The event, that took place early in the morning here in the U.S., was an extravagant affair that included the parade of athletes, traditional Korean songs and dances, and the passing of the torch to the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Beijing, China. For most fans on social media, the real winner of the closing ceremony was K-Pop.
Korean-pop star CL took the stage first, dressed in black on a podium surrounded by back up dancers. She started off with her hit “Hello Bitches” and bled it into her singles “Baddest Female” and “I am the best.”
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 26, 2018
Taking the spotlight following her was boy band Exo. Band member Kai took the stage adorned in traditional Korean garb and danced to a single drummer before the other seven members of the band rode out in go-kart style buggies to join Kai.
Check out the whole performance below.
— withMBC (@withMBC) February 25, 2018
Fans took to Twitter to express their admiration of the performances.
I’d like to suggest K-pop for Super Bowl halftime next year #ClosingCeremony
— Lindsay Rachunek (@lilrachunek) February 26, 2018
— Nancy Shrew (@thelineupx) February 26, 2018
And some thought that Exo bore a strange resemblance to a famous American figure.
— Brienna Johnson (@cheesey_j) February 25, 2018
What did you think of Exo and CL’s performance at the Closing Ceremony?
Catch the whole show here from NBC.