EXO’s “Power” And BTS’s “Fake Love” To Be Played At World Cup Stadium
On July 4, the official FIFA World Cup Twitter posted a tweet asking fans which song they would like heard inside the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The options were BTS’s “Fake Love,” EXO’s “Power,” J Balvin’s “Mi Gente,” and Zedd’s “The Middle.”
It was neck and neck for BTS’s “Fake Love” and EXO’s “Power,” but after a day of intense voting, the results are in: EXO’s “Power” will be played at the World Cup stadium.
Turn it up and feel the beat!
From the final four, which beat do you want heard inside the stadium? VOTE NOW! ? #FIFAStadiumDJ
— FIFA World Cup ? (@FIFAWorldCup) July 4, 2018
The official Twitter account for the Olympics also showed their support for EXO and replied back to the World Cup tweet with a gif of EXO performing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) July 5, 2018
BTS fans do not have to worry, however, since Alex Stone, the social media manager for the World Cup, also tweeted that because BTS had won a separate poll on Instagram, both groups’ songs will be played. According to Stone, the songs were chosen based on fans’ feedback, so the choices were different across the social media platforms.
On Instagram, they made it the choice between BTS’s “Fake Love,” Avicii’s “Hey Brother,” and K’Naan’s “Waving Flag.” BTS won this poll.
Great news. We also ran a poll on Instagram. Fans of both groups are winners! Enjoy the rest of the day/evening.
— Alex Stone (@AlexStone7) July 5, 2018
Meanwhile, on Facebook, they made two polls, one with K’Naan’s “Waving Flag” versus Ricky Martin’s “The Cup of Life,” and the second with Queen’s “We Will Rock You” versus Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby.” For these polls, “Waving Flag” and “We Will Rock You” won.
Fans were able to show the power of K-pop fandoms by voting for their favorite groups’ songs.
Are you excited to hear K-pop at the World Cup?