[Uncomfirmed] YUI to Perform at Kouhaku

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Kouhaku is an annual music show on the New Year's Eve produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on both television and radio, nationally and internationally by NHK's networks and some overseas (mainly cable) broadcasters which bought the program. The show ends shortly before midnight (when NHK switches to a frenzy of "Happy New Year" greetings from around the nation).

Literally "Red and White Song Battle," the program divides the most popular music artists of the year into competing teams of red and white. The "red" team or akagumi is composed of all female artists (or groups with female vocals), while the "white" team or shirogumi is all male (or groups with male vocals). The honor of performing on Kōhaku is strictly by invitation, so only the most successful J-Pop artists and enka singers can perform. In addition to the actual music performances, the costumes, hair-styles, makeup, dancing, and lighting are also important. Even today, a performance on Kōhaku is said to be a big highlight in a singer's career because of the show's large reach.

This year YUI is among the list of female performers to appear on Kouhaku!! This is her first performance on the famed program. It is said she might be performing LOVE & TRUTH, but it is not certain as of now. As for now, we can hope for her performance to be awesome (as always).

Other female performers include Ayumi Hamsaaki, BoA, Koda Kumi, Namie Amuro, Mika Nakashima, Ai Otsuka, Angela Aki, and Leah Dizon. Other artists include mimiharu GT, the brilliant green, Perfume, Every Little Thing, and many more!

source: http://www1.plala.or.jp/nakaatsu/07yosouaka.htm


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Anonymous said...

Yay Yui!

Anonymous said...

Go, YUI! Kill Leah!

Lisa said...

can't wait for the performance!