61st NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen

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Kōhaku Uta Gassen
Season 61
Broadcast December 31, 2010
Host(s) Red Team: Matsushita Nao
White Team: Arashi
Venue NHK Hall, Tokyo
Runtime 4 hours 15 minutes
Winner
White Team
Chronology

The 61st NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen (第61回NHK紅白歌合戦?), referred to from hereon as "Kōhaku", aired on December 31, 2010 from NHK Hall in Japan.

This was the last time the Kōhaku was broadcast in analog television transmission. As of July 24, 2011 the digital television switchover throughout Japan will occur, when analog signals (both terrestrial/over-the-air and satellite) will be shut off and rendered obsolete. As such, the 62nd Kōhaku (on December 31, 2011) will be the first time the Kōhaku to be broadcast entirely in digital. The 61st Kōhaku was broadcast in Hi-Vision (high definition) between 19:30 and 23:45, with a five-minute break for news between 21:25 and 21:30.

Timeline[edit]

All events listed below occurred in 2010.

October 14
Date and time of broadcast announced. Theme announced as "Bonding through songs".
October 26
The mascots for Kohaku announced Uta♪Ukki-
November 3
Team leaders announced as Matsushita Nao for the red team and Arashi for the white team. This marks the first instance of a group (Arashi) being in charge of a team.[1]
November 17
Announcement of the organizational group and radio broadcasting details on the official Kohaku Twitter.[2]
November 24
Selected participants announced streaming on the internet and on live TV.[3]
November 29
Start of the recruiting for the judges in the audience.

Performers[edit]

The singers, announced on November 24, 2010, are ordered below according to the gojūon. Names in bold letters did not perform in the preceding year's program.

Red Team White Team
Singer / Group Name Appearances Singer / Group Name Appearances
aiko 9 Arashi 2
Angela Aki 5 Hiroshi Itsuki 40
Ikimono-gakari 4 HY Debut
Sayuri Ishikawa 33 Exile 6
Kana Uemura Debut NYC 2
AKB48 3 Yūzō Kayama 17
Miyuki Kawanaka 23 Saburō Kitajima 47
Kumiko Debut Hiromi Go 23
Kumi Koda 6 Kobukuro 6
Natsuko Godai 17 SMAP 18
Sachiko Kobayashi 32 Tokio 17
Fuyumi Sakamoto 22 Hideaki Tokunaga 5
Yoshimi Tendō 15 AAA Debut
Dreams Come True 14 Kiyoshi Hikawa 11
Mitsuko Nakamura 15 Funky Monkey Babys 2
Kana Nishino Debut Masaharu Fukuyama 3
Perfume 3 Flumpool 2
Ayumi Hamasaki 12 Takashi Hosokawa 34
Ayaka Hirahara 7 Porno Graffitti 9
Nana Mizuki 2 Shinichi Mori 43
Kaori Mizumori 8 Yusuke Kamiji 2
Akiko Wada 34 L'Arc-en-Ciel 4

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Performance listing[edit]

Red Team White Team
Singer Song Singer Song
First-half
Ayumi Hamasaki (12) "Virgin Road" Exile (6) "I Wish For You"
AKB48 (3) Kōhaku 2010 AKB48 Kamikyokutachi SP NYC (2) "Yoku Asobi Yoku Manabe 100% NYC"
Angela Aki (5) "Kagayaku Hito" AAA (debut) "Aitai Riyū"
Mitsuko Nakamura (15) "Kawachi Otoko Bushi" Flumpool (2) "Kimi ni Todoke"
Ayaka Hirahara (7) "Voyagers" Yusuke (2) "Hito"
Natsuko Godai (17) "Hitori Zake" Takashi Hosokawa (34) "Naniwabushi da yo Jinsei wa"
Kana Nishino (debut) "Best Friend" Porno Graffitti (9) "Kimi wa 100%"
Miyuki Kawanaka (23) "Nirinkusa" Funky Monkey Babys (2) "Ato Hitotsu"
Kumiko (debut) "Inori" HY (debut) "Toki wo Koe"
Kaori Mizumori (8) "Matsushima Kikō" Hideaki Tokunaga (5) "Toki no Nagare ni Mi wo Makase"
Nana Mizuki (2) "Phantom Minds" L'Arc-en-Ciel (4) "Bless"
Yoshimi Tendo (15) "Jinsei Michizure" Shinichi Mori (43) "Erimo Misaki"
Second-half
aiko (9) "Mukai Awase" Hiromi Go (23) Go!Go!Year Kōhaku Special Medley
Perfume (3) "Nee" Tokio (17) "Advance"
Kumi Koda (6) Kumi Koda 2010 Special Medley Hiroshi Itsuki (40) "Oshiroi Hana"
Akiko Wada (34) Akkoii! Kōhaku 2010 Special Yūzō Kayama (17) Wakadaisho 50-nen! Special Medley
Sachiko Kobayashi (32) "Kaachan no Hitorigoto" Masaharu Fukuyama (3) "Michishirube"
Kana Uemura (debut) "Toilet no Kamisama" Kobukuro (6) "Ryūsei"
Arashi (2) 2010 Kōhaku Original Medley
Ikimono-gakari (3) "Arigatō"
Sayuri Ishikawa (33) "Amagi Goe" Saburō Kitajima (47) "Fusetsu Nagare Tabi"
Fuyumi Sakamoto (22) "Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru" Kiyoshi Hikawa (11) "Nijiiro no Bayon"
Dreams Come True "Ikite Yuku no Desu"
feat. The Kōhaku Special Brass Band
SMAP (18) "This is Love" '10 SP Medley

Results[edit]

The winners were the white team, making it their 6th consecutive win since 2005 (the last red team win was in 2004). The table below documents the voting and points distribution:[5]

Method Red Team White Team Total
Total votes 367,645 votes 418,191 votes 785,836 votes
Number of votes via cellular phone 29,460 votes 51,543 votes 81,003 votes
Number of votes via 1seg 57,559 votes 69,343 votes 126,902 votes
Number of votes via digital TV poll 279,894 votes 295,637 votes 575,531 votes
Number of votes by NHK Hall audience (including judges) 732 votes 1,668 votes 2,400 votes

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