There is no denying that BTS member Jungkook was the star of the night at the 2022 FIFA World Cup’s opening ceremony that kickstarted on November 20, 2022. For the unversed, the event took place at the retractable roof football stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. The Al-Bayt Stadium was filled with football fans from around the world and everyone was mesmerized by Kookie’s performance in no time!
Opening ceremony details
Ahead of the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 between Qatar and Ecuador, the stadium witnessed the presence of more than 60,000 audience members including the teams of the sport. In the midst of all this, the fans happily welcomed Jungkook for a performance alongside Qatari singer Fahad Al Kubaisi who is also a record producer. The BTS member started alone by singing his newly released track titled Dreamers while shifting to his moves later. Halfway through the stage, Kubaisi also joined him with his splendid voice taking over. Fans were ecstatic as the two hugged it out at the center and Jungkook closed it off with a solo verse of the track at the end.
Kubaisi’s gratitude-filled message
Talking about Fahad Al Kubaisi, the Qatari singer later penned a gratitude-filled message for Jungkook on Twitter and said, “I can’t express my gratitude and happiness for my participation in the biggest event of all times the World Cup in my country #Qatar with the talented Jungkook, thank you for everything.”
The singer also went on to share a few photos from the duo’s performance and was seen sharing the fans’ excitement for the stage.
Check out the tweet below.
I can’t express my gratitude and happiness for my participation in the biggest event of all times the World Cup in my country #Qatar with the talented Jung kook , thank you for everything#WorldCup #WorldCup2022 #JUNGKOOKxFIFA #JungkookAtFIFAWorldCup @BTS_twt @bts_bighit pic.twitter.com/PebpCj9uN2
— فهد الكبيسي (@FahadAlkubaisi) November 20, 2022
Talking about Dreamers, it is Jungkook’s official soundtrack that was pre-released ahead of his live performance at the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. JK has now become the second-ever soloist following Ricky Martin who released his official solo music for the 1998 World Cup that was titled The Cup of Life. The specific song is said to have achieved 100 number one ranks on the iTunes charts across the globe within 12 hours of its release.
Earlier, BigHit Music had given details about Jungkook’s performance at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Here is what the official statement read, “We’d like to inform you about BTS Jung Kook’s participation in the opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. At the opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022â„¢, Jung Kook will be performing the official soundtrack Dreamers.”