TWICE was spotted at the airport as they head to Japan to ring in the New Year performing on NHK‘s Kouhaku Uta Gassen.
— SK (@SubjectKpop) December 28, 2019
Kouhaku Uta Gassen, also known as Red and White or the Red and White Song Festival, is an year-end annual event organized by the NHK. It is a prestigious program that showcases both the most popular current musicians, as well as top old school performers, such as traditional enka singers. This will also be the first year beloved Japanese comedian Beat Takeshi attends as a performer rather than as an MC!
This is TWICE’s third consecutive appearance on the popular program. They are the only foreign girl group to have been invited three years in a row.
To get yourself hyped for TWICE’s appearance on the Red and White Song Festival, check out this old interview conducted by comedian Naomi Watanabe from the 68th Annual Kouhaku Uta Gassen: