She's the least talented person in the group lol. Everyone considered a poor or mediocre singer in Angerme is a poor or mediocre singer.
Well we certainly are all entitled to our own opinions. I was simply expressing mine. And as a fan I was just being excited for a girl who I am cheering for and who I think can sing. Naturally she will become even more talented with the vocal and dance training they receive at Hello Project, but I like her singing right now. I certainly don't think she is the least talented singer or dancer in Angerme. I'm also not saying she is the best singer or dancer. I just think, like I said, that she is a hidden talent, or being slept on as it were.
So I like vocalists, and idols generally aren't the best vocalists. That being said Hello Project has a large number of vocally talented idols. Even in that type of climate, I still don't think that Kawamura is the least talented in the group (or hello project).
This random page on the internet gives us a judging criteria for singers. It lists vocal range (how many notes can you sing the piano, the more the better your range) , vocal quality (texture and tone of the voice), subtext (conveying the meaning of the lyrics when singing), stage presence (how you act on stage), and audience response (did the audience like it?).
I will only talk about vocal range and quality, as they pertain the most to whether a person can sing. I will also add intonation (hitting the right note, if you can't you are tone deaf) as I feel its imperative to judge the quality of a vocalist. As for her vocal quality I think it is on the generic side (not shrill, not mellow, not gravely, but in the middle). Her voice does not have any special tone or quality to it like Michishige or Kanazowa Tomoko. Her voice is also on the softer side as far as power is concerned (I know a lot of people only really care about powerful vocalists and that is fair). I think she has standard vocal quality for an idol. She seems to be a soprano, but I can not be sure.
Anyways here are some examples of her singing with autotune.
Here is an example of her singing without autotune
Karaoke (01 夢見る15歳 02 スキちゃん 03 夕暮れ 恋の時間) - she has a couple intonation errors, but its minor in my opinion. More than anything her diction could use some work in this video, but thats being nitpicky. And to be super picky, her rhythm for singing was off at times, but overall, Id said she did a pretty good job, plus she did not practice this like it was a live performance. As someone (probably tsunku) has said about sakura oda she is vocally gifted, but she needs to improve her rhythm (and I think she has since that comment). She is just in Karaoke singing away having fun, wishing she was in Hello Project.
Here is an example of her singing and dancing
夢幻クライマックス - this is by far the most vocally demanding song on the list. As it is highly dependent on rhythm and has a large-ish range. In the verses she is singing in the bottom of her register and the chorus is much closer to her comfortable range, its about an octave higher than the verse. So the fact she can sing the octave gives her at the very least decent range, but I don't know how high she can push her vocals. But this song is definitely around the bottom of her vocal register. Her biggest problem is her rhythm, which makes her singing sound a bit sloppy, even if her intonation is fine. She was hitting the correct pitch, but not always at the correct time. That can be taught, she can improve that.
This was from hachikin girls
So in my humble opinion, she is no "best singer in H!P," but is certainly in the top 50% in my estimation. I think she might go higher if she studies properly. Only time will tell. But I'm still excited to see her solo! :)
And since I'm talking about Kawamura enjoy this karaoke background video with images of Kawamura :) For the fanboys of course...
The sung version of the song by Peggie Hayama (The Showa era... when musicians needed real talent to be popular...)
Edited by jigenbakuda, 14 February 2018 - 10:56 PM.