Susan Boyle To Sing On Japan’s Most Popular Year End Program

According to Asahi Shimbun [J], NHK, nation’s public broadcasting organization, announced that this year’s most Internet-buzzed singer Susan Boyle will appear in Kohaku Utagassen [J], Japan’s most popular TV program which once 80% of Japanese, still 40% watches on new year’s eve [J].

photo by Deborah Wilbanks from Wikipedia

[Update 2010-01-01] NHK put the recorded program on their paid web site “NHK On-Demand”, but only Susan Boyle part is excluded as they could not get permission from her.

But as the program is “the nation’s favourite”, it should be viewed couple of million people and not possible to stop it spread. You can just search and find it on several online video services.

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Comparing Susan Boyle, Exile (Japanese pop unit) and Jero (the first African American enka singer in Japan, who made Kohaku appearance last year) on Google Trends

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@akky is one of the first Japanese pro-bloggers [J]. He also leads Asiajin, writes a tech column on The Japan Times, consults for some foreign companies interested in Japanese web market. (please inquire to akimoto on gmail.com).