Singer Aya Matsuura, 23, will co-host the "Everyone's a Star!" special when it airs on the Disney Channel on May 28.
Matsuura, who auditioned for the all-girl pop group Morning Musume in 2000, became a long-time member of Hello! Project - a Mickey Mouse Club-esque collective of young Japanese pop artists. She "graduated" from the group in March 2009. Like many Japanese pop idols, Matsuura has worked in a multitude of assignments ranging from solo work and collaborations with other idols, to hosting a radio talk show and acting.
When asked whether she had any fond memories of visiting Tokyo Disneyland, Matsuura replied, "Unfortunately, I've never been to Disneyland with a special someone. If I finally go on a date there, I'll let everyone know on my blog!"
Since 2006, Matsuura has suffered from mandibular joint disorder, a condition that often makes it painful for her to sing. Earlier this year, she announced that she will be taking a 2-3 year hiatus from touring.
Matsuura was joined at the promotional event by Papaya Suzuki who will co-host "Everyone's a Star!" and the pair performed a quick dance routine.© Japan Today