The official list is out! As expected, the list make me disappointed..T____T
Red Team (28)
White Team (27)
FUNKY MONKEY BABYS
right now, Kouhaku is trending in twitter. i don’t care about it but i’m sad that this year, three kpop groups will be performed at this great event. of course they are popular but Kouhaku is not about popularity. what make Kouhaku such a prestigious event is the HISTORY. you can read from wiki about Kouhaku Uta Gassen.
Tohoshinki, Shoujo Jidai and Kara. they made into Kouhaku. these three groups have its own fanbase in Japan. we know that THSK has been in Japan for long years so it’s not surprised if they perform in Kouhaku since they were performed there for two times. but for SJJD and KARA. i’m not saying they are worst or bad but, they just made their debut in Japan less than two years! how come they can be invited in this event?
even though they can sell many copies in Japan but still it is irrelevant for them to be at Kouhaku. it’s too early. maybe it’s fine for KARA as we can see their effort to promote and release single and album in Japan with original Japanese songs but still..too early for that. SJJD in other case, i don’t see the reason at all. except for the popularity. some of the members cannot speak Japanese properly being invited in Japanese legendary event……..
last year, none of Kpop groups made into Kouhaku but this year, 3 GROUPS!
seriously this list isn’t show the prestige of Kouhaku. because it is too easy for them to be there while other Japanese artists had been struggling for years too be invited.
now, two of the most prestigious things in Japanese Music Industry has lost it’s own prestige. first, Tokyo Dome and second, Kouhaku Uta Gassen.
Lastly, congrats to all the artists!!!