Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!" (Hello!Project presents…「ソロフェス！」) was a one-episode television special aired on July 4, 2020 through TV Asahi Channel 1. It featured solo performances by each of the members from Morning Musume '20, ANGERME, Juice=Juice, Tsubaki Factory, and BEYOOOOONDS. From June 8 to June 14, 2020, fans could request a member to sing their favorite song either on Twitter using the hashtag "#ハロプロソロフェス" or through the application form on TV Asahi's official website.
On July 20, 2020, BS SKY PerfecTV! aired a behind-the-scenes special featuring solo interviews with each of the members. On August 2, TV Asahi Channel 1 aired an extended version of the behind-the-scenes special with 30 minutes of extra footage.
The Blu-ray with footage of the show was released on December 9, 2020 for general sale. UP-FRONT WORKS Web Store pre-orders ran from September 16 to October 12, 2020.
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- Summer Wind - Takase Kurumi
- dearest. - Sato Masaki
- Maji Natsu Sugiru - Inoue Rei
- GIRL ZONE - Funaki Musubu
- Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai - Morito Chisaki
- aMa no Jaku - Okamura Homare
- Tsukiatteru no ni Kataomoi - Yokoyama Reina
- Daite yo! PLEASE GO ON - Takagi Sayuki
- Itooshikutte Gomen ne - Okamura Minami
- Naseba Naru - Shimakura Rika
- Wasurete Ageru - Ishida Ayumi
- Aishite Aishite Ato Ippun - Nonaka Miki
- Come with me - Hirai Miyo
- Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba - Kitagawa Rio
- Hikkosenai Kimochi - Oda Sakura
- I WISH - Fukumura Mizuki
- Koi wo Shichaimashita! - Ikuta Erina
- Majokko Megu-chan - Satoyoshi Utano
- Lady Panther - Asakura Kiki
- KoiING - Inaba Manaka
- Fuwari, Koi Dokei - Ise Layla
- FIRST KISS - Kishimoto Yumeno
- Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda! - Matsunaga Riai
- Aitai Aitai Aitai na - Yamagishi Riko
- Hajimete no Keiken - Kobayashi Honoka
- Kaite wa Keshite no "I Love You" - Tanimoto Ami
- Love take it all - Dambara Ruru
- Ai wa Maru de Seidenki - Uemura Akari
- Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko - Eguchi Saya
- Kimagure Princess - Sasaki Rikako
- Romantic Ukare Mode - Kamikokuryo Moe
- Onegai Miwaku no Target - Nishida Shiori
- Happy Summer Wedding - Makino Maria
- Aa Susukino - Haga Akane
- Uchouten LOVE - Niinuma Kisora
- Aenai Nagai Nichiyoubi - Ono Mizuho
- Sunao ni Amaete - Kawamura Ayano
- Omoi Afurete - Kanazawa Tomoko
- Gakkyuu Iinchou - Miyamoto Karin
- C\C (Cinderella\Complex) - Kasahara Momona
- Chance! - Yamazaki Mei
- Midnight Temptation - Akiyama Mao
- Silver no Udedokei - Kaga Kaede
- Kiseki no Kaori Dance. - Yamazaki Yuhane
- Yokohama Shinkirou - Maeda Kokoro
- Ne~e? - Onoda Saori
- Elegant Girl - Ichioka Reina
- SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ - Kudo Yume
- Suna wo Kamu You ni...NAMIDA - Takeuchi Akari
- Cabbage Hakusho - Hashisako Rin
- Last Kiss - Ogata Risa
- What is LOVE? - Kiyono Momohime
Results[edit | edit source]
The participating Hello! Project members voted for the member who performed the best. With 11 votes, Kawamura Ayano won MVP. As her prize, she was given the chance to produce her own show that aired on September 26, 2020 at 9:30 JST on TV Asahi Channel 1. The show was titled ANGERME no Kekkyoku wa LOVE desho!!.
- MVP 1st Place: Kawamura Ayano (11 Votes)
- MVP 2nd Place: Ishida Ayumi (6 Votes)
- MVP 3rd Place: Funaki Musubu, Yamazaki Mei (5 Votes)
- MVP 5th Place: Kiyono Momohime (4 Votes)
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Hironaka Ayaka (Narration)
- Yajima Maimi (MC)
- Morning Musume '20
- Tsubaki Factory
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The show was filmed in late June 2020 at COTTON CLUB in Tokyo.
- Juice=Juice's "Pop Music" was used as background music towards the start and the end of the show.
- Oota Haruka did not participate in the show due to her activities within ANGERME being temporarily suspended for rule violations since February 28, 2020.
- The members were given free reign to produce their own performances, and many of them put an original spin on the songs they performed. Examples include Kitagawa Rio and Ono Mizuho playing the flute, Kudo Yume bringing her octopus plush toy on stage, or Kiyono Momohime using a talk box.
- As part of her performance, Ikuta Erina took a break mid-song to eat ramen and take a selfie, which she later uploaded to Instagram shortly after the show finished airing. Onoda Saori also took selfies during her performance, and shared them in a blog post after the show finished airing.
- Yamagishi Riko incorporated the use of a chair into her performance, inspired by when ℃-ute did it at their concert. Yamagishi herself had selected the chair she wanted to use, an 8,990 yen NORRARYD model from IKEA, and had her father help her bring it to the venue.
- Kawamura Ayano, MVP winner of Solo Fes, had included tap dancing in her performance. She later revealed in a lengthy blog post that she had learned tap dancing in elementary and junior high school, but had not practiced it since she moved to Tokyo. A choreographer helped her learn tap dancing again for the performance.
- During the show's premiere, "#ソロフェス" became a trending topic on Twitter in Japan.
- Shortly after the show's premiere, Mano Erina posted a few tweets on Twitter thanking Kobayashi Honoka for performing one of her songs on the show. She also thanked Kobayashi for posting a blog naming Mano as her inspiration when it comes to piano-playing idols.
- A recording of BEYOOOOONDS's Yamazaki Yuhane performing Matsuura Aya's "Kiseki no Kaori Dance." at Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!" was included in the compilation album, Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol.7.
Videos[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "【UFW Web Store】BD「ソロフェス！」・BD「研修生発表会2020～夏の公開実力診断テスト～」先行受注開始のお知らせ！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-09-16.
- "アンジュルム 太田遥香の活動休止に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-02-28.
- Onoda Saori. "ソロフェス！♪小野田紗栞" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2020-07-05.
- Yamagishi Riko. ""会いたい会いたい会いたいな"山岸理子" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2020-07-05.
- Kawamura Ayano. "☆#ソロフェス MVPありがとうございます☆川村文乃" (in Japanese). ANGERME Member Blog. 2020-07-04.
- "「ハロー！プロジェクトの全曲から集めちゃいました！ Vol.7 映画『あの頃。』編(劔樹人)」発売決定！！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-01-21.
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Announcement: Hello! Project
- Website: TV Asahi Channel 1 , BS SKY PerfecTV!
- Discography: Hello! Project, UP-FRONT WORKS