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.
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!
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 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 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!
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 am a Chinese. My foreign language is not very good. I really like them. I only heard about Miku when I was little, but then I saw Miku's concert. Those two yellow things are really cute. But at that time, I was young and I didn't know V, so I couldn't find Rin Len by browser. A few years later, I saw a few pictures on the Internet, very lovely pictures, I asked my brother who is above this, my brother said RIN and Len, since then I have liked them. Their singing is by no means worse than Miku, and I hope that RIN and Len will be able to appear with Miku at the opening ceremony of the Games. That's enough.
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.
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
We need to rock it and no one but X Japan can do it!
They've been through a lot of hard times, but like a phoenix rising from the ashes, they always made it. They can turn pain into strength, into something beautiful: their music. Their passion is endless and I truly believe the whole world has to see it, enjoy it and just learn.
Is there anything more inspiring than the complexity and beauty of this amazing band and their masterpieces?
X from Italy!
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.
Who wouldn't want to see Britain's best band preform live during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games?
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 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.
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.
I'm a Chinese, I don't know Japanese and I only know a little English, but I just love Kaito. I have to study hard, do a lot homework, and be criticized by my parents and teachers almost every day. I feel tired. But after a day's study, I usually turn on the music software on my mobile phone to listen to Kaito's music, and he can make me feel better. It's the best time in the day. In a word, I love Kaito and his music.
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.
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.
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.
She HAS to sing! I think at least some vocaloids have to sing. It will be really original to see virtual singers instead of real ones. Luka senpai, it will be AMAZING to see you singing in the olympics!
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.
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.
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!
She has a lovely voice, she can sing every song and it's ALWAYS beautiful so she must sing in the tokyo olympics!
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.
Because she is very very nice singer
She has a good voice
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.
Nooo. Coldplay will make me fall asleep when they will be touring in tokyo. their vocalist is so boring, he never tried to sing in another way but when you hear the same lame vocals I will fall to sleep. NO WAY, NOT EVEN A SECOND CHANCE UGH
Love Coldplay! Even though it would be best for a Japanese group to preform, I really wanna see this.
I don't think this is going to happen... But it would be awesome
Their songs are amazing and they should really get to perform!
We need to make this happen!
I think they are in good looking
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!
Upvote the metal bands! Keep upvoting the metal bands now!
Yes plese let this be the case that they can perform
AKB48 is the most appealing J-Pop idol group right now and they're gathering fans all over the world too, they made it to international charts with outstanding records, and they are (probably) one of the most accurate representation of how it is in Tokyo since it is the Tokyo Olympics. I think they're well-suited for this.
I would like to see perform the original Kami 7 and as many of the first 10 Gen members as possible. These are the ones who made AKB famous. Acknowledge them all and give them the praise that they deserve. Some have moved on in showbizz. Others have disappeared from the spotlight. But ALL of them were contributors.
As they walked through their path which is full of challenge and difficulties, no one offered a helping hand to them. Now, they finally shines as a result of their own persistency and continuous effort. Their dedication and hardworking always gave me power.
AKB48 combination in Japan since 2005, has been active so far, they are now very fire idol group, has a great influence in Japan, their past experiences can inspire the athletes, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games the most like to see them!
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
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 constantly challenges himself and tries to surpass it.
He is number one for all the time..
He is certanly came back. Didn't you see? Everything is same for his fans. Like millions fans around him. It is same as before. We missed you Leader
I think they're music would be great to do the opening of The Olympics in Japan. I mean, they're very famous all over the world and they make ROCK music, something you don't often hear in openings, so it would be very exiting to see Linkin Park perform! And if they're going to be the opening act, they should perform their greatest song "Castle of Glass", 'cause that song's got the energy filled in it and it would give everyone a great boost to be in the Olympic's mood. Linkin Park, be there! Go Linkin Park, you rock! M/. m/
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!
The members of Linkin Park are always trying their best to make perfect and wonderful music, and as is known to all lpers, they devote their time much more than many pop singers. What they bring to us all, is not only the strong beat and great enjoyment but also the great lyrics in which show their care and love to the human being and the unpeaceful world.
Their lyrics are very pure and the topics of their songs is very positive and inspirational. So I think their songs are very suitable for the beginning of the Olympics. And Linkin Park is a very famous and popular rock band in the world，the
Best live performing groups in the world, so if they could perform in the Olympics
I think it can attract more attention to the Olympics
Radiohead will never do something like this
Weezer as well
She is good also at talking in addition to a song.
Yukari is a really good vocaloid. Her voice is as beautiful as vocaloid
Very good Vocaloid with beautiful voice!
I think she's the best choice!