Japan holds a yearly music event called “The Kohaku Uta Gassen” or the Red and White Song Battle. This is regarded as a highly revered event and being invited to participate is usually a great honour as traditionally only the best of the best are invited to participate.
This year’s event was the 62nd annual battle and as well as a swathe of J-Pop artists being in attendance, the organisers also invited some K-Pop artists to take part. This included Korean groups Girls Generation, KARA and TVXQ which was their first time.
KARA was the 21st group to perform with a unique mashup of two of their songs, being Jet Coaster Love and Mister.
KARA – Jet Coaster Love/Mister
Next at number 25 was Girls’ Generation with their hit, Genie.
Girls’ Generation – Genie
TVXQ followed up at number 30 performing Keep Your Head Down.
TVXQ – Keep Your Head Down