Without much surprise (that’s with a lot of confidence), both 明菜ちゃん’s nominated songs: DESIRE and 飾りじゃないのよ涙は are ranked in the top 100 songs of the NHK 紅白歌合戦 スキウタ survey.
The confirmed list of singers for Kouhaku will take reference from this survey results and try to invite the singers onto the show this year.
A few interesting notes to share:
1. As rumoured, Yuming(松任谷由実) has been approached to perform on 紅白 this year. And in the results of the survey, her 守ってあげたい is ranked within the top 100.
2.山口百恵 remains to be the eternal idol : いい日旅立ち,プレイバックPart2、秋桜
3.Some other 80s idols have songs in the top 100 :
♪ あなたに逢いたくて 〜Missing You〜
3. There are some songs in the top 100 which Akina has ncluded in her Utahime series:
From Utahime Series
♪ ワインレッドの心 Apologies for this mistake
4. The following songs can be classified as Akina-related songs:
♪ 駅 (In the results, this is "owned" by 竹内まりや
♪ 知床旅情 ( 加藤登紀子、composer for 難破船）
♪ 君がいるだけで（米米クラブ、Theme song for 「素顔のままで」）
5. 初めて出逢った日のように by Park Yong Ha is in the top 100.
The final list of singers will be announced soon, perhaps in the next few days. We can all look forward to the invitation for Akina this year! But…would it DESIRE alone or a hit-medley?