NHK announces official Kohaku performer lineup

NHK has just announced the performer lineup for this year’s Kohaku Uta Gassen. A total of 44 artists have been invited, with an even split of 22 on the Red Team and 22 on the White Team. 5 of them will be making their first appearance on the show, including Kana Nishino and AAA.

Some early news reports proved to be wrong: artists such as BIG BANG, KARA, and Masahiko Kondo did not make the final list.

Artists are listed in Japanese alphabetical order. The performance has not yet been announced.

Red Team:
aiko
Angela Aki
Ikimono Gakari
Sayuri Ishikawa
Kana Uemura
AKB48
Miyuki Kawanaka
Kumiko
Kumi Koda
Natsuko Godai
Sachiko Kobayashi
Fuyumi Sakamoto
Yoshimi Tendo
DREAMS COME TRUE
Mitsuko Nakamura
Kana Nishino
Ayumi Hamasaki
Perfume
Ayaka Hirahara
Nana Mizuki
Kaori Mizumori
Akiko Wada
White Team:
Arashi
Hiroshi Itsuki
HY
EXILE
NYC
Yuzo Kayama
Saburo Kitajima
Hiromi Go
Kobukuro
SMAP
TOKIO
Hideaki Tokunaga
AAA
Kiyoshi Hikawa
FUNKY MONKEY BABYS
Masaharu Fukuyama
flumpool
Takashi Hosokawa
Porno Graffiti
Shinichi Mori
Yusuke
L'Arc~en~Ciel
Kohaku Uta Gassen will run from 7:30pm to 11:45pm on December 31.

Source:
NHK

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