A longer version of Oda Sakura singing during her audition. I’m listening to it again as I am writing this. I am actually a little blown away about how great she sounds. There is a control to her voice that I haven’t heard in a Hello! Project singer in quite a while. She also has more power, sings more from her diaphragm, better than I can remember most H!P singers. The song itself sounds like a song of victory. If you catch me in the correct mood, I might shed a tear over this.
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Here’s Sakura-chan’s S/mileage footage. I am in wonder how I could have forgotten this girl. Did I not see her singing during the S/mileage auditions? Did they not play all of her footage during Hello! Pro Time? All I remember from her is that forehead! As she is singing “Uchouton Love” (my favorite S/mileage song) she sounds like she is faking. She is purposely trying to sound like a S/mileage girl. I can hear her imitating each member’s voice when their line is song. “Here’s some Sakitty, followed by some Yuuka. You want some Kanyon? How about Dawa? Too bad, I can’t sing Dawa ’cause she always sounds awful!”
As a ripe old 13 year old, she has already gone through some pretty big changes in her looks. I’m excited to see how the life of a Musume and another couple of years will cultivate her style. Good God, she’s already cut her hair short for you, Tsunku!