Yesterday (November 20) noticed BTS member Jungkook carry out on the opening ceremony for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the place he sung his new single ‘Dreamers’ – which additionally seems on the soundtrack for this yr’s match – for the primary time in live performance.
Jungkook’s involvement within the occasion was introduced earlier this month, whereas the only itself was launched concurrently together with his efficiency.
Yesterday’s ceremony marked the primary day of the World Cup match, which this yr is being held in and across the Qatari capital of Doha. It went forward amid widespread criticism geared toward FIFA and the occasion’s performers; there’s controversy surrounding the demise of migrant staff that helped construct the stadiums used for the Cup, in addition to Qatar’s views on homosexuality (which is unlawful within the nation).
For his efficiency, Jungkook, clad in a shimming black jacket, sung from atop a tiered platform whereas some three dozen dancers – all carrying masks and silver jumpsuits with purple stripes – carried out a synchronised routine. He was additionally joined by Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi.
Take a look on the efficiency beneath, then hearken to the studio model of ‘Dreamers’:
Additionally showing on the Qatar World Cup ceremony was Morgan Freeman, who was closely criticised for his involvement shortly thereafter. Robbie Williams will carry out on the Cup on December 8; he responded to these criticising his involvement by calling them hypocritical: “Anyone leaving messages saying ‘no to Qatar’ are doing so on Chinese language expertise,” he stated in a current interview.
Earlier this month, Joe Lycett protested David Beckham’s involvement within the Cup by throwing £10,000 right into a tree shredder, whereas Rod Stewart revealed that he turned down a proposal of £1million to carry out on the occasion as a result of “it’s not proper”, and Dua Lipa was pressured to publicly dispel rumours that she’d be concerned with the occasion in some capability. Robert Smith additionally shot down related rumours, joking that he was upset to “disappoint” The Treatment followers.