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The 65th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen (第65回NHK紅白歌合戦) was the 65th edition of NHK's Kōhaku Uta Gassen held on December 31, 2014, live from NHK Hall from 19:15 (JST) to 23:45 (JST), with a 5-minute break for latest news. This was the 26th Heisei Era edition. For the third time since 2012, the WHITE TEAM won the contest, thus making the 36th overall.[citation needed]

The 65th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen
65th Kouhaku Poster.jpg
Created byTsumoru Kondo
Presented byYumiko Udô
StarringArashi
Yuriko Yoshitaka
Opening theme"Utaô no March"
Ending theme"Hotaru no Hikari"
Composer(s)Tsunaki Mihara
Production
Production location(s)NHK Hall
Tokyo, Japan
Running time265 minutes
Production company(s)NHK
Release
Original networkNHK-G
NHK World Premium
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseDecember 31, 2014 (2014-12-31)
19:15 –
23:45 JST
(5 minute break for latest news)
Chronology
Preceded by64th (2013)
Followed by66th (2015)
External links
Website

Contents

BroadcastingEdit

On September 4, NHK reported the event broadcast schedule. It was the 4th consecutive year (5th, together with the 2009 edition) in which the Kōhaku Uta Gassen's performance would last four hours and 25 minutes. The transmission is made in Japan by NHK-G and the NHK Radio 1. The other countries can also watch the program on NHK World Premium.[1]

On October 10, Yuriko Yoshitaka and Arashi were announced as captains of the Red and White teams, respectively. The year's theme was "Sing! All come together on New Year's Eve" (歌おう. おおみそかは全員参加で) and Yumiko Udo was the mediator for the 3rd consecutive year. On November 26, the list of program artists was announced. On December 23, the program judges were announced. On December 25, the song order was revealed.

Overall ViewEdit

Performance orderEdit

Editions appeared in are in parenthesis.

