2nd interview of S/mileage’s auditions to be streamed live!

It was announced that the second intreview for S/mileage’s 2nd generation will be streamed live on Nico Nico Douga. The stream will start at 1 PM JST. Click here for the Nico Nico Douga stream page.

The Nico Nico Douga page says the following about the stream:

2000 girls participated the selection
50 girls passed the first interview.
They will stream all the process of the second interview .
It will be from the interviewer angle  – the second interview will consist of: introduction, singing, forehead and dental check, dancing, etc.
Also some notice:
Respect their privacy.
No S/mileage girls will appear.
They may change the background music.

I think it is incredibly exciting that they are going to stream the audtion process live. I mean, it’s the 2nd best thing to being there. This is the closest us fans have ever gotten to the audition. Usually we have to wait  to see clips, or the entire show, weeks after it happened. But seeing it while it happens, and being able to pick your favorite girl while it’s happening, is is an incredible hands on experience for the fans. It’s things like this that make me excited to be a fan.

Mnet and H!P audition episode 1!

Mnet and H!P’s joint audition premiered a few days ago. And I’m not even 100% sure what the name is. I’ve heard it called Tokyo Girls, Dream Girls, and DaeDong Kyung Youths.
But anyway, I bring you my review of the first episode. I can’t understand Korean or Japanese at all, so bear with me. XD

I knew I was going to like this audition when

I saw cute girls in Lolita dresses.

Korean wotas didn’t miss a chance to see Momusu.

They looked really cute even though they are wrapped
up in blankets.

An Ai fangirl gets too close. Someone literally is pushing
her away.

Morning Musume looking cute in their Shouganai Yume
Oibito outfits.

That guy from 2PM looks way too thrilled to be talking
to Momusu.

I have no idea what they are saying, but they all seem to laugh
when LinLin metion Yakiniku.

2PM flustered by Risa’s Korean. At least I think. XD

Cute Korean fans doing the Tell Me dance.

Those fans have an Ai & Koharu and Reina blanket! Now
that’s dedication.

Risa getting the crowd going by saying something in Korean.

Doing a group Nobody dance.

Even 2PM knows the moves!

Some girl dancing to Resonant Blue. She kinda looks like Reina. o_O

All the finalists.

Orange sweater girl can kinda sing. Her voice is just a little rough
and unpolished.

This girl was amazing!

Aww poor girl stumbles over her words. She has a nice voice though,
except for when she tries to hit high notes. XD

This girl is weird looking, but she can sing. Hairspray ftw!
And her English is really good.

I love this girl! And she sings Nobody.

This girl is terrible. I wonder why they are laughing at her.

One of the only girls that dance and isn’t terrible.

Suddenly it’s day and no one’s gone. Huh? XD

I’m not even going to pretend I know what’s going on.
But I’m guessing it’s acting class or something.

2PM leaves for no apparent reason.

And then are mysteriously back.

I wish I knew why the girls look so sad. XD

And it’s over already. XD

Next week they sing C-ute’s Sakura Chirari!

And there’s also lots of crying next week.

The only thing I can say about this audition is, lucky Koreans who can understand this. I’m not going to do what I did last year with the Taiwan auditions. Stop watching them half way through because I can’t understand Chinese. I can’t understand Japanese either, but at least I would kinda know what they were saying and doing.
As for the girls themselves, I’m not really impressed by them. Only 2 or 3 girls can actually sing. I wouldn’t be too upset if this was like Lucky 7 all over again. But that’s highly unlikely to happen.

H!P lands at South Korea

Tsunku, Maimi, and Saki arrived in Korea to kick off the Korean auditions. They held a press conference to officially announce the auditions. And it seems like Maimi and Saki are wearing their recent concert outfits for most of the photos.

Koreans seem to be really excited for the audition. They even welcomed their arrival at the airport.  

I’m really excited to see how these auditions turn out. I’ll probably follow these a lot closer than the Taiwn auditions. Mainly because I’m more interested in Kpop than Cpop.
Anyway here’s a little pic spam of the event.