After the mobile app or website registration, Applicants will go through a screening process using the information, photos and/or videos they provided on the mobile app or website registration. Qualified applicants will be notified and will go through the next stage of the audition, selection and elimination process.
• Applicants will be called-in for physical audition to be held in three (3) key areas (Baguio, Batangas & Metro Manila) • Viewers can “Like” unlimitted applicants who they think should be part of the top 200 • Selection of Top 200 will be based from the MNL48 mobile app ranking • Top 200 will be announced live in Showtime • The top 200 performances will be screened and evaluated by AKB48 founder and General Producer, Mr. Yasushi Akimoto for the selection of the top 100. • Live announcement of the Top 100 • Top 100 will start their intensive training for the General Election • Voting for the General Election begins! (1 vote per supporter) • Viewers can only vote for 1 aspirant who they think deserves to be in Top 48