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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.[1]

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.[2]

The Blu-ray with footage of the show is scheduled to be released in late November 2020 for UP-FRONT WORKS Web Store pre-orders, which will run from September 16 to October 12, 2020.[3]

SetlistEdit

  1. Summer Wind - Takase Kurumi
  2. dearest. - Sato Masaki
  3. Maji Natsu Sugiru - Inoue Rei
  4. GIRL ZONE - Funaki Musubu
  5. Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai - Morito Chisaki
  6. aMa no Jaku - Okamura Homare
  7. Tsukiatteru no ni Kataomoi - Yokoyama Reina
  8. Daite yo! PLEASE GO ON - Takagi Sayuki
  9. Itooshikutte Gomen ne - Okamura Minami
  10. Naseba Naru - Shimakura Rika
  11. Wasurete Ageru - Ishida Ayumi
  12. Aishite Aishite Ato Ippun - Nonaka Miki
  13. Come with me - Hirai Miyo
  14. Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba - Kitagawa Rio
  15. Hikkosenai Kimochi - Oda Sakura
  16. I WISH - Fukumura Mizuki
  17. Koi wo Shichaimashita! - Ikuta Erina
  18. Majokko Megu-chan - Satoyoshi Utano
  19. Lady Panther - Asakura Kiki
  20. KoiING - Inaba Manaka
  21. Fuwari, Koi Dokei - Ise Layla
  22. FIRST KISS - Kishimoto Yumeno
  23. Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda! - Matsunaga Riai
  24. Aitai Aitai Aitai na - Yamagishi Riko
  25. Hajimete no Keiken - Kobayashi Honoka
  26. Kaite wa Keshite no "I Love You" - Tanimoto Ami
  27. Love take it all - Dambara Ruru
  28. Ai wa Maru de Seidenki - Uemura Akari
  29. Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko - Eguchi Saya
  30. Kimagure Princess - Sasaki Rikako
  31. Romantic Ukare Mode - Kamikokuryo Moe
  32. Onegai Miwaku no Target - Nishida Shiori
  33. Happy Summer Wedding - Makino Maria
  34. Aa Susukino - Haga Akane
  35. Uchouten LOVE - Niinuma Kisora
  36. Aenai Nagai Nichiyoubi - Ono Mizuho
  37. Sunao ni Amaete - Kawamura Ayano
  38. Omoi Afurete - Kanazawa Tomoko
  39. Gakkyuu Iinchou - Miyamoto Karin
  40. C\C (Cinderella\Complex) - Kasahara Momona
  41. Chance! - Yamazaki Mei
  42. Midnight Temptation - Akiyama Mao
  43. Silver no Udedokei - Kaga Kaede
  44. Kiseki no Kaori Dance. - Yamazaki Yuhane
  45. Yokohama Shinkirou - Maeda Kokoro
  46. Ne~e? - Onoda Saori
  47. Elegant Girl - Ichioka Reina
  48. SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ - Kudo Yume
  49. Suna wo Kamu You ni...NAMIDA - Takeuchi Akari
  50. Cabbage Hakusho - Hashisako Rin
  51. Last Kiss - Ogata Risa
  52. What is LOVE? - Kiyono Momohime

ResultsEdit

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.[4] The show was titled ANGERME no Kekkyoku wa LOVE desho!!.[5]

CastEdit

TriviaEdit

  • 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.[6]
  • 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.[7] Onoda Saori also took selfies during her performance, and shared them in a blog post after the show finished airing.[8]
  • 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.[9]
  • 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.[10]
  • 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.[11][12]

VideosEdit

GalleryEdit

  • Cast
  • Kitagawa Rio
  • Kamikokuryo Moe
  • Miyamoto Karin
  • Yamagishi Riko
  • Kobayashi Honoka

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