This year, the Winter Olympics garnered a lot of attention as we encountered some iconic moments and record-breaking performances by the participants. But apart from the sport itself, there was another topic that brought attention to the event – the closing ceremony.
Initially, there were rounds of speculations on the Internet regarding the performances during the closing ceremony. Influences of groups including BTS, 2NE1, EXO and BIGBANG were clearly visible during the event so it was natural for fans to expect these artists to be performing at the event. The wait was finally over when it was confirmed that EXO and CL would be performing at the closing ceremony of Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
— The Olympic Games (@Olympics) February 21, 2018
Prior to the D-day, EXO-Ls made a point of drawing the attention of the world to their favorites. On Twitter, #Olympics_EXO began trending on Saturday and it continued to trend on the day of EXO’s performance. The hashtag has already been used over 5 million times and the count is still increasing.
— EXO (@weareoneEXO) February 25, 2018
On Sunday, fans finally got a chance to watch EXO performing at Pyeongchang’s Winter Olympics. The group made their entrance to the stage with individual tracks like “Growl” and culminated their performance with their latest single “Power”, a track that conveys the message of unity and togetherness.
Draped in white suits, a color symbolizing peace, the group lit the stage with their electrifying performance. Be it the dancer Kai or vocalist Beakhyun, each member showcased their influence on the stage. For any EXO-L, the performances would definitely be a treat to watch.
While the videos of the performance are yet to be revealed, the Twitter Fandom has got us covered with the live updates. Below are some of the best tweets from the fans:
Entry Needs to be Iconic as the Group: Check
Invite to the New Fans
They Sure Do Have a National Status
— vivi? (@oohvivi1) February 25, 2018
They Got that “Power”
— xiumin pics (@minseokpcs) February 25, 2018
Kai is called The Best Dancer for a Reason
— ??? '^' (@BUNNYMYE0N) February 25, 2018
EXO has been the major contributor to the Hallyu Wave and their songs including “Growl”, “Call Me Baby”, “Overdose” and others have brought music listeners’ attention to K-Pop. Their popularity and influence are evident from the fact that upon the release of their album “The War”, the group was the only boy group to become a quadruple million seller. They have been consistent winners of Daesang and are huge attention grabbers in both domestic and western fashion industry.
It wasn’t just the fans that were excited but also the group itself. Suho, the leader of EXO, said,
“Watching opening and closing ceremonies in other countries, I thought that it’s really incredible to go on that stage. Now that EXO is doing so, it’s a new feeling. I think tears might fall after we complete our performance.”
K-Pop is a huge part of the South Korean Entertainment world and any event would have been incomplete without the inclusion of K-Pop artists. The decision to end the Winter Olympics with EXO and CL was indeed a wise decision.
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