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On December 21st, the songs that Girls’ Generation, Kara and TVXQ are going to perform at Japan’s most prestigious year end music festival NHK’s ‘Kouhaku Uta Gassen’ were revealed.
From the list of songs to be performed by 55 artists at the event, TVXQ who will be participating at ‘Kouhaku Uta Gassen’ for the 3rd time will be performing ‘Why?’ which was released in January this year.
Girls’ Generation on the other hand, are looking to heat up the event with the title song of their Japanese debut single ‘Genie’ released in September last year. Kara will be presenting their ’2011 Special Medley’.
Meanwhile, the list of appearances is expected to be officially announced around December 27th. This year’s NHK’s ‘Kouhaku Uta Gassen’ which carries the theme ‘Let’s Sing for Tomorrow’ will kick off at 7.15pm to 11.45pm KST on December 31st and it will be broadcasted on both TV and radio channels.
Despite all the hype by the media and netizens, SNSD, Big Bang and Kara will not be participating in Japan’s year-end show, NHK’s “White and Red Song Battle” or most commonly known as just “Kouhaku”.
On November 24th, the list revealed by Oricon indicated that no Korean artists were invited to participate in the 61st edition of the “Kouhaku” which will be held on December 31st, 2010. Among the big names mentioned in the 44-participants roster are all Japanese top stars such as SMAP, AKB48, Koda Kumi, Ayumi Hamasaki, AAA, etc.
Some of the Korean singers who have made an appearance on the year-end show in the past are BoA, Jo Youngpil, Kaye Eunsook and TVXQ.
*Look on the positive side! The girls get a chance to welcome the new year back home and we get to see them on end of the year shows @ gayo daejun.