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Johnny’s Jr. TV music festival on New Year’s Eve

10:30 JST November 28, 2010 2 comments

More than 250 Johnny’s Jr. boys, NYC, Tomohisa Yamashita (NEWS), and Kazuya Kamenashi (KAT-TUN) took part in the first “New Year’s Young 東西歌合戦 (Tozai Uta Gassen)!” on November 27 in Tokyo’s NHK Hall, reports Sponichi Annex,

The music special saw teams of Yuma Nakayama (16) & Kansai Jr. and A.B.C-Z & Johnny’s Jr., with talents aged between 10 and 27 years-old, compete in a singing fight off as they performed 22 songs released by their Johnny’s seniors.  The show is scheduled to be aired on TV on New Year’s Eve.

NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen competitors NYC (Ryosuke Yamada, Yuri Chinen, Nakayama) also made an appearance at the show, which was held at the same venue as where they will be in a month’s time.

“Last year I was so nervous I don’t remember anything.  I hope I can relax this year,” Yamada said.

The group performed their single “よく遊びよく学べ (Yoku Asobi Yoku Manabe)”.

Other guest appearances included seniors Yamashita (25) and Kamenashi (24).

The show also announced a new Jr. group “ジャPAニーズ HI(ハイ)! (JaPAnese  HI!)”.

Johnny’s & Associates president Johnny Kitagawa has been reported to have said he hopes the show would evolve into an annual show, acting like the supporting act to Kohaku Uta Gassen.

“Tozai Uta Gassen” will be shown on Japanese TV on New Year’s Eve from 3pm on TV Asahi.




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