I wonder if she wanted to be in MM so she could have a lighter schedule. Dark horse indeed. It will be interesting to see what sort of performer she will become.
It is said that her mother is a Morning Musume fan and influenced her.
I still don't know her real ability.
Re: Masaki - I thought she said had no dance experience? Ballet is definitely dance experience, even though it's quite different from what H!P does. I wonder if they played up the "no experience" thing because she sucks at dance so bad? I feel like they're really setting her up to fit the ideal Morning Musume mold of totally inexperienced girl who blooms into a beautiful butterfly as if by magic.
As for 9th and 10th members, I think they are quite experienced girls.
Before they joined Morning Musume, Riho and Ayumi went to dance school, Erina and Haruna belonged to the model office, Mizuki and Haruka are from H!P Egg.
Certainly, Kanon and Masaki are called "no experience". But Each of them has an unique personality and perfect pitch.
What they want is just "the experience of Morning Musume".