Really happy that Yui ranked 8th! It's higher than sousenkyo, and it gives us a better idea of her popularity/recognition. She also wrote in mobame that she was really happy to rank up. Mobame pics from Japan Record Awards, Kouhaku, and New Year's theater show: At the New Year's theater show, she had a pretty funny MC. During the Kouhaku performance of RIVER, Yui said the first line where she shouted, "AKB~ 48!" She was extremely nervous, and although it went fine in rehearsal and she said it normally, during the live performance her voice became really high-pitched. Afterwards, she was curious about how it was received and searched for herself on Twitter. She found a tweet that said "Yuihan's RIVER intro was poop", complete with a poop emoji. She wasn't upset at this, but she just found it funny. It still pops up now if you search "ゆいはん RIVER" on Twitter, along with people defending and praising her performance. Personally, I thought it was higher than normal, but that's just part of Yui's charm. Yukirin also complained about Yui's high voice during her mochi-pounding. ===== Now I hope Yui gets some rest! Her eyes have been a bit red lately, probably from sleep deprivation.