Oct 092014
 


© CFM, Hatsune Miku and The Late Show with David Letterman

The news of Hatsune Miku’s appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman has made big waves online with many news reports, and more recently on twitter with the airing of the show on the East Coast of the United States. This comes as no surprise, as it was her biggest debut on U.S. television to date.

Hatsune Miku made her appearance in the last 5 minutes of the show, where Letterman introduced her by name nearly perfectly, but amusingly pronounced “Los Angeles” incorrectly. No time was wasted, as Hatsune Miku and the accompanying live band immediately started performing “Sharing The World“, an English Miku song by ELEKI/BIGHEAD.

The performance concluded with Hatsune Miku taking a bow and waving to the audience, while Letterman stood next to her to give her a parting parting wave and final introduction. Below is the official clip of Hatsune Miku’s appearance from The Late Show’s YouTube. Alternatively, the entire episode can be watched from CBS’ website here.

As a last note, don’t miss out on Hatsune Miku Expo in Los Angeles from October 11th~12th, and New York from October 17th~18th!

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  • The Omega Man

    Her performance was wonderful! Thank you Crypton, David Letterman, The Late Show, and to all those involved behind the scenes that made this possible. It’s a great springboard for the upcoming Miku Expo! ^_^

  • Zetsubo

    I am HYPED UP!!!! I CANNOT WAIT ANY LONGER TO GO TO LOS ANGELES!!!!

  • Ted Burris

    I truly think what is going on here is the Japanese people that have made Miku are spending way too much time being Japanese. They have no concept of what it is to win over an American audience. I try with my Miku songs to get her to sing Popular American Oldies songs like ” the Lion sleeps tonight” as an example. If she would have done that on Letterman, they would have went “HOW CUTE” and maybe embraced her a bit. I am surely not saying that I am an ace at Vocaloid programming, But you get the idea.

  • Faux Pas

    I personally thought it was great, and the song was perfect to link this cameo to the Expo! I laughed a little at Letterman’s reaction afterwards. Like the Domino’s commercial with their American CEO, he didn’t seem to know what to make of it.

  • Bre Fujimoto

    I think language is irrelevant since we had that Korean PSY Gungam Style song blow up over here, just recently. It’s a matter of song quality; as long as it sounds good, people will enjoy it. I enjoyed the song, but apparently, ‘sharing the world’ isn’t up to most people’s standards — especially in a debut performance.

  • Ted Burris

    I do agree on that. My point is for her to really become popular (in the US), that would not have been my first choice in song. Even songs by Oster project would have been more uptempo and appealing to the general public. Kouchi min baby maybe. (sorry if i spelled that wrong lol)

  • Jessy Corrales

    You have to remember that America’s taste for music is ever changing. It’s very dynamic. Just 10 years ago, nobody thought dubstep would ever be so popular until the likes of Skrillex and Deadmau5 came along. People have become more entertained by Weird Al’s parody songs than the original songs themselves. And of course you saw how easy Gangam Style took off here in the US.

    I do agree that the choice of Miku’s song on that stage would’ve been better, but there is just not that many English options available. My guess is that the song was chosen based its meaning which is immediately apparent from the title of the song.

  • Kasume Nara

    I can’t watch the entire episode- I get this message when I open the page:
    “The video you have requested is not available for your geographic region.”
    GAAAHHHK CANADA, WHY?! QAQ

  • Tirta Jati Furniture

    The show was perfect, Miku Visually looked very stunning. I just a bit regretful that they didn’t use MJQ’s Songs or at least MJQ Retuned ver. of Sharing The World for that show, because this is one big chance to show off English Miku’s Full Potential to the US Audience, and they blew it by showing a song in which Miku didn’t sing perfectly in English. But overall I’m pretty satisfied 🙂

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