Morning Musume Member Tsuika Audition
モーニング娘。追加メンバーオーディション (Romaji: Morning Musume Tsuika MemberAudition; English: Morning Musume Additional Member Audition) is the audition to choose the second generation member(s) of Morning Musume. The winners were Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari and Ichii Sayaka.
Around 5.000 applications were received, and 16 girls were chosen go to the final round.
Tsunku said at first that he was going to choose five new members, but he chose three. He also said that it would be the last member addition. A song review and interview by the producer Tsunku ♂ was held, but there was no training camp (like the auditions after this would have).
The winners were revealed on an episode of ASAYAN on March 22, 1998 (there was hardly any broadcast during the selection process at that time).