As most of you might have already seen the 2nd round of S/mileage’s audition was aired live on Nico Nico Douga earlier today, and since some fans might have had some trouble seeing the stream or they couldn’t stay up because it was too late I decided to get as much info as possible into one post so that everyone could check it out.
I did get a chance to check out the stream (about 30 minutes in until all of them started to dance Yume Miru 15) so I have a clear idea about how it looked, but I didn’t watch all of it since it was pretty late (about 3 am where I live). Despite that I hope you enjoy the details of this post since there will be quite a lot of photos and videos showing off most, if not all, auditioners.
The post is really, really long and full of pictures and a few videos, so check it out after the break:
Starting off here is a rather large picture of all of the girls that auditioned, from what I can tell every single girl that appeared at the audition is pictured below so if you didn’t watch the stream here is a good opportunity to see all of them.
I recommend you click to see it in better detail and if you can open it up in another tab, although there are some girls that don’t have images:
Here is a very detailed report from Amped @ JPLOP, all of the info he posted was important since it summarized the entire audition so I cleaned up the details and added pictures, so a big thank you to Amped for taking the time to summarize the audition:
The video stream started with staff setting up cameras in the room for the interviews although there wasn’t that much talking between them. After 9 minutes 22 of the girls start walking in where they all say “Good morning”, after which Tsunku enters and asks them to introduce themselves one by one and do a special talent they can do, like a pose, dance, or monomane.
Uchoten LOVE plays in the background while the girls introduce themselves and there are many varieties of girls at the audition: a tall girl, someone who does cheerleading, some who do ballet, volleyball, track and field, and for the most part the talents are fairly unique.
After the introduction Tsunku moves back the tables, asks them to remove their heels or shoes, tells them to spread out and they start dancing to Yume Miru 15. Most of them know the choreagraphy although there are a few that have some trouble, are overly excited, etc.
He calls in the next group of 20 or so girls in, takes a good look at them and again asks for them to introduce themselves and their talent. #1443 knows English, there’s a girl from Hokkaido, one girl who can talk like the announcer at concerts, a girl who gives a shoulder massage to Tsunku, and a girl who can play drums and has good feet rhythm. Some girls don’t put in that much effort to their introduction although there are a few that are energetic.
They spread out and take their shoes off while Tsunku checks out their audition papers, they then dance Yume Miru 15 and after that the group is finished. There is a small break after this but the crew is back a while later without Tsunku, just managers.
Only 4 girls enter the room this time, they all have microphones and the first girl starts singing Suki-chan, they each pick a S/mileage song to sing. After a forhead check and an Ee vowel check they dance Yume Miru 15 again and leave.
The next 4 girls enter (including the tall girl from before) and pick up their mics, introduce themselves again, forehead check, voice check and the first girl starts by singing Koi no Booing Buu. The tall girl sings aMa no Jaku, #1118 sings the same song but better, after which they dance Yume Miru 15.
Next 4 girls enter, 3 of them short and one of them doesn’t look Japanese. #13 sings Ganbaranakutemo ee Nende with a lot of energy, #22 doesn’t have that much energy and stands looking around while singing, mixed girl #1139 also sings just standing there. After that they dance and like when she sang the girl has a lot of energy, although she seems to be trying to hard.
Staff are interested in #13 (the girl in the purple shirt) and they ask her many questions, all of which she responds perfectly on the spot.
Next 4 girls enter although their mics weren’t working, same process as before: forehead check, vocal check, sing, and dance.
#849 doesn’t sing good at all, #1079 has a great voice, #213 has a pretty dress but doesn’t have emotion when singing, #801 fits S/mileage nicely since she’s pretty and has a nice outfit and bow, she dances with her heels on.
Next 4 enter, same process, #1063 sings Suki-chan although she starts a bit early, #730 has tanned skin like Dawa and she has a great voice, #809 sings nicely but she messes up.
Next 4 enter, #872 sings Yume Miru 15 very quietly, #1370 sings Shortcut with good rhythm but shaky singing, #43 is ok, #718 knows what she is doing with a great smile.
Next 4 feature a surprise, #3001 is Mogi and #3002 is Miyamoto Karin.
Mogi sings Yume Miru 15 but she forgets the lyrics, although she sings nicely, while Karin sings Shortcut and aces it. #1027 is boring, #751 looks like Lin Lin but not that great.
Next 4 enter and #3003 is Katsuta Rina, and #3004 is Otsuka Aina. Rina sings Shorcut and aces it, although #864 and #1196 don’t stand out that much.
Next 4 and Takeuchi Akari and Kaneko Rie appear, Takeuchi sings Suki-chan and aces it, and Rie sings Asu wa Deeto, they both outdance the other two.
Next up #3007 Takagi Sayuki and #3008 Nagasawa Wakana. Takagi sings Bijin Mama, Wakana sings Suki-chan although the other two don’t stand out when they dance.
Next 4 and no Eggs but #1142 can do sign language and she sings Suki-chan, #857 sings Koi ni Booing Buu.
#1460 sings Yume Miru 15, she messes up slightly and asks to do it again, she does a bit better but forgets a line at the end. #1363 looks like Chinami, although she forgets the lyrics to Yume Miru 15.
After that a quick break and they put up a video asking for feedback: Was it fun or not? 56% say it was fun.
There was a total of 57,226 watchers.
Most of the Eggs appeared although it seems that Kudou Haruka and Tanabe Nanami weren’t present, but according to popular vote it seems that #13, #801, and Karin are top favorites.
Some fans discovered that the popular #13 girl is called Tamura Meimi and she appeared in the Shugo Chara! musical with Yuuka a while ago, and from what I can tell that is true since her pictures match up, so it is interesting to see that girls who appeared in musicals with other H!P members are auditioning since so far it seems that they have done really well (Sayashi Riho for example):
Here is a clip of her and #801 auditioning:
Here is a compilation video of all of the Eggs clips for those interested in seeing how they did:
So with that the post is wrapped up since that is all of the videos and photos I can find of the audition, but since most of the videos that were posted earlier were taken down I suggest you watch the few that I included as soon as possible.
As far as who my favorites are I am interested in seeing a bit more from #13, #801, and Karin since they seem to do really well. The other Eggs did an amazing job and they most likely didn’t appear in the first section of the video since Tsunku already knows how they dance, but there are a few that didn’t do as well like Mogi who seemed to have some trouble.
Fans are already choosing their favorites so hopefully everyone does so as well since it seems that the 2nd round is over, and with the news that the new member will be announced on 8/14 (according to Wada’s blog) it gives us about a month or so until we find out for sure who will join the group.
Hopefully this report was useful for many fans who couldn’t see the auditions, and while it isn’t the same as watching the stream I did my best to make sure to include every single picture and video I could find, so thank you for reading the report!