According to TOP YELL magazine, five Hello! Project Kenshuusei have participated in Morning Musume's 11th Generation auditions.
Takagi Sayuki (15)
Kaneko Rie (15)
Kosuga Fuyuka (14)
Miyamato Karin (13)
and Tanabe Nanami (12)
Currently, there is no official announcement that any of the girls have passed through to the next stage, but it is nice to finally hear some news concerning the 11th generation auditions and to find out which eggs have auditioned for Morning Musume, the eggs who are rumoured to have auditioned.
And it's surprising that four out of five of these eggs auditioned for S/mileage last year, with only Tanabe Nanami being the odd one out!
Fans will be happy to know that Karin has, once again, auditioned for a Hello! Project main group (apparently). Whilst she didn't pass for S/mileage last year, I am sure that many fans will be wanting her to join Morning Musume. Now, whilst I wouldn't mind for Karin to join, I don't particularly care if she does join or not. If it is a singer that Tsunku is looking for, then yes, please let her join - everyone knows that she can sing.
Kosuga Fuyuka, or Fuu~chan, is the interesting one in this bunch. Last year she made it into S/mileage as a trainee member, but had to drop out due to health problems, and later returned as a Kenshuusei member, so to see her audition for Morning Musume's 11th Generation is surprising, as she was able to make it into S/mileage for a while, and had become best friends with Meimi. Whilst it is a pleasant surprise, I actually wouldn't want Fuu-chan in MoMusu - I kind of think of her as S/mileage girl, not an MM girl.
Regarding the other three, Takagi Sayuki (is she seriously 15!?), Kaneko Rie and Tanabe Nanami, I really have no opinion on any of them. I don't pay attention to the Kenshuusei in general, other than the ones I liked during auditions for 9th or 10th generation, but out of the three, I would probably like to see Nanami pass and make it into the final round of the auditions. She has a very sweet face and seems quite likeable.
With Sayuki, I find her features a bit... off, bluntly speaking. I do thinks she's cute of course, and as an actress, she's pretty good - she participated in Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ and did a good job as the assistant, but right now I don't particularly care for her. I know nothing about her singing skills, so if she does happen to pass to the second or third round, I really hope to hear her singing because she might be a strong competitor.
Kaneko Rie is actually quite interesting - she's one of the older eggs in terms of generation, and the only one within her generation not have debuted in a group (she is a 4th generation Kenshuusei). In all honesty, I would like to see this girl debut over everyone else, as she has been in Hello! Project since 2008, and has probably been waiting to debut for a while now. It would be interesting to see her in the auditions if she passes through to the next round.
If the article is correct, then these are the eggs who probably have a great chance at passing to the next level. Nothing is official so far, so we can only speculate right now - and if these are the Kenshuusei who are in the running for MM's 11th gen, then be prepared to cheer on your favourites, guys!
Till next time!
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