Aug 29 2008
Someone…a while ago, and I’m truly sorry that I don’t remember who, posted a couple of videos of an adorable little girl doing h!p dances and, at one point, shoving her little brother out of her spotlight.
I happened to come across some of her latest efforts, and I’ve got to say, I’m actually starting to take cute little h!p dance girl seriously. Reasons:
1. She’s steadily improving, both her dancing and her singing. For realsies.
2. She has a good sense of rhythm. That’s something that’s a hell of a lot harder to teach than technique.
3. She has shown some real commitment to this idol thing. The girl is only 6, and look at all the dances and songs she’s learned (17 I think). That had to take A LOT of practice and commitment, and shows unusual maturity for a 6 year old (reminds me of MaiMai, who also seemed unusually mature for a 6 year old, and look at her now)
4. She’s started to gain an actual fan base on the internet. I might be included.
Here are some examples. Of course, she’s not perfect by any means, but she’s only 6. Imagine what she could do in another few years if she sticks with it.
Namida no Iro. Pretty good singing here.
Meguru Koi no Kisetsu. The reappearance of little brother! Like a true professional, she totally ignores him. Death by cuteness. We’re talking pile of kittens level cuteness here.
KissKissKiss. Another favorite of mine. She’s really got this dance down, even the hard part at the instrumental break.
My verdict is that this girl has real idol potential, the kind of thing that Tsunku’s always looking for. I’d say she’s really got another couple of years before she could be ready to be in the h!p eggs or anything, and she may well lose interest in this before that point, but just imagine if she did become a successful idol someday. It’d make a nice story, wouldn’t it?
One parting question I have though. Who is teaching her these dances? I kind of doubt it’s her Dad (who I’m pretty sure is running the video camera). Could she actually be figuring these out on her own by just copying the video? That’d be a whole ‘nother degree of impressive.
I’m not stalking a little girl am I?