さくらまや

Watching the video, you might think it’s 荒牧陽子 (Aramaki Yoko) again. You’re not wrong, it is her. But instead of her, I’d like to introduce the girl she impersonated last in the video.

さくらまや

Having debuted at 10, she has released 5 singles and 1 mini album as an 演歌 (Enka) singer to date. Now at 13 and being able to sing like that, I think she deserves some attention.

If you’re wondering what she meant when she told 有田 (Arita) 「言わないでくださいよ」 (please don’t say), she was referring to Arita telling everyone that she was going to make a “surprise” appearance. This was the 3rd time Aramaki appeared as a special guest on the show and the 3rd time they arranged for the original singer’s “surprise” appearance and also the 3rd time Arita told everyone about it before the performance began.

I just caught another episode of Star Draft on TV and Aramaki appeared the 4th time. Not unexpectedly, they arranged for yet another “surprise” appearance by the original singer and not surprisingly, Arita blew it by hinting it, not at all subtly. But each time it happened, it got funnier and funnier. I think it turned out not that bad because it’s something new. Surprises are getting old.

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