This song was sung at the wedding of the Song – Song couple as a blessing, but now it still cannot keep the couple from parting way after 2 short years together.
In the morning of June 27th, the Korean showbiz is shocked by the news of Song Joongki and Song Hyekyo getting divorced after 2 years together. This is a surprise because this couple had denied all rumors about their break-up, and the male actor even sent some beautiful words to his wife during his new drama’s premiere.
Song – Song’s divorce makes everyone can’t help but feeling regret for their “wedding of the century” in 2017. Among all the moments, the most memorable one which is constantly mentioned right now is when all the guests and the bride Song Hyekyo burst into tears after hearing the theme song of their wedding ceremony.
Specifically, “A Whole New World” was chosen to be the wedding song for the Song – Song couple in 2017. This OST of Disney’s “Aladdin” is a familiar memory in many’s childhoods, but it’s not a widely used wedding song. However, the couple still chose it due to the meaningful lyrics.
The songs started with soothing lyrics: “I can show you the world. Shining, shimmering, splendid. Tell me, princess, now when did you last let your heart decide…”. The song is about opening up a whole new world, with the meaning of opening up a new life now that the couple is together and under one roof.
Ock Joo Hyun – Song Hyekyo’s best friend – was asked to be the one to sing “A Whole New World” at the wedding. According to the guests, with Ock Joo Hyun’s sentimental voice, the song has brought the whole wedding hall to tears, including the bride. Ock Joo Hyun herself later told that during her performance, seeing Song Hyekyo crying, she couldn’t hold back her tears anymore and also cried along.
Sadly, no matter how meaningful and moving “A Whole New World” is as a blessing song, it still cannot keep Song Joongki and Song Hyekyo together after 2 short years together. It’s true that a new world had opened up for them, but the unhappy married life has led to their parting ways due to the difference in personalities.