On February 25, the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics officially ended with the closing ceremony featured by various K-pop stars like EXO and CL. However, many left the ceremony disappointed due to Psy, who eventually did not make it to the show.
Previous to the closing ceremony, there had been a rumor that globally renowned K-pop star Psy would be the one behind the question mark left for an additional surprise guest invited to the stage on the big night. However, the artist betrayed many wishes.
Throughout the ceremony, people on social media sought for the artist and they did not hide their disappointment when the ceremony ended without Psy’s horse-riding dance to “Gangnam Style.” Psy stayed on the top of the local search engine’s frequently searched terms chart throughout the ceremony and many Tweeted in the expectation to see the artist on the stage.
1. 싸이는 바닥에서 갑자기 툭 튀어나오면서 “오빤 강남스타일~”
2. 싸이는 커다란 선물상자에서 펑 하고 나오면서 “오빤 강남스타일~”
3.싸이는 수호랑 머리 벗으면서 “오빤 강남스타일~”
4.싸이가 갑자기 EDM 만지면서 “오빤 강남스타일~”
5. 하지만 다들 싸이 언제나와? 하다 끝난 폐회식
— Darkmodern P (@oneworld2100) February 25, 2018
“1. Psy singing “Oppan Gangnam Style,” making a surprise appearance from the floor.
2. Psy singing “Oppan Gangnam Style,” making a surprise appearance from a giant gift box.
3. Psy singing “Oppan Gangnam Style,” taking off the Soohorang costume.
4. Psy singing “Oppan Gangnam Style,” mixing EDM.
5. But the closing ceremony ended with questions asking when is Psy going to make his appearance.”
다급하게 싸이를 찾고있는 인면조 pic.twitter.com/vdSsORWVt1
— su (@su_kingsman) February 25, 2018
“The human-faced bird looking desperately for Psy”
비록 올림픽은 끝났지만 온 국민이 당신을 기억할 겁니다.
— 조만국 (@mankookjo123) February 25, 2018
“Although the game has ended, every citizen will remember your name.
Well done, Psy.”
아 싸이 무대 너무 신났다 못봤지만
— ZB (@Zombeing) February 25, 2018
“Ah, Psy’s performance was amazing although I didn’t see it.”
ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 다들 싸이 여기있을꺼라고 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅌ pic.twitter.com/S6X9dis9Wj
— ᶜᵁᵀᴱ죤마탱 (@baegopa365) February 25, 2018
“Everyone is guessing that Psy is inside the box lol.”
아니 외국인들도 기대하고 잇엇을 거 아냐
개막식: 한국에 왓으니 싸이를 볼 수 잇겟지?
폐막식: 한국에 왓으니 싸이를 볼 수 잇겟지?
노싸이: 웨얼 이즈 걩냼슷톼일?
— ㄲ김오. 명✨ (@kim5myeong) February 25, 2018
“Well, foreigners should have expected it as well.
Opening ceremony: I will be able to see Psy since I’m in Korea
Closing ceremony: I will be able to see Psy since I’m in Korea
No Psy: Where is Gangnam Style?”
In the meanwhile, it’s been revealed that Psy had been invited to the closing ceremony, but denied the proposal due to the pressure from negative feedbacks he received when he performed for previous Asian Games.
By Heewon Kim