Who Is Insooni? The Korean Artist Is Singing The 2018 Winter Olympics Torch Song
The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are rapidly approaching, and they're bringing a lot of awesome and exciting news with them. It was recently announced that Korean R&B artist Insooni is singing the 2018 Winter Olympics Torch Song at the Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 9. I spent the morning Googling Insooni, and not that I'm the Olympic song expert or anything, but her voice is that of a literal angel or an ethereal bird. She sounds amazing, and there's a definite 99.9 percent chance I'm going to cry during the Torch Lighting Ceremony.
According to Olympic.org, Insooni will be singing a song titled "Let Everyone Shine," which she performed earlier in 2017 at an event designed to mark the 200-days-to-go milestone in the Olympic timeline. The PyeongChang 2018 Director General of Culture and Ceremonies, Kim Dae-hyun, commented at the time,
Since then, the torch has been traveling through the country stopping in 17 cities as it's made its way to PyeongChang. According to reports, the purpose of this journey is to highlight South Korea's culture, technological achievements, and monuments. It's also designed to unite the host nation and straight up get everyone pumped about the impending Winter Games.
According to Olympic.org, there are a lot of people who touch the torch. In fact, 7,500 torchbearers will participate in the Olympic Torch Relay while the flame makes its way to the Opening Ceremonies where Insooni will be performing. The final torchbearer's identity is always kept secret, and the world will find out who the lucky person is together on Feb. 9 when the torch reaches its final destination in the Olympic cauldron.
SO MUCH POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE, NO?
While performing at the 200-days-to-go event, Insooni said,
Now, here we are with only two days left until show time.
If you want a sneak peek of Insooni and the song "Let Everyone Shine," check out the video below!
If you're not into spoilers, KEEP SCROLLIN', baby.
Here are just a few of the touching lyrics:
Break a leg, Insooni! No pressure.
To learn more, visit teamusa.org. The Winter Olympics will air live starting February 8.
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