Official list for 62nd Kouhaku Uta Gassen performers!!

The official list is out! As expected, the list make me disappointed..T____T

Red Team (28)
aiko
Ashida Mana
Ayaka
Angela Aki
Ikimono Gakari
Ishikawa Sayuri
AKB48
KARA
Kawanaka Miyuki
Kanda Sayaka
Koda Kumi
Godai Natsuko
Kobayashi Sachiko
Sakamoto Fuyumi
Shiina Ringo
Shoujo Jidai
Tendo Yoshimi
Natsukawa Rimi
Nishino Kana
Perfume
Hamasaki Ayumi
Hirahara Ayaka
Fuji Ayako
Matsuda Seiko
Matsutoya Yumi
Mizuki Nana
Mizumori Kaori
Wada Akiko

White Team (27)
Akikawa Masafumi
Arashi
Itsuki Hiroshi
Inawashirokos
EXILE
NYC
Kitajima Saburo
Go Hiromi
Suzuki Fuku
SMAP
Sen Masao
Tohoshinki
TOKIO
Tokunaga Hideaki
AAA
Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi
Nishida Toshiyuki
Hikawa Kiyoshi
Hirai Ken
FUNKY MONKEY BABYS
Fukuyama Masaharu
flumpool
Hosokawa Takashi
Porno Graffitti
Mori Shinichi
Yuzu
L’Arc~en~Ciel

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!!!

One thought on “Official list for 62nd Kouhaku Uta Gassen performers!!

  1. i found this while googling “why can Kpop enter Kouhaku 2011”. I share the same feeling as you.
    This is Kouhaku. and like u said, this japanese legendary event. For Japanese artist to enter Kouhaku is A GREAT HONOUR, and all of sudden, this year, not 1 but 3 Kpop group get to enter…..
    and yes, while other Japanese artist are struggling to enter kouhaku, it seem like TOO easy, and TOO unreasonable for these 3 groups to make it to Kouhaku.
    im dissapointed.

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