Posted by KayRosa AKP STAFF Sunday, November 18, 2018

'K?haku Uta Gassen' staff members had gone to Europe to try to recruit BTS for their program


It was revealed that BTS was sought after by 'K?haku Uta Gassen' staff members in Europe.

Due to diplomatic issues, the chances of K-pop stars appearing in the NHK year-end music program had become slim. However, insider personnel of NHK recently revealed that the attempts of staff members had not been halted; NHK employees had even visited Europe last month (when they were on tour) to try to cast BTS.

As the viewer ratings of 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' continue to go down gradually every year, Japanese media outlets had initially tried to recruit big K-pop stars such as TVXQ or BTS to be on the show. According to the Japanese journalist Toshi Yoshioka, BTS' Japanese activities are already in the talks for early next year, with Japanese media trying actively to bring them back on board. 
On the other hand, since 'K?haku Uta Gassen' "does not greatly influence their popularity", the lack of BTS' appearance on the show does not seem to be a deal breaker for the group. For example, Yoshioka spoke on the demographics for 'K?haku Uta Gassen': since the viewers are much older than BTS' fans, the "already-existing popularity of BTS would not be affected", even if they do not appear.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Some additional info:

  • On 18th JPN Nikkan Gendai criticized that there is no impact in any of the artist appearing this year for ‘Kouhaku Utagassen’
  • According to NHK staff ‘On October of this year we sent our staff to BTS’ Europe tour and tried to recruit BTS. The decision has been over turned due to the decision on ‘Forced Labor’ on 10/30’
  • The media pin pointed that even without Jimin’s T shirt issue, their appearance would have been difficult. They pointed out that Jimin’s T-shirt could have not been the main reason.
  • BTS is been getting love calls all over the world disregarding the incident. Also their schedules for JPN for next year is already being discussed. Lastly they added for BTS Who are popular within the age group of 10s and 20s. Not appearing in ‘Kouhaku Utagassen’ which major viewers are seniors, it will not have any impact on BTS’ popularity at all .(Source)

Where are all those antis saying BTS were excluded from Kohaku now? They were never confirmed in the first place. NHK staff flew to their Europe tour to cast them for Kohaku last month, which is way too late. BTS' schedule are already filled up a year in advance.

Some people actually thought this was the starting downfall for BTS, but now they are even more known in Japan. The downvotes on this article is hilarious.


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caribbeangal2,917 pts Sunday, November 18, 2018 4
Sunday, November 18, 2018

BTS are truly KARMA's children. They also just broke the record of highest grossing event cinema musical production which was previously set by 1D.


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