Actor Lee Min Ho recently appeared on Chinese network CCTV’s New Year Gala on January 30. He had commented on his New Year Gala appearance prior to the event.
Lee Min Ho revealed his thoughts via his agency StarHaus Entertainment on January 31, “I had a lot of fun and it was an honor to be performing on that stage. There was greater significance for me because it shows how much Hallyu culture has spread. I would like to express my gratitude to director Feng Xiao Gang and the other officials at CCTV.”
Lee Min Ho had performed “Qing Fei De Yi,” the theme song of Taiwanese “Meteor Garden,” the predecessor to “Boys over Flowers,” along with its original singer Harlem Yu.
He is the first Korean actor to participate in CCTV’s annual New Year Gala. French actress and international film star Sophie Marceau also received an invitation to the event.
According to his agency, Lee Min Ho sang in mostly Korean during the broadcast, but performed in Chinese towards the end. The program was watched by over 700 million people during its live broadcast all over China, and his fans in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and so on were able to catch his performance via live internet broadcasting.
StarHaus said, “When it was almost time for Lee Min Ho’s performances, the number of visitors to CCTV’s website jumped sharply and the server slowed down. His name also was all over Weibo (Chinese SNS service) and other portal sites.”
Check out his performance below!