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77-year-old internet sensation meets celebrity heartthrob [VIDEO]

Ji Byung-soo, right, performs with K-pop diva Son Dam-bi on KBS TV
Ji Byung-soo, right, performs with K-pop diva Son Dam-bi on KBS TV "Entertainment Weekly" on Friday. Captured from Naver TV account of "Entertainment Weekly"

By Dong Sun-hwa

A
man, 77, who has become an internet sensation by performing a mind-blowing gig on a televised singing show on March 24, had his long-cherished dream come true ― seeing K-pop diva Son Dam-bi up close and personal and singing her song "Crazy" with her.

It happened when Ji Byung-soo was invited to KBS TV "Entertainment Weekly" on Friday. When he was belting out "Crazy" on stage, Son made a surprise appearance. They exchanged awkward greetings, but soon regained their composure to sing and dance together.

Watch the pair's gig:
bit.ly/2WyVSbS

"I am feeling very good. It has been my long-time dream to sing a duet with Son," Ji said. "I have been her fan for 10 years."

Son said, "It was an unexpected, but meaningful performance. I thought Ji's gesture was extraordinary, and later found out he used to do Korean dancing."

Ji has become an online sensation after he performed an age-defying dance and sang "Crazy" in the March 24 episode of KBS TV's "National Singing Contest." His performance has garnered more than 2.8 million views on YouTube.

Ji said he looked forward to performing with Son.


Ji Byung-soo, right, performs with K-pop diva Son Dam-bi on KBS TV
Ji Byung-soo, right, performs with K-pop diva Son Dam-bi on KBS TV "Entertainment Weekly" on Friday. Captured from Naver TV account of "Entertainment Weekly"

By Dong Sun-hwa

A
man, 77, who has become an internet sensation by performing a mind-blowing gig on a televised singing show on March 24, had his long-cherished dream come true ― seeing K-pop diva Son Dam-bi up close and personal and singing her song "Crazy" with her.

It happened when Ji Byung-soo was invited to KBS TV "Entertainment Weekly" on Friday. When he was belting out "Crazy" on stage, Son made a surprise appearance. They exchanged awkward greetings, but soon regained their composure to sing and dance together.

Watch the pair's gig:
bit.ly/2WyVSbS

"I am feeling very good. It has been my long-time dream to sing a duet with Son," Ji said. "I have been her fan for 10 years."

Son said, "It was an unexpected, but meaningful performance. I thought Ji's gesture was extraordinary, and later found out he used to do Korean dancing."

Ji has become an online sensation after he performed an age-defying dance and sang "Crazy" in the March 24 episode of KBS TV's "National Singing Contest." His performance has garnered more than 2.8 million views on YouTube.

Ji said he looked forward to performing with Son.


Dong Sun-hwa sunhwadong@koreatimes.co.kr

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