Sports Khan reported that after a commendable performance at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar, Jungkook returned home on the afternoon of November 21. The male singer returned via a chartered flight from Gimpo Business Aviation Center.
On the same day, Jungkook and BTS received new good news. They won the category of Favorite Pop Duo/Group for the 5th time at the American Music Awards 2022 (AMAs 2022). BTS ƅeat out other contenders like Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Maneskin, and One Republic.
BTS’s international award collection enriches and strengthens their position in the domestic and global markets. At last year’s awards ceremony, BTS became the first K-pop act to win Artist of the Year. This is considered the great award of the AMAs.
BTS did not attend this year’s awards ceremony because the members were focusing on individual projects. In particular, the youngest Jungkook performed at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
BTS continues to win awards at AMAs.
Previously, Jungkook performed at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup at the stadium with a capacity of 60,000 spectators. The male singer gave an attractive opening performance to make the opening ceremony more exciting. In the middle of the performance, Fahad al-Qubaisi – singer of Qatar – appeared on stage and performed with Jungkook.
Jungkook said he learned the choreography at the end of the performance just a day before the opening ceremony. He was satisfied with the performance when he showed his own color.
The male singer added that he was nervous when he met the Korean team on the afternoon of November 19. “When I meet the players, I feel more nervous than when I go on stage. I wondered if I should stay there longer because I was worried about wasting their practice time,” the youngest member of BTS shared.
Jungkook (BTS) stirs up the opening of the World Cup
Jungkook (BTS) sings the song “Dreamers” at the opening ceremony of the World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor city, November 20.
He is the only artist with a solo performance in the event. Korean idols wear black “trees”, sing and dance with dancers. At the end of the performance, the host country singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi harmonized a part.
Jungkook ‘s song was just геvеаl a few hours before the ceremony. The song has a vibrant melody, talking about the desire to conquer dreams. On Youtube, audiences from many countries praised Dreamers as catchy and easy to listen to.
“Look who we are, we are the dreamers.
We’ll make it happen ’cause we believe it
Look who we are, we are the dreamers.
We’ll make it happen ’cause we can see it”
“Look who we are, we’re dreamers.
We’ll make our wishes come true, ’cause we keep a faith.
Look who we are, we’re dreamers.
We’ll make wishes come true, because we can”
Before the performance, Jungkook went to meet the Korean team and was given a jersey by the players. Born in 1997, he is the youngest member of a famous global group. European and American media have repeatedly praised Jungkook’s handsomeness and inspirational voice.
The program took place in 30 minutes, shorter than previous opening sessions. The organizers did not invite many world famous singers to perform, focusing on introducing Qatari culture through collective singing and dancing. The program creates an emotional silence when playing back the harmony of familiar songs from previous World Cups such as The Cup of Life (1998), Hips Don’t Lie (2006), Wavin’ Flag, Waka Waka (2010) ), We Are One (2014).
Veteran American artist – Morgan Freeman – plays the role of narrator. He was the first to speak at the opening ceremony, with the story of the encounter of Eastern and Western cultures. Freeman also chatted with Ghanim Al Muftah, a Qatari YouTuber. “Football connects the world, unites nations through their love of the great sport… It’s a thread of hope, joy and respect,” he said. Al Muftah lacks both legs due to congenital spondylolisthesis (CRS).
Earlier, the Spanish sports newspaper Marca reported that Shakira, Nicki Minaj, Robbie Williams, Russian “Opera Doll” Aida Garifullina… will perform at the opening ceremony but the artists have not confirmed. After the opening, the audience watched the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador. The 2022 World Cup brings together 32 teams, divided into eight groups with the final and closing ceremony taking place on December 18.