Hello Pro Trainee 2013 Audition was an audition held in Fall 2013 for a new trainee unit, similar to Hello Pro Kenshuusei and Hello!Project DIVAS. The winners of the audition were revealed on January 15, 2014 during a USTREAM broadcasting.
The winners made up the trainee unit, Hello Pro Idol.
- Girls aged 10 - 16 who were not under another agency and had parent consent.
- 5,000+ Auditionees
Training Camp and Theme Song
- Dance - STYLE (Shiko Jikan)
- Vocals - Sodatsu Koto Wa Konnan De Aru!!! (Uchota~)
Training Camp Choreographer
- On Girl Pop! TV and Hello! SATOYAMA Life
- The videotape and profile of each girl was viewed by Tsunku, who then arbitrarily selects the ones he wants to go into the third round.
- 60 girls were chosen for the next round.
- The 60 candidates gathered in Tokyo for further screening. From there, they are selected, and invited to the training camp.
- Vocal - With or Without Watashi no Koibito (Happy Jikan)
- Dance - Maji Desu ka Ska! (Morning Musume)
- They were taken to a training camp from where they received dance and vocal lessons, separately recorded Sodatsu Koto Wa Konnan De Aru and danced in a group to STYLE in front of Tsunku.
- 16 girls were chosen from the fourth round.
- Akiyama Eiko, 13
- Honda Ruru, 11
- Oshiro Maya, 13
- Ikuta Aki, 10
- Sato Minami, 14
- Yamada Ayu, 11
- Ueno Riko, 12
- Akiyoshi Mana, 11
- Fukumura Naomi, 16
- Nao Hirona, 13
- Koizumi Madoka, 12
- Kagome Hanako, 13
- Ito Miyuki, 11
- Takagi Yumei, 15 (left during training camp)
- Fujioka Ran, 13
- Hamasaki Jun, 15
- The winners were:
- Honda Ruru
- Oshiro Maya
- Yamada Ayu
- Ueno Riko
- Akiyoshi Mana
- Koizumi Madoka
- Ito Miyuki
- Fujioka Ran
- This was the second trainee auditon that was covered by media outlets.
- This audition is similar to a Morning Musume audition.
- All winners were between the ages of 11-13.