"As all positions had now been revealed, Hikari stepped out on stage, at the same time as the non-elected members left their chairs as well. "That is it. The Senbatsu for the 561st single is here, on stage. The single itself will be revealed in a few weeks' time."
After that, she walked away from the stage, and a few minutes later, the Elected members followed her. Once backstage, they were taken to a few seats for photographies by the media."
~ The Thread takes plays directly after the Senbatsu Sousenkyo~ The members are backstage right now.