On August 13th, Fuji TV aired their annual summer music show, FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri. This year’s show features artistes such as Yamashita Tomohisa, Kis-My-Fts, SMAP, Momoiro Clover Z, 48groups, WaT and more. Check out the official site for the full lineup.
Highlights of the show include:
- Theme song of FujiTV drama “Wakamono Tachi” (Tsumabuki, Eita from the drama also showed up)
- Yamashita Tomohisa‘s new song “Hello” from upcoming album
- Japanese version of “Love is an open door” from movie Frozen
Yamashita Tomohisa x Hata Motohiro – Hello
I liked the CD version but the live is quite boring.Well, credits to Yamapi for trying to keep the mood high though.
Japanese version of “Love is an open door” in a stage play setting. It was definitely one of the more well-received performances of the night, judging from the cheers.
SMAP x Suga Shikao x Yamapi x Kis-My-Ft2 – Yoru Sora no Mukou
One nostalgic SMAP song and nice solo from Kimura and his guitar
Kis-My-Ft2 – Another Future
Kis-My-Ft2 x T.M. Revolution – High Pressure
Yuzu x Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Natsu iro
Yuzu x Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Hanabi
Nishino Kana – Watashi tachi
Momoiro Clover Z/ Ebichu/ Team Shachihoko – Nana iro no Stardust
I don’t follow these idols but this song is quite nice and their vocals seem to be better than the 48groups?!
AKB48 – Heavy Rotation (Kawaei Rina center)
Kawaei makes a great center for this song! That’s the most Yuko-like solo dance i’ve ever seen, and that solo line at the end was pitch perfect! (even better than Yuko hehe)
AKB48 x WaT x Naoto Inti Raymi – The world is ours!
I chose to post this song cos of WaT. How long have they been missing from the music industry?! Teppei looks as cute as ever…the 48girls are so lucky!
AKB48 – Kokoro no Placard
To be honest this perf is horrible.I wouldn’t blame it that much on the live singing. It was more of the band and that weak trumpet solo in the middle which totally destroyed the whole song.
NMB48 – Nagiichi
SKE48 – Bukiyou Taiyou
Rather emotionless singing for such a beautiful song..