Takahashi Juri’s speech: I was 15th in last year’s Sousenkyo. In the year end Kouhaku elections, i wasn’t ranked in senbatsu. So to stand here again is really unexpected. From the audience i was watching the crying members of Future Girls. Surely the fans are equally happy or sad. When i look at the members in Under Girls who say they want to marry or will marry, when i think about the complicated feelings of the fans and members(Future Girls) who cried, i’m really pained.
Okada Nana’s speech: When i ranked in Senbatsu last year, i was able to be a fixed senbatsu for the rest of the year. Something in me changed. From now on, i am very conscious that our generation has to lead the Group. But now, i can tell that we can’t create a bright future. Now, i often see members who land themselves in scandals or cause trouble, then joke about it/create headlines and try to RISE from it. It’s all fine. If we’re all serious then it’s going to be boring. But i don’t think we should copy it. Instead, if we work seriously, I believe we can reach the top. I want to change the group as someone who can receive the rewards by working hard.
For both of these 19 year old captains to be touching on the topic at the same time, i suppose the situation must be really bad. It makes me wonder what Yokoyama is doing as the overall leader.