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“K-pop Cover Dance” by 12 national teams at the Blue House fully grasped the attention of tourists for their performance

‘K-Pop Cover Dance Festival’ finalists competed with good spirits and a common love for Korean culture. 

Dozens of foreigners dressed in black appeared in front of the Blue House’s Grand Garden on the morning of the 14th and began to dance to the booming sound of K-pop.

The appearance of foreigners dancing the same choreography to the global hit songs of Korean idol groups such as BTS‘s “Butter” and BLACKPINK‘s “Pink Venom” was enough to capture the attention of visitors to the Blue House.

The “identities” of these foreigners in the courtyard are representatives of each country who reached the final of the “K-Pop Cover Dance Festival” (KCDF) hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Korean Cultural Center.

K-Pop Cover Dance
Flash mob of K-pop cover dance winners from all over the world of the Blue House in Jongno-gu, on the 14th. 87 winners from 12 countries, including Poland, Mexico, Australia, Japan and Indonesia, participated in the K-pop cover dance competition, which first started in 2011 and celebrated its 12th anniversary this year. They will play the final match on the special stage of Nodeul Island in the Han River on the 15th. 

In the finale, 87 winners of their respective countries are selected from 12 countries, including Poland, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Korea, and will compete for their dance skills.

These “national representatives” are performing at the representative venue of Korea ahead of the final match held on Nodeul Island in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the 15th. On the previous day, the competitors showed off their skills at Gwanghwamun Square and Banpo Hangang Park.

The competition began in 2011 and is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year. It will be held offline for the first time in three years this year after a halt due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Katie (32) from the U.S. said in an excited voice, “It is such an honor to perform in front of the Blue House, which has a long history in Korea. It was a grateful and memorable experience”.

“When I first learned about K-pop in college, I felt energetic and fun listening to Big Bang and Psy’s songs, so I came all the way here. K-pop idols are good because they feel passion and bond with their fans on stage.”

Lee Young-joon (25) from Canada gave a brief introduction, “I grew up with Korean parents and naturally became interested in K-pop while listening to S.E.S and g.o.d’s songs”.

“It’s such an honor to be in Seoul, the home of K-pop. K-pop has the charm that not only artists but also ordinary people can dance together, and it’s great that everyone can dance regardless of age, origin and gender.”

K-Pop Cover Dance
“K-pop cover dance” competition winners from around the world are flash mobbing in front of the main building of the Blue House in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 14th. 87 winners from 12 countries, including Poland, Mexico, Australia, Japan and Indonesia, participated in the K-pop cover dance competition, which first started in 2011 and celebrated its 12th anniversary this year. They will play the final match on the special stage of Nodeul Island in the Han River on the 15th. 

“We just danced in a mixture of everyone regardless of nationality,” said Tuan (26), from Vietnam. “Because we have something in common that we love K-pop”.

This is the first time I have come to Korea. Everywhere is so clean and beautiful. I think the blue roof of Cheong Wa Dae is really beautiful”.

After the performance, they took a commemorative photo and shouted, “I love K-pop. I love Seoul”.

Citizens who came to see the Blue House stumbled across the unexpected performance and surrounded them, exclaiming, “They’re cool” and “They’re stunning” while singing, clapping and taking pictures of the event.

K-Pop Cover Dance

Cho Han-byul (17), who came on a school trip from Ulsan, said, “I’m very lucky to see foreigners dancing as a group when I came to see Cheong Wa Dae. It was fun and amazing”. The student added, “As a Korean, I feel proud”.

Yeo Ji-yoon (12), who came on a field trip from Bucheon-si, also said, “I feel proud that foreigners dance to Korean songs. It seems more meaningful that they performed in front of the symbolic Blue House.”

Oh, a 70-year-old who was visiting the Blue House with their family, said, “After watching the news about K-pop, seeing foreigners dance like this in person makes me realize that our country has developed this much”.

Source: daum

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