Now I remember a while ago hearing about a Korean Morning Musume audition. And when nothing happened with it I just assumed it was a rumor. But this seems to actually be happening. The Korea Times and a handful of other websites confirm a Korean H!P audition. So the member or members are being added to just H!P, so it looks like there’s going to be another Ice Creamusume.
The audition process will be by both H!P and M-Net Entertainment. They will also start recruiting members in March and will broadcast the auditions sometime in April. Yajima Maimi and Shimizu Saki are going to March 9th to announce the auditions officially to Korean fans.
I’m happy for them expanding into Asia more. Korea is really a good place to pick next, since girl groups like Wonder Girls and SNSD are popular right now. I’m also really excited to see what the group turns out to be like. Ice Creamusume turned out surprisingly well. I’d also like to see them change up the group a lot, so it’s not so similar to Ice Creamusume. I’d honestly be happy if it was similar to SNSD.
This news is good and all, but I’d rather see a 9th generation Morning Musume audition instead. I love the current line up of Momusu, but they’ve been that way too long. This is the longest Momusu has stayed the same in the history of the group. I’m ready for a change to spice things up a bit. They need to get new members in soon, to keep the current line up around a little longer. Then once the 9th gen is established have a graduation in a year or so. But I guess we have to wait a littler longer for that.