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8:43 pm - 04/20/2013

Avex selects three new artists after 2013 auditions

Japan’s biggest entertainment company, Avex Group Holdings Inc, has its nationwide auditions, “avex audition Max 2013.”

For 25 years, Avex has been holding auditions to discover talent, such as AAA and Kumi Koda.

This year’s auditions drew 16,766 candidates from 58 different countries. Diane Colquhoun, 17, Akito Tejima (Osaka), 19, in the musical artist category, and Tomohiro Sato (Hokkaido), 16, in the acting category, won the grand prix.

“I want to be the next Lady Gaga,” said Okinawan native Colquhoun, whose mother is Japanese and father American.

Both Colquhoun and Tejima will make their debut this year in Avex’s annual summer concert tour, A-Nation, featuring the company’s most successful acts. Saito will appear in a drama on BeeTV.


Wonder why they even bothered hosting it outside of Japan if they weren't going to select anyone.
myharu 21st-Apr-2013 01:20 am (UTC)
hm let's see how they'll do
ohprecioustime 21st-Apr-2013 01:23 am (UTC)
false hope? like Kpop companies

all three look cute and nice and bland, would make good actors or actresses, as musician, they all kinda look boring but Gaga is a good standard, I hope she is interesting and has an image I I like when she debuts

also is that kinda fast for a debut o_O....but hope they succeed avex is fucked cuz all their newer acts are flooooooooooooops ( RIP Iconiq, Maki Goto, alan, GND, etc etc)
umbrellaphone 21st-Apr-2013 01:25 am (UTC)
Where are the other two from?
liime_arix 21st-Apr-2013 02:08 am (UTC)
Tejima is from Osaka and Tomohiro is from Hokkaido.
benwayshouse 21st-Apr-2013 02:17 am (UTC)
I wish them all the best of luck.
supernoriko 21st-Apr-2013 02:22 am (UTC)
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nicemelody 21st-Apr-2013 06:57 am (UTC)
I saw the live streaming.

To be honest, I felt the 2nd placed Taiwanese girl was way better than the 2 winners in the artist category. Even the viewers were commenting how they expected the Taiwanese girl to win. When the 2 of them were announced as winners, everyone was like EEEEEHHHHHHH????

But at least the Taiwanese girl will be given a chance to debut too. Maybe at the end of the year.
energenki 21st-Apr-2013 10:40 am (UTC)
I auditioned for this, and I passed the first stage but things got kinda weird in the middle... Didn't make it to the finals, though, which I totally expected.

Proud that someone from Hokkaido got through! That's the audition I went to, so I feel like even though I didn't get anywhere really it's nice that someone's reppin' my home prefecture (I mean, I've only lived here since September, but still), lol. ♥ Can't wait to see what they come out with.
rim1789 21st-Apr-2013 03:59 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I find it pretty impressive you get to the middle! And even passed the first one. ^^
aaalove 21st-Apr-2013 01:29 pm (UTC)
<33333 AAA lol....but I wonder what they'll do! good looking 3!
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