Red Team White Team
Order Artist Song Order Artist Song
First Part
"Utaō no March" (Opening Theme)
1 HKT48 (Debut) "Melon Juice" 2 Sexy Zone (2) Kōhaku ni Hitomebore[a]
3 E-girls (2) "Highschool Love" 4 AAA (5) "Sayonara no Mae ni"
Arashi meets Yo-kai Watch (1) "Yōkai Taisō Daiichi" (Dream5 Performance)
5 Miwa (2) "Faith" 6 Kōhei Fukuda (2) "Tōkyō Gorin Ondo"
7 SKE48 (3) "Bukiyō Taiyō" 8 Go Hiromi (27) "99 wa Owaranai"
NMB48 (2) "Ibiza Girl"
9 Ayako Fuji (20) Ayako is Proud of Her Hometown:
Let's Keep At It North-east!!
10 Porno Graffitti "Apollo"
11 Nana Mizuki (6) and T.M.Revolution: Kōhaku 2014 Special Collaboration[b]
13 Natsuko Godai (21) "Hitori Sake" 12 Chris Hart (2) "Ito"
15 Kana Nishino (5) "Darling" 14 Sandaime J Soul Brothers (3) "Ryusei"
16 Kaori Kozai (18) "Sake no Yado" 17 Takashi Hosokawa (38) "Ōen Uta, Ikimasu"
19 Yoshimi Tendo (19) "Yappa Sukiyanen" 18 Hideaki Tokunaga (8) "Hana wa Saku"
Arashi meets Yo-kai Watch (2): "Arashi"/"Gera Gera no Uta" (King Cream Soda Performance)
20 Fuyumi Sakamoto (26) "Otoko no Himatsuri" 21 Shinichi Mori (47) "Toshiue no Hito"
22 Akiko Wada (38) Furui Nikki: 2014 Kōhaku Special 23 V6 (Debut) "Wa ni Natte Odorō"
Second part
Hanako to Anne: Special Compilation
24 Ayaka (7) "Niji Iro"
25 May J. (Debut) "Let It Go (Ari no Mama de)" 26 Sekai no Owari (Debut) "Dragon Night"
27 Perfume (7) "Cling Cling" 28 Golden Bomber (3) "Memeshikute"
29 Momoiro Clover Z (3) "My Dear Fellow" with Mononofu Japan 30 Kanjani8 (3) "Omoidama"
32 Kaori Mizumori (12) "Shimane Koi Tabi" 31 Kiyoshi Hikawa (15) "Choito Kimaguren Wataridori"
34 Ikimonogakari (7) "Golden Girl" 33 Hiroshi Itsuki (44) "Yokohama Tasogare"
35 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (3) "Kira Kira Killer" 36 Tokio (21) "Love You Only"
Minna de Utaō Anna to Yuki no Joō
37 Sayaka Kanda (2)
Idina Menzel
"Umarete Hajimete/"Let It Go"[c]
39 Ringo Sheena (2) "Nippon" (Kōhaku Borderless Version) 38 SMAP (22) Minna de Utaō! SMAP Medley[d]
41 Hiroko Yakushimaru (Debut) "Woman "W no Higeki" yori" 40 Exile (10) "New Horizon"
42 Sayuri Ishikawa (37) "Amagi-goe" 43 Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi (4) "Ashita e Tsuzuku Michi"
Special Guest: Akina Nakamori – "Rojo (Tierra)"[e]
44 AKB48 (7) "Kokoro no Placard" 45 Masaharu Fukuyama (7) 2014 Special Medley[f]
46 Miyuki Nakajima (2) "Mugi no Uta"[g] 47 Akihiro Miwa "Ai no Sanka"
Special Guest: Southern All Stars – "Peace to Highlight", "Tokyo Victory"[h]
49 Seiko Matsuda (18) "Anata ni Aitakute (Missing You)" 48 Arashi (6) 2014 Thanks Medley[i]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Kimi ni Hitomebore", "Otoko Never Give Up", "King & Queen & Joker"
  2. ^ "Kindan no Resistance", "Preserved Roses"
  3. ^ Broadcast from New York, United States.
  4. ^ "Shake", "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana", "Top of the World"
  5. ^ Broadcast from New York, United States
  6. ^ "Human", "Kusunoki". Broadcast from the Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan.
  7. ^ Broadcast from the NHK Broadcasting Center in Tokyo, Japan.
  8. ^ Live from the Yokohama Arena in Yokoyama, Japan.
  9. ^ "Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi", "Guts!"

ParticipantsEdit

  • Akagumi: Yuriko Yoshitaka
  • Shirogumi: Arashi
    • Masaki Aiba, Jun Matsumoto, Satoshi Ohno, Kazunari Ninomiya, Sho Sakurai
  • Mediator: Yumiko Udô
  • Live Comments: Michihiko Yanai, Yoshihide Otomo, Bananaman
  • Judges: Hiroshi Abe, Mao Inoue, Matsuya Onoe, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Tamori, Miho Nakazono, Yukie Nakama, Mika Ninagawa, Shinya Yamanaka.

ResultsEdit

Final Results
Votes Akagumi Shirogumi Total
Partials 194.838 259.846 454.684
Overall 481.221 535.458 1.016.679
Individual Results
TV, 1-Seg, Apps & NHK Hall
DTV 364.866 350.757 715.623
1-Seg 13.006 18.988 31.994
App Android 102.102 164.245 276.347
NHK Hall 1.247 1.468 2.715
Winner Team: White
Ratings (Kanto): 35,1% (1st Part) & 42,2% (2nd Part)

TriviaEdit

  • For the first time since 1999, Ayumi Hamasaki did not participate in the Kōhaku.
  • V6 made his debut in Kōhaku. The band is known for performing opening themes from Inuyasha and Ultraman Tiga. Yoshihiko Inohara serves as captain from White Team on following edition (66th).
  • With the graduation of Saburo Kitajima from Kōhaku, Shinichi Mori becomes the artist with the most appearances in the program, with 47 in total. Kitajima performed for the last time in 2013, after 50 performances.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "朝日新聞デジタル&w(アンド・ダブリュー)". 朝日新聞デジタル&w(アンド・ダブリュー).

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