We announced back in July that Pledis Entertainment would be looking for a 9th member for After School through an audition, and it got an overwhelming reaction from everyone. Pledis has announced this evening that the search for the group's 9th member has now been narrowed down to just two candidates, who are shown in the photo above. The public search for the 9th member happened between July 30th to August 16th through blogging tool me2day. After the initial search, the potential candidates went through two stages of auditions - and now only two remain (left - Yoo Ara, oliviara; right - Kim Kyung Mi, yooy1288). A representative from the company commented, "Think of it as picking out the 9th member in advance. It is not certain at this point whether they will become a part of After School or not. The final decision will come after training." So far, no information other than the photos has been released regarding the two candidates, although the girl on the left looks like actress Park Eun Bin. Stay tuned to allkpop for more details about the 5th generation.
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