A rare +ve report on Akina ^^
Roughly in English:
Yamaguchi Momoe, when being informed about Akina’s cover of her 『いい日旅立ち』, said that she would like Akina to know that she is most happy to have Akina reviving the song.
This is a rare gesture from Momoe. Despite over the years many artistes have covered Momoe’s songs, Momoe herself has always refrained from commenting. This is probably the first time Momoe responded. As Momoe treats 『いい日旅立ち』 as her baby, Momoe’s "acknowledgement" is a recognition of Akina’s singing ability.
The reporter went on to compare Momoe and Akina, stating that both of them entered the entertainment world for the sake of their family. Momoe wanted to provide for her mother and younger sister, while Akina wanted to fulfill her mother’s dream of becoming an artiste. In addition, both started off as idol and soon became diva (with recognition from the media and peers). Also, unlike Seiko’s, Akina’s vocal is also deep and rich like Momoe’s.
Some 関係者 also revealed that Momoe likes to sing Akina’s songs at home using her home karaoke entertainment set.
Great news, isn’t it ^0^/
Hope Akina will sing at least one verse at encore during her Summer concert. And definitely, cut it into a single~! Maybe the coupling number can be "夢前案内人" or "Imitation Gold". haahaaa… hamu’s wishful dream~