5 of the finalists auditioning for Morning Musume’s 9th generation have been revealed.
Here are a few snapshots of them:
It’s amazing to see that from the over 9,000 applicants we are finally down to the final 5, and while we don’t really get to see that much footage of them performing it is great to see that we at least know that the members (or member) of the 9th generation are among these girls.
From looks alone I would say that the 2nd and 3rd girls (from top to bottom on the pictures above) look like they would fit in with Momusu well (the first three girls seem to have plenty of energy when singing), but I would have to hear all of them sing or dance to know for sure whether or not they seem like idol material.
Since we only have a short video of one girl singing a few lines from Aitai Lonely Christmas (3rd girl) and a girl dancing in front of the instructor (4th girl) we don’t have that much to really know for sure who is the most talented, but since they were chosen from 9,000 applicants it is safe to say that the judges have picked girls that have something that sets them apart from the rest.
It seems that we will find out next week who passed and who didn’t, so hopefully we get to see many talented members join.
Here is the video from Bijo Gaku of the audition, although I suggest you watch it as soon as possible since it will most likely be taken down soon:
Video uploaded by: mmai7s
I’m not sure if these are the final 5 finalists since it was just a small preview and there could be some more members in the full program, but it’s safe to say that these are among the final 5.
EDIT: Apparently the 3rd girl is Sayashi Riho, who some might remember appeared in the Jc&Jk audition and got a chance to perform in Momusu’s Fashionable play some time ago:
2nd from left to right
Since the Jc&Jk audition wasn’t affiliated to H!P and she does have the age requirements it’s great to see that she decided to try out and has come as far as the final 5, and from the small video segments she does seem to have talent in singing, so hopefully she gets to join Momusu’s 9th generation, although we will know for sure in a week.