven member group. Judges decided however, that since the level difference between one candidate over the other candidates is too large to be balanced out, only one person was chosen.