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Posted by KayRosa AKP STAFF 24 days ago

'Kōhaku Uta Gassen' staff members had gone to Europe to try to recruit BTS for their program

(Bangtan Boys) BTS

It was revealed that BTS was sought after by 'Kōhaku 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 'Kōhaku 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 'Kōhaku 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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Rephudence 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

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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Spreadlovenohate 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Agreeeed

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caribbeangal 24 days ago 4
24 days ago

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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rania4 24 days ago 3
24 days ago

I went to see the movie yesterday. I am telling you, it was like war to secure the tickets

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BunnyKookie97 20 days ago 2
20 days ago

That is why I made my dad pre-order tickets a month in advanced.

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changminbaby 24 days ago 5
24 days ago

lol the tea is so hot today too

haters i know you love bts but this is not healthy

anyway take 2 sec to see this pic

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changminbaby 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

here because we all need good "tea"

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changminbaby 24 days ago 0
24 days ago


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Datboiyoongz 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

I love it

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Datboiyoongz 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

I saved this image to my camera roll thank you

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changminbaby 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

you are welcome XD

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Spreadlovenohate 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

and of cos in the end the shows lose the huge deal thanks to their political drama

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melon 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Kouhaku has a lot of older artists. 70% I either don't listen to, don't know or don't care for. I definitely think it's a show for the older generation. I don't think having BTS will improve their drop of audience. It's been going on for so long though I do hope the show continues on.

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NgohiongPuso 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Kohaku Uta Gassen should just donate the money they'll pay BTS to any foundation that helps comfort women... I am pretty sure they'll be praised around the world if they'd do that... They'll be dissed in their country though...

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whatever101 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

LMAO anyone who follows the show knows this complete bs especially if they're doing this for the ratings given the current political drama and the opposite effect it would have


at the end of the day if they REALLY want BTS to come they'll simply wait till next year when things have cooled down otherwise i highly doubt they're gonna be running after an artist (especially a foriegn artist) to perform on the show unless that artist is extremely ELUSIVE and legendary in the industry like Utada Hikaru and Namie Amuro.

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rania4 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Well... the staffs really went all the way to europe to cast bts.

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Stopudelulu 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Stay salty eggshit. They are not gonna invite exoflop even that flop is super free end of the year

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Duckface9 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

Don't believe in this. NHK hasn't made any statement about BTS or any other Kpop group. Why would a Kohaku staff fly to Europe to cast BTS instead of contacting Big Hit? lol

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rania4 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Can’t u read NHK statements up there? they revealed that they themselves have gone all the way to europe to cast bts for the show. It’s funny how antis are in denials and their brains can’t process this kind of information as the news of bts success hurt their heart.

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Mkm 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

you are funny! it's literally written up there, go double check why would they lie when they know it will be in articles. and everyone will read the news.

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darkangel452 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Wow

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Stopudelulu 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

nothing great abt kohaku. Dick clark is million times more relevant. Even dick clark is fighting for bts appearance

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