It's official! Aya Ueto will be featured in this year's Kouhaku. It is the first time she appears on the show and she will be singing "Ai no Tameni". And to top it off, she is going to be the Starting Act for the entire show! Just like what SPEED did a few years ago when "White Love" was sung by 3-80 year olds.
(photo courtesy of NHK)