It is said that there are more or less 300 people participating in the Kouhaku this year which will be held on the 31st of December. All singers aspire to go up on the stage of the NHK hall during the last day of the year, but the venue isn't what one could particularly call "huge." So how do the performers get around backstage?
This topic was featured in Wada's program Akko ni omakase! last December 1. There are apparently 7 dressing rooms at the NHK hall.
The 1st dressing room is used by the male host(s), which means that Arashi will be utilizing this again this year. The 2nd dressing room is allocated for the female host, which means this will go to Haruka Ayase. The 3rd dressing room is reserved for the most distinguished male singers such as Saburo Kitajima, Hiroshi Itsuki, and the like, while the 4th dressing room is reserved for the female singers such as Akiko Wada, Yoshimi Tendo, etc.
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Sakiko Matsui of AKB48 revealed on a radio program that they "ran into MomoClo who just finished their set as AKB48 were on standby." It might be easier to imagine the dressing room situation while keeping in mind that these situations occur.
Akiko Wada also said: "There are toilets in the host's rooms, so when Arashi or Nakai host the program, I use theirs".
Quit appealing that you're an old man
I don't really care about this, but the article is amusing
I get the feeling that she says she's gonna use the toilet, but she's actually hijacking their room and makes herself comfy
So she's trying to say that she's different from the other singers, huh
She doesn't have any huge hits but she still gets to sing every single year
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>so when Arashi or Nakai host the program, I use theirs
Why doesn't she go use the the female host's toilet?
I bet there are some artists who'll accept offers to perform at the Kouhaku if Akiko Wada withdraws
Isn't it because of the massive amount of AKB members? Why don't they just make their senbatsu members perform?
She should probably use her kouhai Ayase's dressing room this year. Rather, I really don't get why she has to go to the men's dressing room.
Maybe it's hard for her to go the the female host's dressing room since that changes every year. But this year it's Ayase, her kouhai in Hori-Pro so she can even linger there for a long time w
Akiko Wada almost never sings anymore, I really don't get why she gets to perform every single year. All it seems to me is that a power of darkness is behind all of this.
So she's saying here that she goes and uses the male host's dressing room, and not the female's.
Isn't this her coming out of the closet that she's actually a man?
Can't she just go use Haruka Ayase's?
She's a kouhai from her agency after all...
And of the same gender.
Why is she on this program every year?
I'm certain that someone from AKB poops. If there are 100 people there, there's bound to be at least 1 person who poops.
So what slot is Wada in?
She's not a singer anymore, right?
Ohno: "If you're looking for Akiko, she's in my room taking a dump"
Arashi's already got 5 members, and they're probably fighting over the toilet themselves. And Wada's there with them?
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