BTS‘s Jungkook encountered a technical difficulty during his performance of “Dreamers” at the 2022 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony, but the way he handled it showed how much of a (talented) professional he really is.
Despite the positive reception, however, Jungkook surprised fans by claiming that he wasn’t fully satisfied with his performance. ARMYs couldn’t believe it, especially given how much praise it received even from non-fans.
In a live stream on Weverse after the show, Jungkook revealed his true feelings about the performance, as well as one detail that fans who watched it live might have missed out on.
Jungkook is well-known for his standout talent as the group’s main vocalist. Japanese fans recently ranked him first among the best male vocalists in K-Pop, and he has even received high praise from his recent collaborator, Charlie Puth.
It’s no surprise then, that he impressed with his live vocals at the World Cup opening ceremony.
you can hear jungkook’s live vocals so clear here i’m ascending pic.twitter.com/FcGY742H5Q
— mayra ⁷ ✘ INDIGO 12/2 🌊 (@joonbiseok) November 20, 2022
THE FIT, THE VOCALS, THE CHOREO???? JEON JUNGKOOK YOU ARE SO FCN COOL I LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOU DID AMAZING pic.twitter.com/fSzZJDm3XV
— Rena⁷∞ (@borahae_4_life) November 20, 2022
It was because of this that it was impossible to tell that there was actually an issue with his in-ear. During his post-show live stream, Jungkook spilled that he hadn’t yet monitored the performance. He then stated that because of the problem with his in-ear, he hadn’t actually been able to hear himself sing.
Jungkook: Was my performance okay? I’ve not done the review yet. I couldn't hear my voice well through the in-ear monitor compared to how it was during rehearsal. So I couldn't hear how I sang
(reading the comment) You did fkn good
(laughing) Thank you
— eternal summer (@eternalsummerjk) November 20, 2022
Needless to say, the news left fans rather struck, given the quality of his live vocals. And, of course, they were very much proud!
jungkook said he couldn’t hear himself in the in ear during the performance yet he still delivered such flawless and powerful vocals you could never tell there were any complications
— ✿ (@filesjk) November 20, 2022
That’s crazy!! Jungkook couldn’t fully hear his voice clearly through the in ear & still sounded absolutely pitch perfect??? pic.twitter.com/5OzZSlkdFc
— 𝐒𝐀𝐑𝐀∞⁷ ♡👩🚀 (@_RapperJK) November 20, 2022
I just heard Jungkook wasn’t able to hear himself during the World Cup performance, which makes it all even more impressive. No one noticed, cause he was on the right pitch and beat, which goes to show his excellent ear, pitch accuracy and muscle memory.pic.twitter.com/CxNucgkUZZ
— JK Vocals & Praises (@jjkvocal_) November 20, 2022
Jungkook never disappoints as a performer. Even when faced with difficulties on such a big stage, he still managed to deliver a flawless performance that reminded everyone once again of why he is one of the best vocalists of his generation!
one thing about jeon jungkook: that mic is always on and no vocals will ever vocal the way his vocals vocal
— agust d⁷ 👩🚀 (@pjmyoongii) November 20, 2022