Mrs M has a bit of a crush on two-time winner Nicholas Edwards - a twenty-one-year-old American with big blue eyes and even bigger hair - and the winner of the sixth show was a Londoner called Paul Ballard, but if you're looking for genuine singing ability, the real star of Nodo-jiman Za! Wahrudo has been Chris Hart.
Nodo-jiman Za! Wahrudo came along at exactly the right time for Hart, who won the star prize at his first attempt in March 2012, singing Kazumasa Oda's ballad Tashika-na-koto (video here) and the SMAP song Yozora-no-mukoh. The funniest thing about his performance of the latter (video here) is that Masahiro Nakai - who is SMAP's version of Andrew Ridgely and famously can't sing - is one of the co-hosts on Nodo-jiman, and had to look on as Hart showed him how it was done.
Hart was contacted the next day by Jeff Miyahara, one of the most renowned producers in Japanese pop music, and his debut album, Heart Song, was released in June this year. Of course the true test of Hart's longevity will come when he turns his vocal chords to some original compositions, but for the moment, Heart Song shows what he has made of some of the most memorable J-Pop hits of recent years - this is a snippet from his version of the Yusaku Kiyama song Home.
At the time of writing, it is still possible to book Hart as a wedding singer via his official homepage. OK, so this is actually part of a semi-charitable scheme which has seen Hart perform for free in disaster-affected areas in the north east of the country - all you have to do is write to him and state a decent case for why you would like him to sing for you - but this opportunity will surely not be available for much longer. Most of the dates for his forthcoming national tour are already sold out, and Hart is, I suspect, destined for much bigger things.