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Old 25th March 2016, 05:14 PM
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Old 25th March 2016, 05:25 PM
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The stage was really cool.

I loved seeing her on Music Station after so long
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Old 25th March 2016, 07:48 PM
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Too dramatic and the vocals were pretty bad. I liked seeing her back on Music Station though, and the stage effects were great.
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Old 25th March 2016, 08:20 PM
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Oo, the vocals are pretty much standard Ayu for now, as in it could have been MUCH worse. Also it's a TV live, a medium that she's never really excelled at other than a small point in her career when she also had a talk show.

The issue I think is that some of the parts of the song used to require her to go into that nasal SQUEAKY register but now she goes in the opposite direction of them since her vocals are completely different from how the original was sung, and also she used to cut things off quite a bit more in performances of this song while this one felt a lot more whole. IMO, a good effort but nothing spectacular.

As far as this performance goes, was she just replicating the CdM ASFXX?

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Old 25th March 2016, 08:44 PM
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I don't know, I mean, I thought her vocals were good compared to some of the stuff we've gotten in the past! I realized I was getting ready to cringe when certain notes came up, but she hit them! Pretty performance, but it did go a little overboard with the flailing. It's fine in her concerts, but yeah, TV performances are usually a bit more reserved. Overall, I thought it was nice! Better than what I was expecting...
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Old 25th March 2016, 09:06 PM
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I think there's just a hugely varied expectation for Ayu lives and most fans don't have that bar set very high.

For me, I am just fine as long as it's not that 2009 era of disaster and vocal goofs. She is usually not very good on TV but at that time she was ESPECIALLY not good. I wonder if some stuff was going on at the time because that was also the time she stopped talking about drinking beer all the time and instead started becoming health guru goddess.
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Old 25th March 2016, 09:17 PM
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Compared to the CdM performance it really wasn't good, but it could have been so much worse, so I'm okay with it. The CdM performance with Out of control too was STUNNING though, so it won't compare to that. It's a shame that they cut the song, ASFXX works because of that build up towards the end and it's kind of over before it's started at this length.

I personally love that she was treating a TV live the same way as an arena live with all the dramatics! hahaha

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Old 25th March 2016, 09:19 PM
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This performance was bad. Stage is cool, but come on... she does not have to be the best singer in order to be a great entertainer, but she should really focus on her vocals.
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Old 25th March 2016, 09:22 PM
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The funny thing is that often she sounds better than most acts that appear on M-Ste.

Her vocals are almost never on point anymore for TV lives, but they're good enough.
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Old 25th March 2016, 09:34 PM
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performance was on point! and of course, as always, ask proved to be worthless
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Old 25th March 2016, 09:54 PM
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The performance was okay, I think. The vocals were the standard Ayu for now, and the style was a little too overdramatic.

I'm just glad that there wasn't any dancer this time around. I know that ASFXX isn't a song for a dancing moment, but since she does so quite often, I was worried that it was going to happen anyway.
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Old 25th March 2016, 10:00 PM
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The vocal's weren't that bad at all. The performance was good, more of that stage thrashing she seems to like.
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This was perfect, don't know why people are downplaying Ayu's greatness.
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I got chills watching this, so reminiscent yet new. The rock version was a good choice, and the continuous falling of cherry blossoms was very nice. The opening acapella part wasn`t really needed I think. Over all, I`d say an impressive performance.
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Old 25th March 2016, 10:38 PM
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That performance is also when she used to sing through her eyelids, which she doesn't do now.
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Old 25th March 2016, 11:31 PM
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This performance is what I love.

No extra rubbish dancers. Powerful. And she doesn't wear shoes in this performance! Whoa.


Edit: Oh dear.. she shakes like a rockstar at the beginning but she needs to remember her dress is quite loose (look at 3:30, she needs to pull her dress back.)

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Old 25th March 2016, 11:44 PM
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This was perfect, don't know why people are downplaying Ayu's greatness.
This is the Ayu that will forever be in my heart. Noone can say she slayed today or in the last few years compared to gold like this, it's a shame but it's the truth. I'd rather Ayu not perform and let the public remember her as this rather than the screechy, flailing performances we get nowadays
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Old 25th March 2016, 11:53 PM
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Vocals aside, I love love love this performance! For me it was everything I missed so much lately and how I would like to see her more often.
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Old 25th March 2016, 11:58 PM
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Not a huge fan of the vocal but everything else is great. I like it when it's more about Ayu on the stage than a ton of dancers.
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Old 26th March 2016, 12:01 AM
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This is the Ayu that will forever be in my heart. Noone can say she slayed today or in the last few years compared to gold like this, it's a shame but it's the truth. I'd rather Ayu not perform and let the public remember her as this rather than the screechy, flailing performances we get nowadays
I dunno, she slayed during AT10 IMO. But that was probably the last time she really REALLY did gud.
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