59th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen

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Kōhaku Uta Gassen
Season 59
Broadcast December 31, 2008
Venue NHK Hall, Tokyo
Chronology
59th

The 59th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen (第59回NHK紅白歌合戦?), referred to from hereon as "Kōhaku", was aired on December 31, 2008 from NHK Hall in Japan.

The music show on New Year's Eve is broadcast on both television and radio, and divides the most popular music artists of the year into competing teams of red and white.

Hosts[edit]

Performers[edit]

The singers, announced on November 25, 2008, are ordered below according to the gojūon.

Red Team White Team
Singer Song Singer Song
aiko (7) KissHug Masafumi Akikawa (3) Sen no Kaze ni Natte
Thelma Aoyama (debut) Soba ni Iru ne Aqua Timez (2) Niji
Junko Akimoto (debut) Ai no Mama de... Hiroshi Itsuki (38) Itezuru
Ayaka (3) Okaeri Exile (4) Ti Amo
Angela Aki (3) Tegami ~Haikei Jūgo no Kimi e~ Saburō Kitajima (45) Kita no Ryōba
Ikimono-gakari (debut) Sakura Takeshi Kitayama (4) Kibō no Uta
Sayuri Ishikawa (31) Amagigoe Kimaguren (debut) Life
Ai Otsuka (5) Ai Yūsaku Kiyama (debut) Home
Miyuki Kawanaka (21) Nirinsō Kobukuro (4) Toki no Ashioto
Girl Next Door (debut) Guzen no Kakuritsu Jero (debut) Umiyuki
Kumi Koda (4) Taboo Shuchishin with Pabo (debut) Shuchishin Kōhaku Special
Natsuko Godai (15) Kyōto Ninenzaka SMAP (16) Kono toki, kitto yume ja nai (Kōhaku Special)
Sachiko Kobayashi (30) Roran Tōhōshinki (debut) Purple Line~Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?
Fuyumi Sakamoto (20) Kaze ni Tatsu Tokio (15) Amagasa
Speed (4) White Love (Re Track) Hideaki Tokunaga (3) Rainy Blue
Yoshimi Tendō (13) Tonbori Ninjō Kiyoshi Hikawa (9) Kiyoshi no Zundoko Bushi
Mika Nakashima (7) Orion Ken Hirai (9) Itsuka Hanareru Hi ga Kite mo
Mitsuko Nakamura (13) Kawachi Otoko bushi Akira Fuse (24) Kimi wa Bara Yori Utsukushii
Ayumi Hamasaki (10) Mirrorcle World Porno Graffitti (7) Gift
Perfume (debut) Polyrhythm Kiyoshi Maekawa (18) Tokyo Sabaku
Yo Hitoto (5) Hajimete Kenichi Mikawa (25) Sasoriza no Onna 2008
Ayaka Hirahara (5) Nocturne Mr. Children (debut) Gift
Ayako Fuji (16) Akai Ito Yutaka Mizutani (debut) California Connection
Fujimaki Fujioka and Nozomi Ōhashi (debut) Gake no Ue no Ponyo Shinichi Mori (41) Ofukurosan
Kaori Mizumori (6) Wajima Asaichi Naotarō Moriyama (3) Ikiteru Koto ga Tsurai nara
Akiko Wada (32) Yume WaT (4) 36°C

Results[edit]

The winners were the shirogumi, the white team, making it their 4th consecutive win. The white team now leads with 31 wins over the red team with 28 wins. The table below documents the voting and points distribution:

Method Red Team White Team Total
Number of votes by NHK Hall audience (including judges) 594 votes 1,853 votes 2,447 votes
Number of votes via cellular phone 22,330 votes 53,951 votes 76,281 votes
Number of votes via 1seg 22,763 votes 38,957 votes 61,700 votes
Number of votes via digital TV poll 66,313 votes 110,789 votes 177,102 votes
Results 112,000 votes 205,530 votes 317,530 votes

See also[edit]


Preceded by
58th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen
Kōhaku Uta Gassen Succeeded by
60th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen