[MUST SEE] South Korean President Yoon electrifies the White House with his singing talents

[&WATCH] South Korean President Yoon electrifies the White House with his singing talents


From nuclear to karaoke: South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol concluded his visit to the White House on Wednesday with a few vocals, which did not fail to arouse the admiration of his American counterpart , Joe Biden. 

At a dinner in his honour, after far more serious bilateral talks promising, among other things, an “end” to the North Korean regime in the event of a nuclear attack on US allies, Mr. Yoon shared his passion for American music.

“We know it's one of your favorite songs, American Pie“, then launched Joe Biden, taking his guest on stage to hear closer to artists playing this Don McLean ballad.

“Yes, it's true,” replies Yoon Suk-yeol, known in South Korea to be a karaoke fan, admitting to being a fan of this title since its release in 1971, when he was still in school.< /p>

“We want to hear you sing it”, tries his American host. Mr. Yoon doesn't really offer any resistance and takes the microphone: “It's been a long time but…”

He lines up the first words a capella. The audience applauds, Joe Biden and the First Lady are delighted.

“At the next State dinner that we will have, it is you who will take care of the animation,” laughs the American president. “I had no damn idea you could sing.”

After his performance, Mr. Yoon was presented by his counterpart with a guitar sent and signed by Don McLean, who did not able to join the dinner.

On social media, netizens praised Yoon Suk-yeol's singing talents.

“Yoon literally tore everything up at the White House !” one Twitter user enthused, in Korean, in the comments below the video showing the president singing. “Yoon has revealed his hidden talent as a singer,” wrote another, also in Korean, sharing the excerpt.

It's not the first time Yoon Suk-yeol has sung in public though. .

In the middle of the 2021 presidential campaign, he made an appearance on the famous South Korean show “All the Butlers”, arousing the admiration of the set with his interpretation of “No one else”, by Lee Seung-chul.