明菜、紅白で19年ぶり「DESIRE」

歌手中森明菜(40)が、86年以来19年ぶりにNHK紅白歌合戦で大ヒット曲「DESIRE」を歌うことが20日までに濃厚になった。今日21日 に大みそか恒例の第56回紅白歌合戦で聴きたい歌を調査する「スキウタ~紅白みんなでアンケート」の上位100曲が発表されるが、紅組10位だった10月 6日の中間発表と同様に、「DESIRE」は上位にランクされる見込み。
 非公式ながら明菜サイドも出場の打診を受けているもようで、02年に「飾りじゃないのよ涙は」で14年ぶりに出場して以来8回目の出場は確実だ。
  「スキャンダルさえ 時代のエクスタシーよ」と歌い、レコード大賞を受賞した同曲は、明菜の代表曲として根強い人気を誇っている。40歳を迎え初のシング ル「落花流水」を12月7日にリリースするが、明菜自身の希望でカップリング曲に「DESIRE」を選ぶほど、こだわりの1曲でもある。
 また、「落花流水」は過去数々のヒット曲を生んだテレビ東京の10時間時代劇「天下騒乱徳川三代の陰謀」(来年1月2日放送)の主題歌に起用される。年末年始が明菜再ブレークのきっかけになるかもしれない。

(日刊スポーツ) – 11月21日9時52分更新
 
It’s the first piece of positive news from a more reliable source that Akina will very likely sing "Desire" at Kohaku this year, 19 years after she first sang it in 1986. I beleve they are expecting her to feature strongly on tonight’s 「スキウタ~紅白みんなでアンケート」on NHK, which Ranbi san has very sadly announced that he will not have access to the program.
 
On another report on Akina, which is promotion for her new single 「落花流水」, it is revealed that Akina is the first female vocalist to be selected for a period drama. I believe there are only 3 episodes, each spanning 10 hours. It is also the first time it has been confirmed that it is the theme song, and Akina personally selected the 2005 cover of "Desire" as the coupling song.

Maybe, Hamu or Ranbi san would like to post a followup on this article, explaining the full report.

http://www.sanspo.com/geino/top/gt200511/gt2005112112.html

There will be so much to look forward to if Akina does sing "Desire" this year and I remember that the last time they linked Akina with 紅白 was in 2002, which was her previous appearance. So, I see that as a good sign. Afterall, I know I had placed quite a few votes, so let’s hope we’re all gleaming from face to face tomorrow!

dannybunny

Akina fanboy since 14. Still undecided which are his top ten favourite Akina tracks as it's mission impossible. Digs "Everlasting Love" a whole lot more than the average Akina fan.

2 thoughts on “明菜、紅白で19年ぶり「DESIRE」

  1. It was just reported that to keep the suspense, NHK is not going to reveal the positions of each song in descending order of the Top 100, which was the initial anticipation. They are not even going to release the information apparently, so I guess we will have to wait again for their final list, which could be another week or two.

    Hmmm … I guess she should still wear a kimono for the performance, but she will have a lot to live up to!!! Do we want to imagine and help her design one? Ha! Ha!

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