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NewPost: AKB48 gets rival group, challenged by 46 members #nogizaka46 #akb48 #idol #japan

NewPost: AKB48 gets rival group, challenged by 46 members #nogizaka46 #akb48 #idol #japan

AKB48 is soaring with popularity, especially with the recent official cafe launch in Singapore and even the making of a sequel in its game but there is something more. They will be challenged by a rival group of 20 members coined with the group name – Nogizaka46. The rival group will be opening its auditions to everyone with applications in Japan, due July 20 with interviews over different cities before the final round in August 20 and 21. The name “Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46)” was chosen as the location of the final audition is at Sony Music Entertainment’s Nogizaka Building. The number 46 was chosen to challenge AKB48 with the motto of ““Even with fewer members than AKB48, we won’t lose.” The finalists who have been selected for this rival group will appear in a TV show at October and will be getting a debut CD by Sony Music Records. But who is the man behind this project and dar...

Full article: http://sgcafe.com/2011/06/akb48-gets-rival-group-challeng...

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