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Old 11th August 2018, 10:33 AM
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I also just watched it and I really loved it. She looked amazing and I liked the questions they asked her about what she would tell her younger self and so on.
I think it was a over all great 30 min special and I hope not only her die hard fans watched it.
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Old 11th August 2018, 10:37 AM
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I don't know, but something was off when she sang TO BE, I can't really put my finger on it, but it was somehow strange to watch. aeternal's vocals weren't good and I didn't like it. Especially not after a ballad like Voyage, it simply falls flat in every aspect compared to Voyage. Voyage was a beautiful performance. Vocals were good and she seemed very happy performing it. Definitely my favourite part.
Other than that I liked the talk, it was fun!
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Old 11th August 2018, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by tenshi no hane View Post
I'm watching it live right now. During her talk with the hosts, she mentions she has 7 dogs. She actually moved house for her dogs To give them more space to run around. With more garden, etc.

They look back a bit (since it's her 20th anniversary). Apparently there'd be times when she got home from a day of work only to be told "We'll pick you up again in 20 minutes". In other words, she had close to zero free time.

She'd tell her younger self that becoming an adult is alright. In the past she didn't know anything and that made her feel scared/anxious all the time. But she's learned a lot over the years.

edit: Hmm I actually like aeternal better live. The instruments come to life better?
thank you!!!

omg the 20 minutes part! seriously Ayu wow what a hectic schedule!

so it is not that she cant afford the house but because of her dog she need to move lol

hmm I hope anyone would translate the interview? I can sub it
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Old 11th August 2018, 11:08 AM
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loving her hair and dress!
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Old 11th August 2018, 11:20 AM
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I didn't see TO BE and Voyage yet, but damn she sang aeternal perfectly live.

Thanks to ownsarai for the great set!
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Old 11th August 2018, 11:27 AM
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Has anyone recorded it? I was playing on PS4 and totally forgot its today!

Edit: Just saw Voyage and aeternal on twitter. She pretty much nailed them both!

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Old 11th August 2018, 12:09 PM
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I just watched the performance of æternal and I liked it! In my opinion she sang it very well.
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Old 11th August 2018, 12:15 PM
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Full show

She was so beautiful and did so good...

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Because I don't even want to make them understood
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Old 11th August 2018, 12:40 PM
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Thank you ! This year TV lives are indeed quite impressive.
I even wonder how on earth she managed to sing without shouting or being off key. It seems miraculous.
That said I have a lot of TROUBLE (huhu) enjoying her actual voice but it is something really personal... It found it okay during Voyage choruses but I didn't like TO BE at all.
Still, very good job ayu. Keep on the good work.

Oh and I have to say I was really pleased to see her acting naturally (I feel) during the interview.

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Old 11th August 2018, 01:03 PM
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Solid performance with Timmy looking demure (for a change). I didn't liked TO BE performance, to much shouting but it is better than MUSIC STATION performance from last year. Voyage and aeternal are good.
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Old 11th August 2018, 01:19 PM
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My main problem with the performances is that it seeems that she doesn't know how to perform to a TV show anymore. I feel like she's so used to do her tours and big performances that she's not connecting with the audience that is at home. During TO BE and Voyage she does not look to the camera at least once, but you can see that for A Song For XX, during the best part of the song she's singing for you, looking at you. I don't know, that's how I feel.

Other than that Voyage was perfect! Her voice was well controled and I was surprised! She was screaming during TO BE's chorus, but that's her way of singing TO BE for the past couple of years. Overall the vocals were pretty impressive. æternal was basically the studio version, with the good vocals and all.

Btw, it's so funny seeing the M performance, with the band all in the back with low lighting. haha And gosh, her vocals during 2004 ♥
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Old 11th August 2018, 01:26 PM
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aeternal performance was AMAZING! Absolutely loved it and even the shouting parts sounded great. I love this song so much <3
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Old 11th August 2018, 01:28 PM
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Thanks for the links, I liked Voyage and aternal. I'm surprised she still can sing so high like on Voyage.
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Old 11th August 2018, 01:33 PM
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Thank you for the link.
She NALIED the 3 performances omg I'M BALD
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Old 11th August 2018, 01:43 PM
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TO BE is a song she really should avoid now. I understand she really is trying, but it just doesn't sound good with her current vocal tone.

Voyage was lovely. Very gentle and delicate delivery, she should feel proud of that. aeternal works better as a song live, than as a studio recording. Really wasn't feeling it, until this live rendition.
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Old 11th August 2018, 01:44 PM
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she sounded sooo good!

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Old 11th August 2018, 01:56 PM
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She performed so well!!! I love aeternal <3
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Old 11th August 2018, 01:58 PM
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Voyage performance was really nice and she did great on arternal ! I like this song more and more ! <3
I have never been a fan of TO BE and I think this song has always been difficult to sing for her and even more so today.

Well, She was very cute and fun during the interview, I love see her like that !

Thanks for the links =)
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Old 11th August 2018, 02:01 PM
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She looked really, REALLY pretty, so much better than in others TV appearances lately and sounded great imo her vocals were on point most of the time, yeah TO BE was probably the weakest performance but it was really good compared to the MUSIC STATION one from last year (it was last year? I don't really remember lol) and aeternal was great, the more I listen to that song the more I like it (I mean on the studio version). Wish we could get subs, she looked really relaxed answering those question and looks like she made a few jokes there.
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Old 11th August 2018, 02:02 PM
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Her best TV live this year, hands down. Her "screaming" sounded more controlled, all of it really. Yeah she had some pitchy moments...but she's never been a perfect singer. And for someone with her hearing issues on top of that? This was great.

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