BTS Recreated The Beatles’ Legendary Performance When Playing “Boy With Luv” on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
Boy band fever is hitting the U.S. hard right now and it’s all thanks to the already-legendary BTS, who have been making appearance after appearance stateside and wooing us all with their sweet harmonies and delightful dance moves. On Wednesday night, BTS confirmed they were legends by paying homage to another international group who similarly sent the U.S. into a frenzy more than 50 years ago: The Beatles.
BTS paid homage to The Beatles during their first-ever appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Colbert helped BTS recreate The Beatles’ famous 1964 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, a performance which also served to introduce the band to a bigger U.S. audience. The BTS ARMY has been on the BTS beat for a long time now, but the time has finally come to make sure every single U.S. citizen knows about BTS. So why not model a history-making late night performance after another iconic performance that helped launch a group to true global stardom?
Wednesday night’s Late Show episode included a black-and-white cold open that set up the Beatles/BTS schtick, with host Stephen Colbert doing his best Ed Sullivan impression. The cold open also featured each member of BTS getting their time in the spotlight, saying hello to everyone individually as a way for new viewers to get to know them. The cold open was only made better with Stephen getting the group together and introducing each of them as “the cute one,” with the camera slowly panning to each member of BTS as they made cute faces.
After Stephen spent time interviewing the group, they resumed their Beatles bit by performing “Boy With Luv” on a set that was recreated, down to the drum kit, in the image of The Beatles’ 1964 performance. Check out the Beatles performing “Twist & Shout” on The Ed Sullivan Show so you can see just how accurate BTS was in recreating this huge moment in music history.
If this performance doesn’t convince you all to join the rest of the ARMY in celebrating BTS, then we don’t know what will.
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