Country Musume supervisor Mai Satoda
Country Musume does not yet have a winner after their latest audition.
Japanese idol singer and supermodel Mai Satoda. Source: http://morningtime.wordpress.com.
A few days ago, I wrote that Rika Ishikawa former 4th generation member of girl group Morning Musume was dating baseball player Ryoma Nogami. For one of the other Hello! Project groups called Country Musume, the screening process has ended and it has been determined that there is now no person deemed acceptable enough to join the group. The group was in the process of trying to recruit a new member and if that had happened, Mai Satoda would have moved to the United States. Country Musume was created over 15 years ago with the goal of emphasizing agriculture and entertainment. With the withdrawals and graduations of the other members, Satoda is the only member that is left. Satoda is now married to current New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. The couple got married in Hawaii in December 2012. Mai Satoda is now 31 years old and she was born in the same part of Japan as actress and gravure model Yoko Mitsuya. That’s all the news that I have about Country Musume at this point. I’m sure Satoda will eventually move to the United States. The first single by this group is called Futari no Hokkaido.
Note: much has changed since I first wrote about this news. Country Musume is now called Country Girls in 2015. One of the members of this group is Momoko Tsugunaga (ex-Berryz Kobo). As of November 5, 2015, Country Girls now has two new members. They are:
- Nanami Yanagawa
- Musubu Funaki
More information about Country Girls can be found at the Hello! Project website below: