Idol group S/mileage made their major debut on May 26th last year and announced that they were looking for new members on their major debut celebration event on May 29th 2011.
"Having won the Newcomer Award, S/mileage is going smoothly," Tsunku said. "But there are still a lot of things to be done for S/mileage. So we are looking for new members!" It was also a surprise for group members as well.
Only middle school and high school students can audition to become part of the group. Audition are going to be held on every weekend in June this year. The new members will be decided on August 14th and may attend the concert and single release in September.
Wada Ayaka, the leader, said: "It's a surprise to me though, I hope we can become better and better. Please support us in the future as well."
"I hope the new members will bring more 'spirit' to S/mileage, or make the group 'cool'," Maeda Yuuka said. "I'm surprised. But I think it's a good idea. I will do my best," Fukuda Kanon added.
In their second year after their major debut make sure to keep your eyes on them.
*S/mileage 2011 Spring Limited Live "S/mile Factory"
June 12th, 2011 Shinkiba STUDIO COAST
*New Single "Uchouten LOVE"
Release Date: 2011/08/03
*S/mileage Concert Tour 2011 Fall
September 10th ~October 8th
* S/mileage Live House Tour 2011 Fall
September 23rd~ October 23rd (Visit official website for details)
S/mileage Releasing Photo Book Including "Sleepy Head" Pictures
For New Years Day 2011 Watching the Anime Song Special Might be a Good Idea!