The formation of JKT48 was first announced on September 11, 2011 at an AKB48 event held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. The interview for new applicants will take place in late September, with the final audition for the finalist being held on October 8-9, 2011. The members will be announced on October of 2011.
Akimoto Yasushi, the judge and the general producer, commented at the press conference, “Though there are many differences in cultures, languages, customs, and national characters (in comparison to Japan), I felt the certainty of success at the audition today.” He continued, “Japan is having a hard time because of the Tohoku earthquake, but I believe JKT48 can be the bridge between the two countries.”
There were about 1,200 applicants/inquiries for the audition, and they reduced them to 50 girls after the selection and the interview. The judging for dance and singing, as well as the interview were all held at the final audition.
yesterday , the formation on JKT48 has announced , total are 28 members (don't know where the 20's left)
here we go with the member list :
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the page is in indonesian and japanese, if you're get confused at indonesia and don't understand it you may asked me for farther info . . .
overall all the members are good ,
preview song isn't available yet . . . .