Another first for Arashi! Arashi will finally debut on the prestigious year-end NHK Kouhaku Utagassen music programme.
This year's Kouhaku will be hosted by SMAP's Nakai Masahiro and for the first time will include three Johnny's acts: SMAP, TOKIO and Arashi. (Apparently NHK gave in to Johnny's request to increase their quota to three bands instead of two.)
More info on Kouhaku here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dhaku_Uta_Gassen
And I'm not sure about this, but I think the show can be watched on NHK World. Someone please check this, thanks. ^^
Thursday, 31 December 2009.
7:15 - 11:45 pm.Confirmation:
The list of performing artistes on Kohaku's official website is up. You can check here: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/kouhaku/artists/index.html
White Team includes Arashi, NYC Boys, SMAP and TOKIO from Johnny's. 4 acts from JE!
Looks like Chinen, Arashi/Ohno fanboy, gets to be on Kouhaku for the first time with Arashi as well. Oh the joy~ :D The 60th Kouhaku sure looks to be a memorable one. Talk about ending the year with a bang for Arashi. ^^