UTAGE! is a weekly music show hosted by SMAP’s Nakai and AKB48 Watanabe Mayu. Every week invited guests take turns to cover songs requested by the audience.
This week, SKE48 and Kis-My-Ft2 subunit Busaiku coupled up to backdance for Ninomiya Ai as she covers Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You“.
As it was the first time for both idol units to be dancing with each other, their atmosphere behind the scenes was a curious point of discussion. Apparently, the members of Busaiku were shy and couldn’t look at the SKE48 members in their eyes. Jurina complained that Senga Kento was looking at her mouth, while Rena pointed out that Takashi Nikaido was fixated on Ryoha’s stomach. What did you think of their performance?
The choreographer behind this dance is Kaba-chan, the same person for HKT48’s single “Hikamae I Love You”.The choreography was certainly playful and cute, although there could have been more interactions or some skinship between the couples.
T.M Revolution’s Nishikawa: “The girls’ costumes were very cute, but somehow it looked like they were dancing with their managers.
Kitagawa Ryoha was asked if Nikaido finally met her eyes. “It felt forced..”
Nakai: “Look at her..she’s going to cry. You don’t have to mind! If anything happens i will protect you!”
Matsui Rena also spills the beans on Miyata Toshiya. “During the rehearsal, he said he has a Christmas face. I wonder what that means.”
Miyata Toshiya: “My fans always tell me they’d feel happy if they look at my face.”
Nakai: “In the first place, these girls aren’t your fans!”
For those interested, rest of show below.
SKE48 – 12gatsu no Kangaroo