Will we see Pyeongyang Style from Psy?
As relations between North and South Korea continue to improve following the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the South is planning to send a group of over 150 musical artists to perform in concerts in the Northern capital of Pyeongyang between March 31st and April 3rd.
These artists already include big K-Pop stars like Red Velvet and SNSD’s Seohyun, but the South Koreans are also trying to convince the North to let them send a man even those who have never even heard of K-Pop will likely know: Psy.
We already know that the global reach of Psy’s Gangnam Style did not escape the attention of the South’s notoriously closed-off Northern neighbours, as the North Korea-linked propaganda channel Uriminzokkiri at one point published a video of the previous South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s head pasted onto someone performing the famous horse-riding dance move. Unfortunately, according to some unsourced reports, the leader of the North Korean delegation initially opposed the inclusion of Psy due to his flamboyant dance style, so try not to get your hopes up too much for seeing him horse-dancing his way through Pyeongyang.