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Ivy! Musume Japanese Idol Cover Group Celebrates 7 Years

Ivy! Musume, the Philippine Japanese Idol cover group for Morning Musume is now on its 7th years as a group.  This group of young talented girls always amazes the audience whenever they perform during conventions.

Who is Morning Musume?

Now known as Morning Musume '17 (モーニング娘。 '17 Mōningu Musume '17.), or locally known in Japan as Momusu is a Japanese fename idol group formed in 1997.  This group holds the second highest overall single sales of a female group on the Oricon charts as of February 2012.  They have sold more than 21 million copies in Japan alone.

Ivy! Musume 7th Year

Ivy! Musume, the Philippines Japanese idol cover group of Morning Musume is now on its 7th year.  They had been to many events and conventions already.  From a simple group when we first met them in 2014, now they are one of the most popular in the Philippines.

Here is a brief interview with Ivy! Musume with Otakuplay.

John Espiritu, the handler of the group is not your ordinary Otaku geek because he is into Western but his love for Japanese music comes into play when he help this group become better.

The Group is composed of girls from Metro Manila and nearby provinces.  It was the result of 3 actual auditions starting in 2010, having every applicant.  To prove themselves in singing and dancing just like their counterpart in Japan.  Each member goes through a talent development enhancement.  The girls, mostly in their high school and college years.

Ivy! Musume members

Trina Espinosa – (Leader) 23 years of age, From Dasmarinas Cavite. Studied at Lyceum University of The Philippines Cavite campus graduate of AB Mass Communication. Trina loves doing fandubs, voice over and singing. She is also a member of “Hana No Hime” (Flower Princess) with Riza Iwasaki before she was offered to join Ivy! Musume. Trina is already working as a Professional CSR Agent.

Yanie Mae Florante Diaz – (Sub-Leader) 21 years of age, from Commonwealth Quezon City, Recently graduated from Saint Francis De Assisi, She is now a College graduate of Industrial Engineering at Quezon City Polytechnic University. Into Anime and Cosplaying.loves to dance and sing. She is the Group’s center Girl started in 2015.

Elaine Amoroso Lachica - (Sub-Leader #2 and Choreographer) 21 Years of age, from Antipolo City, Studying at La Salle Antipolo. Is a prolific dancer and singer. Started dancing at a very young age. She is also a founding member of the Group “Love Tierra” a Sing and Dance Group Based in Antipolo City.

RM Robles 17 years of age, (Trainee # 1) from Quezon City, the newest to join last year [2015], studied at Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma High School. A promising young singer who dreamt of joining a dance group. Started dancing at a very young age. Her interest are Anime, manga, J-Pop and of course the Japanese Culture. She considers Morning Musume her best inspiration in life to pursue her dreams. She is the younger sister of Judy Robles, who had a short stint with Ivy! Musume.

Nicole Faith Carit - 18 Years of age,hails from Antipolo City, The only remaining member of (New Rose), aside from Dancing and Singing also write her own songs, plays soccer and plans of becoming a Policewoman in the future. She had been on a hiatus for a while and being reinstated today December 31, 2017 as an official member again.

Kristine Dizon - 23 Years of age, Founding Member of Ivy! Musume (First Generation) and former leader who graduated last January 3, 2016 who is now The Ambassadress of Hello! Project Philippines and still helps in Ivy! Musume as a Guest Member.

Past Members:

  • Renechelle Grade - First Leader,
  • Mikki Dela Cruz - First Sub-Leader,
  • Rhianna Casey Mullen - Second Leader,
  • Beatrix Carino
  • Christine Ainah Ison - Third Sub-Leader,
  • KissChel Estrella
  • Kimberly Roxas
  • Rose Ann Francisco
  • Rei Francisco
  • Lin-Lin Nuqui
  • Jamae Buensuceso
  • Danielle Ignacio
  • Charmaine Legaspi
  • Myka Daclan
  • Michelle Dizon
  • Diane Priel
  • Lojuera Azogue - Fourth Sub-Leader
  • Judy Robles
  • Kristine Dizon - Third Leader
  • Mari Abundo 
  • Ashley Perez 
  • Anya Feliciano

Ivy! Musume Performances

Here are some performances of the group.  For more information about them just visit their Facebook page.  If you have any message or feedback you can add it as a comment to this post.

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