As the world’s representative athletes entered the stadium at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Opening Ceremony, K-pop fans recognized some familiar hits being played!
The Opening Ceremony of South Korea’s first Olympic games in 30 years were held on the evening of February 9 at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. As is tradition, each country’s athletes entered the stadium in a parade of nations. Everyone’s excitement reflected in the party-like atmosphere, which was also added to by colorful bright lights and a soundtrack of upbeat dance songs.
The background music to the parade of nations included dance remixes of classic Korean songs, as well as hit K-pop tracks including PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” TWICE’s “Likey,” BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby,” BTS’s “DNA,” and Red Velvet’s “Red Flavor.”
When athletes from North and South Korea entered together, the background music was the traditional folk song “Arirang.”
During the Opening Ceremony, Deulgukhwa’s Jeon In Kwon, Lee Eun Mi, Guckkasten’s Ha Hyun Woo, and Bolbbalgan4’s Ahn Ji Young performed John Lennon’s “Imagine” together.
The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will be wrapping up on February 25, with EXO and CL in the lineup to perform at the Closing Ceremony.