Kanno during the rehearsal
Last December 31, 2012, Kanno was once more involved in the Kouhaku Uta Gassen for the performance of “Hana wa Saku”. She also notably wrote the theme song for the previous year. This year, she conducted for “Hana wa Saku”, alongside the piano accompaniment of Nobuyuki Tsujii, and a chorus which included notable personalities Toshiyuki Nishida, Masatoshi Nakamura, Kumiko Mori, Shizuka Arakawa, and Sandwich Man.
Kanno was also reported to be a judge in the said singing contest.