December 13, 2006

Sunday's SC & uploads

I know I'm late but I've been (and am) busy with the countdown to Shoon's 18th b-day and work, and I really wanted to comment on last Sunday's SC because it has been my favourite of this year together with the one in which Shoon sang Get Down. That should have been his SC. There was so much more Shoon in that one than on his own SC. ^^
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Anyway... In this one the producers were Yabu and Hikaru, but you might have thought it was produced by all Ya-Ya-yah because they had so many performances and Taiyô even appeared in the Junior ni Q section (Questions to the juniors) ^___^ ... as did Shoon with his younger brother, Reon! =D It made me so happy to see them together AT LAST! Japanese fans -and Kami-chan, who's really lucky- had already seen them together in last Summer's concert and also in the You-tachi Undoukai event, but the rest of us hadn't.
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What can I say? It was short but we got to see Reon looking at his oniichan (older brother) in adoration...
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...Shoon looking at his otôto (younger brother) with big brother's pride and tenderness...
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And I came to the conclusion that adorableness runs in the Yamashita family. Yup, must be in their genes. XD And just like that you have to love Reon. Just because he's Shoon's brother. And because he's so cute! And so shy! Shyness must run in the family as well. ^__^ And also because he's so tall at 14! He might well be the next Taiyô. And he has that low voice that you wouldn't expect at all because he looks so young! =) Well, he looks his age.
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Personally I think he pwns Yamada big time. Reon's smile is innocent and genuine, and for some reason Yamada reminds me of Tegoshi (similar round face, similar sugary smile). Not that I dislike Tegoshi, but... I don't know, he makes me think of those kids that know adults adore them and they act cute and goody-two-shoes-like to have them adore them even more. Oh, well, I'll better leave it at that. I don't want anybody to get angry at me. ^^
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It's just that I wish JE would pimp Reon at least half as much as they pimp Yamada, but it seems to run in the family too that the Yamashitas have to work twice as hard to get somewhere. It's what Shoon has been going through for four years, and now it's happening to Reon. I mean, Yamada seemingly came out of nowhere, just like Morimoto's brother and they're producing next SC? O__o??? (not to mention that Yamada produced his own SC not long ago).
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To some extent I understand Yamada producing because at least he sings and dances, but Morimoto's little brother??? Why? Because he's cute? (plus I don't think he's that cute ^^) Why then can't we have a Shoon-Reon produced SC? That would be 10 times cuter I tell you. =p
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Okay, enough about Reon. The other reason why I liked this SC so much was Ya-Ya-yah's new song, Te wo tsunaide yukô. ^________^ Sooooooooooooo beautiful! I'm always debating between liking Hikaru's or Yabu's voice better, but Yabu totally steals this song. =)
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Also, it's the first time that I like a Ya-Ya-yah song for itself, not because it's a Ya-Ya-yah song. What I mean is that, let's be honest, most JE songs are bad. I like them because I'm weird like that and I love how Japanese sounds, but when I read on Kami's blog that Ya-Ya-yah had been quoted as saying they wanted to be the Japanese Beatles I thought: "jeez, then you better give them decent songs, Kitagawa". Now, Te wo tsunaide yukô is -at least in my opinion- a GREAT song. Also, for a change they didn't have to dance all the time, and thus we got to hear their best singing and to enjoy just looking at them.
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For the first time I noticed how pretty Yabu's eyes are, even though they are small, I loved watching Taiyô really enjoy the performance -this guy is getting more and more confident on the stage by the day (perhaps because he's getting some attention at last?) ^___^-, I found myself analyzing Hikaru's hairdo LOL... and I fell all over in love with Shoon once again. *^^* The cameraman is to blame. =p Almost at the end of the performance there's a close-up of him, and he looks at the camera and somehow his eyes twinkle slightly and his whole expression softens and it makes you melt. *__* I haven't recovered yet. XD
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Oh, yeah... forgot about Shoon and Reon's bit on Junior ni Q. ^^ Watch it:
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We also had the same medley all the juniors performed on Music Station. Look how happy Taiyô and Shoon seem. =)

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Hikaru and Yabu did a nice rendition of Kizuna with Nakamaru... though it seemed to me they were holding their voices not to outshine Nakamaru:

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And then there was a lovely Xmas medley:
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I also updated the treasure box with these clips: from SC 2006.12.10: Te wo tsunaide yukô [81 MB], Shoon&Reon in Junior ni Q [13 MB], MS medley [98 MB], Xmas medley [76 MB], Kizuna [35 MB] ; 2002.10.05 Sekai... [83 MB], 2005.02.20 Midnight Train medley [118 MB] Thanks a lot to Yungboy for helping me uploading some of these. =)

9 comments:

allyson said...

