NHK revealed the participants for the 61st Kohaku Uta Gassen 2 days ago. As expected AKB48 has been invited once again to the show, bringing their attendance count up to 3. AKB48 made their first appearance on the 58th Kohaku Uta Gassen in 2008 where they sang Aitakatta and Nantetatte Idol together with artists Shokotan and Leah Dizon. They were absent on the 59th Kohaku Uta Gassen the subsequent year, but were invited again in 2010 to the 60th Kohaku Uta Gassen to sing [RIVER Surprise Kohaku Remix], a medley of RIVER and Namida Surprise.
There are a total of 44 artists participating, 22 of the Red Team and 22 on the White Team. This year's Kohaku will be hosted by Matsushita Nao and Arashi. The show will start on 7:30PM on 31 December 2010 and will run until 11:45PM.
Official website: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/kouhaku/artists/index.html
I'm very excited for this. Last year's RIVER Surprise Kohaku Remix performance was very awesome. It was expected but its still a nice feeling to see AKB48 in that list. Wonder who from SKE48 are going to join in this time. I hope none though because I want to see SKE go in Kohaku on their own.
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