Dec 05 2007
Let’s talk about the hello project performance on FNS Kayousai! What the hell, let’s call it the hello project clip of the week even.
Overall, I am impressed. The gang’s all here (minus cute), but I was happy to see Mari, Yuko, Kei, and some of the other elder club members who don’t seem to perform much these days. Oh, and with the possible exception of Aika’s, I really loved the costumes. They were oh so shiny and festive, like tinsel!
Now, it was a very good show, but if I could re-do the performance to my liking I would make a few changes. First, either lose Berryz or add C-ute and let them all sing. The h!p kids have really outgrown their “back-up dancers” roll, and since C-ute seems to be, at the very least, Berryz’s equal nowadays, it doesn’t make sense to have one without the other in this kind of performance. As for the set order, I would keep the Aya performance, then let the OG sing some Love Machine on their own, have MM’s current members sing some of one of their more recent songs on their own, and then keep the end the same with everyone doing Renai Revolution together. I think it would make a neater package that way, because so much of everyone performing together on that smallish stage takes away from the impact and starts to become overwhelming. Oh, and I wouldn’t have Koharu and Konkon (two of h!p’s worst singers) sing duet lines together in RR21. That was the weakest part of the whole performance. If you must showcase these two, at least pair them with someone who can sing.
Some more observations…
-JunJun’s hair looks nice like that
-The dance part of RR21 was rather impressive with all those girls doing it together
-Ayaya looked like she didn’t want to be there during the Renai Revolution performance. She wasn’t even smiling. Maybe she should have just done her song and then made a graceful exit
-Sayumi seems to have lost some of the chub she gained recently. Man that girl’s weight fluctuates a lot
-LinLin is a great dancer
-What exactly was everyone on stage doing when they were showing the clip of the old Love Machine performance?
-Risa’s hair is…poofy…very poofy
-Celebrating the 10th anniversary with the classic songs is good and all, but I really hope MM does at least one of their more current songs on Kohaku