モーニング娘。'14 ゴールデンオーディション開催 !!
Just announced in the Evolution tour, which just started today. Tsunku's version of What is Love started playing, and a letter from him appeared since he's obviously not going to show up in person, bless him and his trollish soul.
New audition is titled "Golden Audition", applications open for girls aged 10~17 (the usual range
Will update with more details when it shows up.
EDIT: Annnnnd here we go:http://www.helloproject.com/news/1403151700_news_musume.htmlhttp://www.musume-audition.com/pc/
To summarize the news page, what they're looking for this time:
- Someone who likes singing and believes in the future
- Someone who might not be super confident in themselves but wants to test their own limits anyway
Usual age range 10-17 girls who aren't attached (I find it interesting they added this clause, they never had to mention it before
Application period: March 15th - May 11th
Tsunku's letter highlights:
- The girls who pass the auditions will be revealed in the fall events, and will undergo intense lessons before formally debuting in 2015
- In the event that no one passes, they get offered a chance to join the Kenshuusei for free (no need to pay lesson fees!) and will be seriously considered for future auditions or new groups emerging from the Kenshuusei.
- Direct quote: "As the current members have a very high skill level, so the baseline for joining has now been raised even higher, but I believe that there is still talent with the potential to shock me out there, undiscovered."
- Another quote: "Trust in our judgement, and challenge yourselves at this audition!"
My thoughts: I have a feeling that someone from the current KSS has been eyeballed for current MM. Interesting how they're basically absorbing more people into the KSS and saving the talent for themselves at a later point
instead of letting AKB scoop up all their leftover finalists
Anyway, I'm excited for this!
Can't wait to see what happens!