Not BTS or NCT, this American girl’s favorite Kpop singers are from the 80s

Recently, users on various online communities are paying attention to an episode of MBN’s “After School Korea: Field Trip”, which aired in January.


The program features the stories of global teenagers traveling to Korea and showcases foreign students experiencing various aspects of Korean culture.

Among them, a 16-year-old girl named Sally and her connection with Korea has garnered attention. In particular, Sally, who stayed at her Korean friend’s house and had dinner, introduced herself as a Kpop fan.


However, instead of listing idol groups such as BTS, BLACKPINK, or NCT as her favorite, Sally mentioned Kim Wan Sun and Yoo Jae Ha, singers who were active during the 80s and 90s. She even memorized Kim Hak Rae’s songs perfectly, taking everyone by surprise..

In fact, Sally is said to have attracted more than 100,000 subscribers with her cover videos of old Korean pop songs. She also explained the reason for singing Korean songs, saying, “Many Americans don’t know that such good music exists.”


Moreover, Sally also sang Lee Sun Hee’s “Fate” in the show and said she strives to “become the Lee Sun Hee of Las Vegas.”

On the other hand, the reason Sally became interested in Korea had a profound meaning, as it was revealed that her great-grandfather was a Korean War veteran.

Furthermore, Sally’s father, a missionary who came to Korea, had previously appeared in KBS’s “Foreigner Singing Contest” and “Family Entertainment” (literal translation), as well as engaged in various musical activities.

The story of Sally, who has a connection with Korea spanning three generations, has become a hot topic, with many people showing positive reactions. 

Source: Insight

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