|Nakamura Mitsuko and I|
|(L2R) Me, Kuroki Motoko, and Sawano|
We all arrived at the TV Asahi station where I was given a huge dressing room all to myself! Normally here in Hawaii we have to share dressing rooms! This was super cool! I got a whole room to myself, where I could sing super loud and no one could hear me, I even got a TV! Little did I know that 3 doors down Nakamura Mitsuko was getting ready to challenge me!
The big time came sooner than I though, very shortly I was back stage and I could see Nakamura Mitsuko from afar. She smiled at me waved, I
could see that she was going to be super sweet. Right before we entered Nakamura Mitsuko and I had to stand next to each other while the gates opened. Her and I talked a little bit, then it was time to start. She really calmed my nerves down!
|playing around with Kuroki|
Then it came time for me to sing 'Kawachi Otoko Bushi,' against the original
singer Nakamura Mitsuko! I
performed with all of my energy. I wanted Nakamura Mitsuko to see me so bad, singing her song, which I've been singing from when I was really young. I got a score of 91, and Nakamura Mitsuko got a 92.
I didn't care if I won or lost, I was just so happy that I got to meet Nakamura Mitsuko! She is so awesome!
Afterwards, Kuroki-san and I went out for dinner at Tenkaippin. She even bought me me shave Ice from the Natsu Matsuri that TV Asahi was hosting! We talked for so long, we were both very sad when we had to part at the end of the night. It was a very ”絆” moment. The human connection to each other. She is a very awesome woman, and I hope that I get to see her once again when I return to Japan!