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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.

Audition Details

  • Application Requirements
Girls aged 10-22 were allowed to audition
  • Total Applicants
6500+ Auditionees
  • Training Camp and theme song
Dance - Dance de Bakoon! (℃-ute) and Dakishimete Dakishimete (Berryz Koubou)
Voice - Only you (Morning Musume) and VERY BEAUTY (Berryz Koubou)
  • Training Camp Choreographer
Mayi
  • Broadcast
On Hello! SATOYAMA Life and GirlPop TV.

First Round

  • The first round started September 28, 2012.

Second Round

  • 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)

Third Round

  • 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)

Fourth Round

  • 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 winners were announced in December 2012.
    • Ten girls were chosen to form the group.
    • The winners are:

Trivia

  • 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.