Music Artists You'd Like to Perform at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening CeremoniesVote here if you want this performer to sing in the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremonies 2020. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.
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In mi opinion, it is the best way for opening c: Russian girls love the GazettE
The GazettE have always been able to understand me and they have touched my heart as I know they have touched many others around the world. They are loved and adored by their fans as they feel the same way for us and I'd love for them to have the chance to be recognized for their hard work and dedication to their music and for the world to be able to hear them play their beautiful music at the Olympics! We are all Sixth Guns and we love the GazettE! GazeRock Is Not Dead!
Even if it isn't that big, Visual Kei is still a part of Japan's culture. And I think GazettE is a great example of this worldwide, so it's only natural they would perform~! Also I really would love to see them like, come on..
Their performances have a lot of energy and can get everyone pumped up and feel good! The band is capable of arresting the attention of a large audience and appeals to a variety of age groups irrespective of gender. To be honest: As a foreigner, I feel the band has a cool image - attractive but lacking the tame plastic charm of most mainstream boy bands or solo artists which have been associated with Asian artists. The band's immense popularity and charm also cannot be denied! I think they will make the opening memorable and make it unique. I am in no way demeaning other talented artists out there, but I personally feel a cool rock-band like the GazettE will make the opening memorable. Though once very unfairly considered a band for fangirls and visual-kei fans I am very pleased to see the GazettE has broken such stereotypes and boundaries. The number of male fans overseas has increased greatly offering rave reviews. I am not saying it is 'bad' to have just female fans. I am just ...more1286 Comments
National anthem in the performance of Gackt is the best in the world
GAckt is well respected among all of these artists, has inspired their career even the Gazette with his start with Malice Mizer. It was Malice Mizer who et the tone and still does, and is well respected by the Gazette, and many many other visual K bands. Has been a mentor figure for Miyavi and KAT-TUN. He has worked his whole life and despite health problems and set backs due to his enormous fame he manages to have a positive outlook for the sake of being a role model to anyone who would open their hearts and minds. His hope and urgency to help Japan are only appropriate to allow him to open such a ceremony which will no doubt allow the world to see Japan in a new beginning. He is the most suited representing the new and old generation of all artists in Japan and the true fire in Japanese hearts.
Gackt is the greatest man in my opinion! What is worthy of attention and respect. His Outlook on life and creativity are understandable to people of any nationality. He is the best candidate for this place!
In my opinion, it's safe to say Gackt has already become an international icon, whether it is because of his music, his performance in movies such as Bunraku or Moon Child or his involvement in numerous other international activities. He is well known internationally, having fans all over the world, from Japan to the USA, Germany, Romania, Poland etc and back to the other Asian countries such as China or Korea. Even leaving out fangirliness, you can't define Gackt as anything else than a perfect, complete artist. It is not that Gackt deserves it, it is that Japan is lucky to have a representative like him. A man who has been amazing the world with his art for longer than the last decade. Vote for Gackt, the man who has earned it, not the artists that, all due respect, only need the publicity.254 Comments
KAT-TUN is not perfect in dance, because they are KAT-TUN
KAT-TUN's member-ai is not your so all-perfect-I-Love-You to one another, because they don't want to cheapen their relationship
KAT-TUN's voices are not the best yet they're indeed improving, Yuuki No Hana and Sweet Chain are indeed the facts
KAT-TUN is only one, and I'm proud to be one of their not perfect fans.
Well, because nobody's perfect, you know?
Kattun deserves to be there!
They are powerful, they are young. they show you the hope, they can tell you what is persistence.
Moreover，kame and ueda are good at baseball and boxing, how qualified!
KAT-TUN is one of the most popular group in Japan. I love KAT-TUN! KAT-TUN is the best! I hope they will exceed all expectations on the concert floor for the Tokyo Olympics for sure! KAT-TUN forever!1009 Comments
Get this in the top 5 - Userguy44
And nothing else matters - SamFisher
I am saddened by the fact Metallica has fallen to number 14. Add it to the list and get it above a person who does not exist! - MattAffterburner18 Comments
They are one of the most popular Japanese band around the world. Their leader-yoshiki even have performed for the king of Japan. Their rock obviously can make everyone exciting ~
Have to be X-Japan, they are the parents of Visual Kei they made, they invented the Jrock that we know today. They lost Hide, one of the most talented musicians in Japan and can be amazing a tribute on the olympics, they have Yoshiki maybe the most talented one working on big productions around the world, all people respect, they have Hyms like "Forever Love" that ALL WORLD will understand because they mixed English, they are "The rolling stones/Beatles" of Japan, they have more than 30 years of history, and long ETC...
Please no idols, they are not the Identity of Japan (thanks God)
You know Slash is better than Hide, no doubt. Hell, Eddie Van Halen is better than this hack - LedZepp81
X Japan is history, is emotion, is my life!
What can I say about X - Japan? There are many things going around my mind when I think about this amazing band and there long history and it's a really rich history X - Japan has. They're in Japan as famous as the Rolling Stones in America and in some reports the band even be compared to them and also to the legendary band Queen and that really machtes, 'cause also X - Japan already created their own legend and they still write it on.
I admire the huge collection of genres X - Japan puts together in their music. All of the them are fantastic musicians and as well abouve all wonderful persons. Every time when I listen to X - Japan I feel a strong connection to their music and to each member. They're really unique in the way they are and how ever X - Japan is changing it's still X.
Yoshiki - san once said that how X - Japan is now is not what hide - san and he expected how it gonna be but it's a X again. And that's the case. How ever things are going the guys never give up at ...more
I cried a lot when I listened to Rin and Len's songs, such as the Story of Evil, the Synchronicity series, Soleil,...Their songs can almost reach the bottom of my heart, they showed me the love they gave for each other in each of their songs, the huge connection between siblings. I hope Rin and Len can perform at the Olympic 2020, my favorite twins.
There is no reason why anyone should dislike the adorable twins.. 2 always make a better choreography - a better performance.
Honestly vocaloid isn't always just about Miku, I just think that Len and Rin should get some attention as well as the other vocaloids.
Rin and Len is my most favorite vocaloid. Thank to Rin and Len, I've known about vocaloid. They've lead me to vocaloid. I love their song very much. Both the mean and the sound. Beside, they're very cute. Such a cute twin. their song reach the bottom of my heart. No matter what happen, they will never stay apart. I think the producer should create more song, live show and treat them more better. Miku have a lot of version, like: sakura miku, snow miku,.. But not the Kagamine twins. I wonder why. It's not fair. I hope I can see more their live show and hear more their new song.931 Comments
Keep upvoting them now! - MattAffterburner
We need more metal into the mainstream.
The same comment goes here as it did for Metallica. They are a band fir the world. - MattAffterburner
Who wouldn't want to see Britain's best band preform live during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games?
Miyavi is becoming more and more of an INTERNATIONAL icon. He doesn't just tour Asia like most Johnny's, isn't some program like Vocaloids. He is a REAL human being and is incredibly considerate (the man once gave me tea while waiting in line on the freezing streets of San Francisco at 3am! ). He and his management go out of their way to do WORLD TOURS (and yes, by WORLD TOUR, I mean they make sure to stop by the USA for concerts, not just the airports like the GazettE. That goes a LONG way in my book).
He's been filming a movie in Hollywood, people from MANY other countries will at least recognize him from that if not his music. Let's put someone on the Olympic map that will have a better chance at being recognized! More likely to please audiences of all countries than anyone! And yes, with all due respect, maybe even more so than Gackt.
I'm a fan of all of these artists that I've mentioned (minus vocaloid), but Miyavi is by far the most deserving! He has NEVER failed to do his ...more
Why isn't our SAMURAI GUITARIST higher on the list?!
He's the first Japanese musician who can pride himself with so many succesful consecutive world tours and he is one of the pioneers who brought the Japanese music industry closer to the rest of the world.
Furthermore, his music unites people from all over the world, as he teaches us to go beyond race, gender, generation, nation, language, history, religion, and to BE ONE. I think that goes perfectly with the atmosphere at the Olympics. Not to mention his ability to completely blow people away with his insane guitar playing and his versatility of style.
Miyavi is constantly sending us a message that no mather what nationality, skin color, age, religion you are music unite us all and that's also what Olympics are partially about so he's the one that should perform there and obviously ROCK THE WHOLE WORLD OUT!
A living national treasure of Japan.100 Comments
What is this vote for? Does everyone really understand what this vote mean? Yes, I willl absolutely vote the number 1 entertainer Daichi Miura here. His perform is perfect and it gives us lots of surprising. Why don't you let us share his fantastic performance with all the people in the world at the Tokyo Olympic!
His is the real singer and should be the perfect person to perform in Olympic. I can't think of anybody else who can be more suitable than him.
I definitely believe that he will make us EXCITE by his such a wonderful performance at Tokyo Olympics 2020!
He's deserve it346 Comments
They already bring in people from all over the world together. They already represent this olympic idea and quality to unity people from all over the world and therefore Babymetal is idealy suited to perform at the olympics opening ceremony.
BABYMETAL is unique, even among Japanese artists and bands. Admittedly, it would take guts to have them in the opening ceremony but as others have said in the comments here BABYMETAL have it as their mission statement to unite all people with their music so I think they are one of the best to choose for this.
According to the band itself the mission of Babymetal is to bring people of different nations and ages together which is very much in common with olympic movement goals. And bit by bit they do really succeed in it.
The obvious choice, internationally recognised Japanese band.207 Comments
They're not bad but a Japanese group/artist should perform. - RoseWeasley
Love Coldplay! Even though it would be best for a Japanese group to preform, I really wanna see this.
Let me see Coldplay, please! I cried
I love them so much
I don't think this is going to happen... But it would be awesome
We need to make this happen!
I really really want this to happen! T_T
Their songs are amazing and they should really get to perform!2 Comments
Upvote the metal bands! Keep upvoting the metal bands now! - MattAffterburner
Megadeth, Maiden, Metallica and X japan at the show. However, it happens to be cursed to never happen as computer programs designed to be fake people are now more popular than real people. Metal is not the devil's music, proven by more being Catholic, but it sure was cursed by him. - MattAffterburner
MAKE IT HAPPEN
Yes plese let this be the case that they can perform
WAKE ME UP INSIDE
Is the most popular idol group with many records in Japan, only they sold more than one million of copies of their CDS in one day :3
They are very cute! And their songs make us happy!
They are very famous, very active and suitable for representing Japan.
AKB48 is Japan's best musical group who have been making us feel better for a long time. Give the fans what they want!446 Comments
I love Linkin Park! A very famous rock band in the world, and they perform amazing and exciting shows, so I think their music style is suitable for the beginning of the Olympics!
I love Linkin Park! I and my husband are for you forever.
Linkin Park is the best band all around the world！！
Very popular band in Japan and in the world...303 Comments
In addition to its excellent temperament, the positive image of the enthusiastic public good, but also with his professional performing arts literacy, solid music skills, as well as his professionalism is closely related.
He is number one for all the time..
He constantly challenges himself and tries to surpass it.
Show should have the best artistes...127 Comments
I love KAITO. Not many people seem to like him because his voice is hard to deal with, but it's beautiful if you get it right. In his voice, you can feel emotion, just like any other person. I feel his voice is even more emotional than most of the vocaloids.
Because he is a bit forgotten...
KAITO is like a god in my world! Since I listened his song, I fell in love with him immediately! His voice is so soft that I can't calm down whenever I heard it. Although he has few supporters, I am still very happy that he does such a high ranking.
KAITO! I like it very much124 Comments
She is good also at talking in addition to a song.
Aa I love her
I think she's the best choice!
Happy on music now aloha21 Comments
I love they
Not Japanese but hell yeah - CannabisCat420
I love Green Day5 Comments
Her singing ability is wonderful!
She is my favorite UTAUloid
Being a crossdresser and an utau, I reaaly loved his version of 'ERROR' so please sing, Ritsu!
LUKA-SAMA! You MUST sing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! Luka-sama, you have the greatest voice out of all vocaloids! Luka-sama is a goddess!
She can sing in english with better pronunciation and clearance. She has a soothing mature voice which makes her sound like a rel human being which people will like who're watching world-wide.
Robots can now take over - Baveen
However, I prefer Rin and Len but maybe Luka should have a chance127 Comments
Three reasons why I chose Kanjani8:
1. Kanjani8 - amazing music group that can play music of different directions.
2. First, in Kanjani8 there is a spirit of fight. Because the group has overcome many obstacles before becoming a popular band. Secondly, the band members have a very strong bond with each other and with the fans ( fans from around the world - for example, I'm from Russia ). The Olympic Games are an honest wrestling. The Olympic Games are an event which unites the whole world. Therefore, I think, Kanjani8 are worthy to sing at opening of the Olympic Games.
3. 3. Besides the aforesaid, Kanjani8 have one more indisputable advantage - participants of group play musical instruments during performances.
Kanjani Eight has great traits that no other artist or group has. They're funny, they're cool, they're hot, and they have the power to give everyone a good feeling. If, no, when they perform at the 2020 Olympics, I know they will no doubt surprise everyone. They won't let us down. What Japan needs is something to be happy about. These guys will show us Japan's true energy.
Kanjani Eight is Japanese idol group.
Their song has power to work as all people well.
Surely I heap up OLYMPIC and will give players courage.
I am convinced that even foreign people can enjoy it.
There is a lot of conveyed thought simply because it is them who came through a painful thing.
I want all of you to listen to their song by all means.
I am convinced that even foreign people can enjoy it.
They give us power. You should see them if you want to smile.1005 Comments
In my opinion SID is one of the best bands of Japan. They have a lot of energy, and their music is amazing. I prefer this band for the Olympic games performing.
The most amazing band ever, I have been a fan for almost two years now and I can still listen to them for hours at a time their music is deep and soul shatteringly beautiful and they deserve to win this because they have worked so hard to get to where they are now so lets vote for SID!
Has different rhythms and many seem to me like foreigners like me, excellent music and voice
I need uso and rain, are the food of my soul162 Comments
Jackie would be a natural here. Experienced in singing at large special events, sings in many languages and she would love to return to Japan where she was well-received a few years ago. - BobG
I'm sick of seeing her overrated face everywhere. - AlphaQ
Jackie is well respected and loved in Japan where she has already sung with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. She is regarded by many to be the epitome of talent and class. She would make both America and Japan proud.
Correction: Hiroshima Peace Arch concert. - Trancas4 Comments
Great Band, created many songs who defined Japanese pop culture.
Lets go naruto
I love this rock band I hope they can be in this special stage, and be recognized by people around the world... They are so amazing
They are the best band in live concerts!8 Comments
I love this woman
She is the only one I know in this list, and yes I like her.
She's a lively, fine musician.
A ture singer4 Comments
Just because the ceremony is in Japan doesn't mean Westerners should be banned. Meek Mill is one of the best rappers out there now and he is capable of getting the attention of the crowd with his mad flows. So yeah, Meek Mill should be in the top 10. - SelfDestruct
She has a lovely voice, she can sing every song and it's ALWAYS beautiful so she must sing in the tokyo olympics!
I think, GUMI is my best choose. She can speak English and Japanese, her voice is very good, too. I love GUMI
Please vote for GUMI 555 GUMI is my favorite virtual singer. She is really beautiful and her voice is very good! Believe me, if you listen to her songs, you'll fall in love with her. I hope she can enter the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020!
I accidentally voted for Rin and Len caus I didn't think Gumi would be on here.
I LOVE GUMI!
Echo, Again, Wildfire, and a duet she did with Miku (I forgot what it was called), and more! She is so awesome.
I get she's just a program but the voice and music the creaters are able to produce is stunning! Besides, I feel like everybody knows Vocaloids or have at least seen them. Any of them would be great at representing Japan, but Gumi would be best. - SheWolfCloud
I love muse! They are the reason why I am who I am today, I'd be great to see them perform again.
I love Muse! I hope they continue to perform together, together again shining!
I'm crazy lovin' muse!17 Comments
Becauce it is very exciting25 Comments
He is so talented. I like him
I love V6 so much!
V6 is the best singer!
They sing the songs always make me happy:)
Please sing on that stage!
I expect this! I love them!
I love V6 so much!
I think V6 is the best of Japan singer group!
V6 makes us happy!
So I think that V6 should do it.
I love V6,and I think they will make we happy.133 Comments
IA should be recognized and introduced to THE ENTIRE WORLD
IA, a rising star, she should be with Miku!
IA has the best voice of all the Vocaloids. Her rapid rise shows her popularity.
I love IA's voice! She can be a lovely girl or an elder sister and that's awesome! Also, I love her CUTE PINK-WHITE HAIR. Her HAIR STYLE IS SO PRETTY! I love Ayano's Theory of Happiness, Outer Science, Six Trillion Years and Overnight Story... So many wonderful songs! SO LOVELY VOICE SHE HAS! I LOVE IA! She should be able to meet everyone that more people will know her.76 Comments
My all girlfriends like them I love them too21 Comments
If they all can live so long
I love Bon Jovi.
It's about representing Japan, not China. Even then, I don't get how she represents China. - SheWolfCloud
Although I am a Chinese girl, but I love every song that Ariana Grand sang.
She has a good voice
Love ariana, Chinese fans love YOU9 Comments
Radiohead will never do something like this - Weirdest-thing
They are very hard
Please please please PLZZZ
He is an angle.
His songs are excellent. And he is very handsome!
His songs are so good and the lyrics
are so good, the most importent thing is that he is truly handsome!
He should perform there :D
YUI's songs make people happier. She is like a little sun that sings with a brilliant clear voice! I think her music introduces the greatness of Japanise culture.
I think should be pick she is a really amazing singer and well know in Japan and in European countries around the world.
YUI is so great! I hope I'll see her)
I think that She is like the sun, Her songs are wonderful and encouraging. Her voice are special.73 Comments
Obscure right before the olympics lmao - xEliHbkx
They are the best band of the world.
Dir en grey would be cool
Simply the best band in the world. Amazing vocalist, awesome songs; would be an amazing way to represent Japanese and Metal music18 Comments
Tackey was Johnny Junior's leader and is still in many aspects their leader. Innovative yet working hard at promoting traditional Japanese culture, he could bring the best of both worlds to the ceremony. The ceremony could feature bits of Takizawa Kabuki and then Tackey and Tsubasa could kickstart a Johnny's showcase bringing together all the other Johnny's group that have been voted.
Pleasant, polite with brilliant smiles. Best example of Japanese courtesy.
No doubt they are one of the excellent group in Japan
Tackey is one of the best artists who has the qualification to represent Japan in this performance!9 Comments
The best vocal. the best band!
They must be on top 10 because their song is the best.
Forever favorite band！
They sang for the Japanese athletes IN London last Olympics, so I don't see why they shouldn't do it again in their own country11 Comments
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