Ka-wa-ii! 2014 Audition ~Shine!~ (KA-WA-II！ 2014オーディション〜シャイン！〜) is Ka-wa-ii!'s 2014 audition. It was announced on September 14, 2013 at the 2013 fall tour. Girls who fail the audition may have the opportunity to join Hello!Project DIVAS. for free training.
This was the first audition that had processing rounds. The audition had a progress tracker available on the H!P website.
- Application Requirements:
- Female, Minimum of age 10 and maximum of 17 years of age by March 31, 2014.
- Must not currently be under contract with any agencies.
- Must have consent from legal guardian if under age.
- Application Deadline: November 15, 2013
- Total Applicants: 10,000+ applicants
- Training Camp Choreographer: Yoshiko (Morning Musume's Choreographer)
- Broadcast: On The Girls Live
Then application deadline was November 15, 2013.
The first round of processing was between November 16 to December 15, 2013. Out of the estimated 10,000 applicants, only 4,000 were chosen for processing.
Each applicant came in and filmed a videotape of her singing her audition song and a small dance. An interview was then conducted.
The second round was from December 16, 2013 to January 6, 2014. The videotape and profile of each girl were viewed by Tsunku, who then arbitrarily selected the ones he wanted to go into
- On January 6, the second round ended, those who passed the second round were mailed their results.
- 75 candidates made it to the third round.
The 75 candidates gathered in Tokyo for further screening. From there, they were selected, and invited to the training camp. Kenshuusei joined in this round. The third round ended on February 16, 2014.
- Dance - Whats Up? Ai wa Dou na no yo~ (Morning Musume)
- Vocal - Are Kore Shitai! (Juice=Juice)
The finalists were taken to a training camp from where they received dance and vocal lessons, were they individually recorded Eien Idol and danced to Ai no Gundan in a group in front of Tsunku and the dance teacher.
- 9 girls were chosen to participate in the fourth round.
- Higo Rino (肥後梨乃) - age 16
- Nakayaki Ruu (中焼きルゥ) - age 16
- Aoki Mutsumi (青木睦) - age 14
- Ogawa Rena (小川麗奈) - age 14
- Kagawa Yuri (香川ゆり) - age 13
- Tokuda Michiyo (徳田みちよ) - age 13 (left during training camp)
- Kitagawa Misa (北川みさ) - age 12
- Yokohama Mei (ヨコハマメイ) - age 12
- Ibuko Miya (井深ミヨ) - age 11
- Funaki Musubu (船木結) - age 11
The results of the audition were revealed on April 10, 2014.
The winners were:
- Higo Rino was a former member of Sakura Gakuen.
- Niigata Keri originally audition, but dropped out for unknown reasons.