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6:58 pm - 02/17/2012

Fairies, PASSPO, and Idoling!!! Holds Auditions for New Members

Is more the merrier? With the immense popularity of AKB48 and SDN48, more and more girl groups like Fairies, Passpo, and Idoling!!! are adding new members.

It looks like having large number of members is becoming a trend in girl band groups nowadays. Visionfactory's new and young girl group - FAIRIES are having auditions to add to their original seven members. They are open for auditions for girls from 9 to 18 years old.

Moreover, nine-member girl group Passpo have already chosen 8 finalists from their recently held Passpo auditions. Passpo decided to hold an audition after Sakuma Kaho left the group. The new member/s will be based on fan-voting and will be announced on March 31st.

Lastly, Idoling!!! just had their auditions for their 5th Generation. They just released their latest single, Mamore! Mamore!, but the names of their newest members is yet to be announced.

With the upcoming graduation of SDN48, it is likely that there will be more auditions to happened.

What do you think? Is more the merrier in girl groups?

tomoxtomo 18th-Feb-2012 01:51 am (UTC)
It's so annoying when people call idol groups girl bands when they're nothing like bands at all.
heartgatavirus 18th-Feb-2012 03:35 am (UTC)
I always thought it was weird, girl groups are usually called just that, but boy groups are called "boybands" @____@

even though boybands aren't really bands at all either (well, most of the time)

I guess some people just see "boyband" being used and end up saying "girlband" because they think it'll be the same term? idk.
taylorniw 18th-Feb-2012 01:53 am (UTC)
Depends. If they're not very good at performing, it's a case of 'the more, the messier'. But I've always thought it was that they're trying to keep things fresh, rather than the idea that more members leads to more popularity.
roomgirl 18th-Feb-2012 01:57 am (UTC)
I feel like it'll backfire for Idoling!!!, they have quite a few members as it is. :/ I'll always feel so bad for them because AKB48 and Idoling!!! were on the same level for a bit and then AKB48 ended up totally eclipsing them.
calzonazos 18th-Feb-2012 03:47 am (UTC)
same here :O Idoling!!! began to take off last year and then it suddenly stopped and now they're kinda stuck on popularity terms. They aren't losing fans but the girls rarely do anything as a group outside their tv show so most ppl aren't interested in them, not even intl fans. If only Fuji TV actually tried to invest in the group they would get noticed but right now it's like they don't even care. It's a shame b/c in music and live concert terms, Idoling!!! is the one idol group I enjoy the most.
liime_arix 18th-Feb-2012 03:50 am (UTC)
IA with all of this. Idoling!!!'s music is so good, it feels like FujiTv is shafting them.
calzonazos 18th-Feb-2012 05:51 am (UTC)
I know, right? some of the Idoling!!! girls are in the same agencies as AKB members and even entered before them but the difference in popularity is astounding.
baka_tenshi 18th-Feb-2012 03:52 am (UTC)
it's kinda weird but they're featured in this song:

inachan89 18th-Feb-2012 12:43 pm (UTC)
Lafaille FTW!!!
roomgirl 18th-Feb-2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Really, are they that good? That kind of surprises me for some reason! I guess I never looked into them properly when I was more into idols, I just always expected them to be mediocre. :x
calzonazos 18th-Feb-2012 05:47 am (UTC)
Idol music is nothing to write home about, but I think their material is decent, is not like full of variety but it is better than what other idol groups have IMO. They actually excel in what AKB lacks, such as constant live singing, concerts featuring a live band, and all the members get to have the spotlight in some way or another in singles b/c there's no center or senbatsu. It's just that no one cares about them lol.
k0dama 18th-Feb-2012 02:20 am (UTC)
I don't think not having enough members is the issue.
baka_tenshi 18th-Feb-2012 03:44 am (UTC)
ma_i_do_a_ri 18th-Feb-2012 03:24 am (UTC)
go for quality, not quantity please.

side note: i feel older everytime a new girl group pops up, or when they open up auditions within a certain age limit ._. we're not getting any younger.
baka_tenshi 18th-Feb-2012 03:45 am (UTC)
oh dear god this. 8(
whited_79 18th-Feb-2012 11:09 am (UTC)
I thought the supposed 'Fairies audition' is an audition to find members for a new group, not Fairies?

btw, I don't care for PASSPO or Idoling!!!, but I hope Fairies won't add new members...
ichigobanana 18th-Feb-2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
9 years!!! Oh please... :(

And I really like FAIRIES how it is, they don't need any more members...
inachan89 18th-Feb-2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
No Fairies,just no,u re perfectly fine as u are. It's the only girl group where i know all the names.
taciturndream 18th-Feb-2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
I really dislike big groups either of girls or boys, it's like I can't see them more as individuals, or none of them are really notorious.
joekickass 19th-Feb-2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
Idoling!!! and Fairies don't need any new members, they're perfect. :\

Passpo...I'm pretty lukewarm on them, so idc.

Though in big groups, some girls do tend to get lost/forgotten really can be hard to see them as individuals sometimes.
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