Hikaru and Yabu did a nice rendition of Kizuna with Nakamaru... though it seemed to me they were holding their voices not to outshine Nakamaru

that's what I thought too! since usually Yabu's voice tend to sound very dominant when he sings with others (he practically drown Taiyo's in Te-Yukou) but here he and Hikaru did just what they were supposed to do, back-up vocals^^

and OMG I so saw that twinkle in Shoon's eyes too!

alei said...

OMG !!! haha ~ That makes 3 of us who seen the twinkle in Shoon's eyes !!! I totaly melted to <3 hehe ~
Everyone did a great job for that song, and I can't stop listening to it .. I think I have heard it like 500 times now XD haha ~
and I keep watching the video ~
Anyways, Thanks for uploading the videos ! And, I put 2 videos from ur dailymotion on my Xanga, and credited to u ! =)
I am so glad that they finally let Shoon and Taiyo sing more and show them more on tha camera !!! yeaa !! (^o^)/"

O!! and one more thing ! I like ur B-day site dedicated to Shoon ! Awsome ! =) I signed the guestbook too ! That would be realli cool if Shoon found ur site and actually could read everyones entry to him and know how much his fans are supporting him and care for him !

Well, have a good night !

fatalblue said...

Wow! That really is a good song, very beautiful sounding and Shoon *_* There's no doubt about it that was definetly a twinkle in his eye!

I also agree on the voice thing too. I generally consider hikaru's voice the strongest, but this time yabu's voices pawns,

Lastly it was soo nice to see the Yamashita bros togther, they are so lovely togther, but man Reon seems
pretty tall for 14, he's like as tall as his big brother!

Thanks so much for putting up the clips!

神ちゃん said...

Personally I think he pwns Yamada big time.[...] Oh, well, I'll better leave it at that. I don't want anybody to get angry at me. ^^
TOO LATE, LADY!!! *looks for a stick to poke Irea with* LOL

Morimoto's little brother??? Why? Because he's cute?
For the same reason as Reon. Because he's the cute (but not quite as cute) little brother of someone who's already there. JE totally believe in genetics.

they were holding their voices not to outshine Nakamaru
And that wouldn't have been too hard. I must say I wasn't too impressed with Nakamaru's rendition of Kizuna. Kame's version pwns big time.

Airi said...

...for some reason Yamada reminds me of Tegoshi (similar round face, similar sugary smile). Not that I dislike Tegoshi, but... I don't know, he makes me think of those kids that know adults adore them and they act cute and goody-two-shoes-like to have them adore them even more.

Wow, thanks for totally insulting my most favorite and adored JE member :( If it werent for the fact that I love your site I might have gotten angry :D;;

Thanks for the clips yo~

Anonymous said...

can you make Te wo tsunaide, the MS medley and the Xmas medley into MP3s and upload them to YSI?

Anonymous said...

I took junior ni Q<3 thank you!

anyway... i am continuing the fic but i have no confidence to post them up. XDD Seriously, i am VERY GLAD AND RELIEVED that kitagawa decided to give them some decent song. Not that other songs are not decent but, this songs is really too good that it hurts~ WAAAA~ XD

and right, taiyo's getting more and more confident already. Which i totally <3 alot and hope that he would get his SC asap. *prays* I like hikaru's voice better in this song, in fact i LOVE hikaru's voice anytime. and i found out that chibi hika sounded like akasaka akira from hikaru genji!! XDD serious, if you have the time try listen to hikaru genji's STARLIGHT @ 3:12. XD

YUI said...

^that one above was actually me. i forgot to write my name. ^ ^"

Dilys said...

THis blog is amazing!!! I love it. Wow, i had no idea that Shoon has a brother. But still shoon is hotter. Ya ya yah seem so mature now.