Rii has been one of the most criticised Berryz Kobo member since the beginning of group’s existence. Reasons are numerous. She gets too many lines. She has too much screening time in PVs. She is annoying. She has had too much solo photo books. She is fat. And most of all: She can’t sing.
Pardon me but I don’t agree with any of those criticisms. I’ve always said that Rii is not the best singer or even the second best. But that’s really not important. She can sing and she has learnt to sing better and better during these BK years. And most of all: I love her voice.
Zutto Suki de ii desu ka, Aya Matsuura’s single from 2005 performed in BK solo event 2008. It’s pity that we can’t hear & see the whole version of this song because Up-Front International has faded the end of the song away from FC DVD. Rii is singing so gracefully this Aya tune: