Music Artists You'd Like to Perform at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremonies

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The Top Ten

The Gazette The Gazette, originally known as Gazette, is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002. The band is currently signed to Sony Music Records.

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 ...more

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!

I'm OBSESSED WITH THE GAZETTE! And that this band is the best band ever! I don't like when people judge them for who they R. It really shouldn't madder if they wear makeup and stuff. People should learn to support this band. RUKI, KAI, URUHA, AOI, and REITA are great people and are life savers. They love us. So what us GazettE fans need to do is show them more support and love instead of likeing them for just their faces. Some girls actually think that. They only love GazettE because of the way they look. Those people out their doesn't even know one word about the GazettE. Well I do. It's because I support and love them and know EVERYTHING about this band. This band try their very hardest to make us happy. So all I'm trying to say is support the GazettE. This band is very awesome and I would love to see them in person one day.

The GazettE have always liked to remain underground. They behave well and they ask their fans to do the same; they're generally a really good example of genuinely nice people. Besides that, their music is accessible to all sorts of people, considering the wide range of genres they seem to have mastered from electronic to straight up rock, from attitude-filled rap to really lovely, deep ballads. I'd love to see them open the Olympics because I really feel like they deserve all of the recognition they can get - but... they're also like this precious secret I want to keep to myself. Good luck to the boys!

Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

They should be number one...almost there, come on guys...would you rather an awesome, iconic band (Metallica) or lame-o nobodies that have been clearly votebotted (The Gazette)?

We need a metal band to perform at one of these Olympic events. I admit, X Japan would be more appropriate, as they are at home in Japan, but Metallica are icons in the world. And isn't the Olympics all about uniting the world?

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!

They definitely should play on the Olympic's to let these children know what's real music

Gackt Gakuto Oshiro (大城 ガクト Ōshiro Gakuto, born July 4, 1973), better known by his mononymous stage name Gackt, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He has been active since 1993, first as the frontman of the short-lived independent band Cains:Feel, and then for ...read more.

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.

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.

GACKT invented the concept of Visualive, where his performances are literally meant for a visual epic. At the Olympics, it takes more than singing and musical theatricality. It takes an enormous amount of story, visualization and distinct cultural representation for the host country. GACKT has done this in every aspect of his career for the pat 20 years. e.g., Returner no Yami would be an incredible performance for kicking off the Olympics in Tokyo.

GACKT is a very hard worker, he is very famous in Japan, the fans all over the world are looking forward to his participation. He is very cute, will be considerate of girls, let him participate, it is estimated that most girls around the world expectations. I hope he can show his lovely side, the most funny side, his songs can give people happiness and happiness, I hope he can participate in. As a high school student who likes him, his voice is very manly, and the deep voice makes me fascinated

KAT-TUN

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?

KAT-TUN have a special aura that can surely catch all the attention. They can do both resplendent performances and fresh and encouraging ones. KAT-TUN can be the representative of individuals who strive with all their might for things they wanna protect and of a group which reaches out for higher goals even at the face of frustration that probably other groups or people would find difficult to get over. After what they've been through, they have now grown to a very mature group of idols who give strength and power to their fans, to all the people who have confusions and concerns about the unpredictable future. They will always be there, telling you that everything's gonna be okay. Because they've been there. Because they've handled with difficulties that are way out of our imagination. It's been hard for me to watch them fall down but in the meantime delighted to see them stand up again. Fans like me couldn't do much for them. But this time, it's on the discretion of us! We can ...more

KAT-TUN is unique. The boys are strong and had to go through a lot and they're still here for us, showing us their smiles and making Hyphens happy.
They are talented, their songs are different and amazing, and even though they may not be the best at dancing, they' are perfect in their own way.
The members' friendship may seem not as strong as other groups, but yes, it is strong. And they don't have to be all lovely towards each other all the time to prove that.
I love KAT-TUN and I'm proud of being a part of their big family.
I will Keep the Faith, hoping for these boys to be the chosen ones

They've been through quite a lot in the recent years, with the dropping out of two members and all, and yet they are doing great and moving on into new terrains. They may not be the best at singing or dancing, but each one of them has his own talents and strengths, and they all come together to give a really unique group that's not just your usual face-only idol groups. It's time to give them the opportunity to prove that they can do as well as, or even better than, all those big shots out there!

Rin and Len Kagamine

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.

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.

I'm from China and I like Japan very much! I would like to come to Japan and stand under the stage to cheer them on. When I listen to their songs, I am very moved and excited, and almost cry! My love for RIN and Len is beyond words. I hope you can support more people to join the V family

Rin and Len are not appendages to miku. They're important to me.They have a lot of songs that are not inferior to miku. Like lost one's cry, how to world conquest. They sang out my heart so that they had more place in my heart than miku. VOCALOID doesn't just have one miku. But at every concert, they have very few songs, and I don't think it's fair. In the future of 17 years of magic, miku came out to thank you, but why didn't kagamine Rin Len say thank you in 18 years? Besides, there are so many versions of miku, but how many are kagamine Rin Len? If they can sing on that stage this time, I believe more people will like them, know them, and officials will pay more attention to them.

X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.

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

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

X Japan is the best representative of the Japanese rock scene. Although not the first band to challenge a conservative society with elaborate, androgynous aesthetics and a rebellious lifestyle or to bring about the popularity of visual kei, they are accredited for being the #1 band to make it popular ("visual kei" is an umbrella term for music artists who dress and perform in an over-the-top way. NOT limited by music genre--though most are rock and/or metal--or a specific fashion style. Theoretically, Lady Gaga is VK, even though she's a pop star and doesn't dress in mostly black by default).

They sold out Tokyo Dome more than any other band (basically the MSG of Japan; not the largest, but the most notable). They sold millions of records world-wide. They went from being despised, ridiculed, and ostracized by their own country to Yoshiki (the leader--drums, piano and, sometimes, guitar) composing an orchestral piece for the emperor in 2002(-ish), which he then conducted ...more

I'm a chinese students,I think that
X-JAPAN is one of the most greatest rock bands in the world,and it's the greatest band in japan.And their beautiful and sad songs give many people all of the world a new life include me.

Babymetal Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".

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.

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.

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.

As a Japanese music fan who bought my first record in early 70's, I think that Babymetal is No1 Japanese band by far in terms of quality of music and stage performance. If they don't play on the big stage like the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic 2020, people of all over the world will miss the lifetime opportunity to know just how special Babymetal is.

Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm ...read more.

Who wouldn't want to see Britain's best band preform live during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games?

Exactly.

The same comment goes here as it did for Metallica. They are a band fir the world.

We need more metal into the mainstream.

That would be awesome.

Miyavi Takamasa Ishihara, better known by his stage name Miyavi, is a Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actor. He is known for his finger-slapping style of playing a guitar.

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!

I think Miyavi can be higher on th list. really, he had a lot of concerts in all world. So, Miyavi know how need work with many different people. All in all he know how work with public and he have unusual music wich have Japanis, American, African, France and others colors. Also, Miyavi have what say all people, with he's music he said really important things for all worl. MIYAVI'S PURPOS LIKE OLIMPIC GAME UNITE PEOPLE.

Daichi Miura

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!

Daichi is known as Japanese Michael Jackson, but he is not a mimic. His choreography shows much originality, and he is talented for both of singing and dancing. One sight of his performance catch and keep atracting our hearts. Much more people in the world should watch his performance! Search his name in youtube immediately, if you've never watched it.

He's a talented performer that can sing and dance extremely well. Plus, he's humble and adorable. In addition, he was given the chance to sing Utagoe no Hibiki, a song written by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during their abdication ceremony.

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.

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The Contenders

KAITO KAITO is a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by Yamaha Corporation using their new Vocaloid singing synthesizer technology under the codename of "Taro".

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 is great! Not only his voice and appearance, but his story. Although his first sell is not successful, he gains popularity in the end! I think his experience is very touching, it can encourage people to not give up in Olympic games.

Megurine Luka Megurine Luka is a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media, headquartered in Sapporo, Japan.

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.

However, I prefer Rin and Len but maybe Luka should have a chance

She's great, yes, but I feel like it's hard for her to get a crowd hyped. I love any duets she does with other vocaloids, but the only song I like with that is JUST her is Luka Luka Night Fever. Sure it's just me, but I feel like I should enjoy more her singles more than her collabs. She can't get a crowd excited like Miku, Gumi, or the Kagamine twins.

Gumi GUMI is a female Vocaloid created by Internet Co., Ltd. She is the most popular non-Crypton Vocaloid of all time. She is voiced by Megumi Nakajima.

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

I love GUMI so much, and everyone practically knows who Miku is, so why not show them something new? Plus she is Bilingual so she can sing Japanese and English for their audience! I think she would be a great choice!

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!

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.

It's about representing Japan, not China. Even then, I don't get how she represents China.

Although I am a Chinese girl, but I love every song that Ariana Grand sang.

She has a good voice

Because she is very very nice singer

Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

Love Coldplay! Even though it would be best for a Japanese group to preform, I really wanna see this.

Their style is really great. I think if they create a song for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, it must be very nice and interesting!

As of right now, this is the highest ranking option that isn't being votebotted. Therefore, it gets my vote because I HATE that this list is so obviously rigged.

I think Coldplay is really cool, their songs are wonderful!

An Cafe An Cafe, also known as Antic Cafe or Antikku Kafe, is a Japanese dance rock band consisting of Miku (vocals), Takuya (guitar), Yu-ki (keyboard), Teruki (drums) and Kanon (bass), that formed in 2003. Guitarist Buo left the band in 2007. ...read more.

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!

Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.

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.

This would be absolutely amazing. I hope this happens!

MAKE IT HAPPEN

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Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Yes plese let this be the case that they can perform

WAKE ME UP INSIDE

I agree?

AKB48

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.

The girl idols are the best and they are cute and sexy. AKB48 is the best idol group!

Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

She is the only one I know in this list, and yes I like her.

She's a lively, fine musician.

I love this woman

A ture singer

Kim Hyun-Joong Kim Hyun-Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501.

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.

Has charisma, admirable!

Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.

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...

Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Radiohead will never do something like this

21 Savage Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), better known by his stage name 21 Savage, is an American rapper. He received attention for projects such as Free Guwop (2015) as well as Savage Mode (2016, with Metro Boomin) before going on to release his debut album, Issa Album (2017). He is best ...read more.
Yuzuki Yukari

She is good also at talking in addition to a song.

I think she's the best choice!

Happy on music now aloha

Very good Vocaloid with beautiful voice!

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