Beach Musume -10 1st Generation ~Jyuu Onna~ Audition (ビーチ娘-10初代〜女子10人〜オーディション; Beach Musume -10 1st Generation ~Ten Girls~ Audition) is the first generation audition for Beach Musume -10. They were first announced September 6, 2012. The auditions started September 27, 2012 and ended in December 2012.
- Application Requirements
- Girls aged 10-22 were allowed to audition
- Total Applicants
- 6500+ Auditionees
- Training Camp and theme song
- Training Camp Choreographer
- On Hello! SATOYAMA Life and GirlPop TV.
- The first round started September 28, 2012.
- The second round began October 15, 2012
- The videotape and profile of each girl was viewed by Tsunku, who then arbitrarily selected the ones he wanted to go into the third round.
- The second round was from October 15 to October 18 in 4 places in the country (Tokyo, Hokkaido, Osaka and Nagoya)
- The Third Round began October 24, 2012
- The 28 canidates were taken to Osaka for further screening. From there, they were selected and invited to the training camp.
- Dance - Dance de Bakoon! (C-ute) and Dakishimete Dakishimete (Berryz Koubou)
- Voice - Only You (Morning Musume) and VERY BEAUTY (Berryz Koubou)
- The fourth round began November 1, 2012
- They were taken to a training camp from where each girl was assigned a song to sing,and each girl had to dance to Dance de Bakoon!
18 girls were chosen
- Yamagishi Rena - Osaka Koi no Uta,21
- Murayami Kayu - ooGanabaranakutemo Eenende!,18
- Miyamoto Karin -YOUTH!,13
- Rosa -Aa,yo ga akeru,13
- Inoue Ayame- SHALL WE LOVE,17
- Hojo Jun- Honto no jibun,14
- Tanabe Nanami- Mythology,13
- Arakaki Rei- Bye Bye Bye!,22
- Ida Akiko- JUMP!,22
- Yonagi Gina - Shabondama,21
- Ramada Kyo - Daite yo! PLEASE GO ON,20
- Imada Rika- Shorcut,12
- Kihara Nina- QUEEN AI,11
- Nagai Masa- Rival,10
- Miyoshi Mana- Koko ni Iruzee,13
- Sano Yuriko- Believe!,16
- Kosuga Fuyuka- Tachiagirl,14
- Hamasaki Rinne - The Kyoto "Aishiteru" Song,12
- The members that were ages 18-22 were trained for leadership skills in the third round.
- Tsunku said this would be the last new group auditions until further notice. In January 2013, he then held the "Supaa-CHIGAU- URUTORA JUNIOR ~Haro! Puro Kankoku Auditions~ Jendabento" Auditions.
- Morning Musume 10th Generation Audition contestant Sano Yuriko participated in the auditions, and passed.
- Nagai Masa was the youngest finalist and Ida Akiko was the oldest finalist.