The global K-pop sensation BTS will appear on The Tonight Show for an entire week’s worth of performances, sketches, and interviews.
- Last Updated: September 23, 2020, 8:21 AM IST
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NBC announced that The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will be celebrating “BTS Week” between September 28-October 2. Each episode will feature a musical performance by BTS, including a rendition of their chartbuster “Dynamite,” the group’s first fully English-language song.
“I’m so excited to have BTS back on the show. We just started the new season and we’re working on a lot of really exciting things,” Fallon told Entertainment Weekly in a statement. “One thing that is important to us at The Tonight Show is showcasing talent and creatives, so what better way to kick things off than a full week with them. And this is just the start.”
BTS Week will also see RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook participate in comedy bits and a virtual interview with Jimmy Fallon. The episodes will, however, also feature other guests. NBC has announced John Cena as the lead interview guest for that night’s broadcast. Cena has publicly supported BTS on multiple occasions, and the members have reciprocated the respect and admiration.
During a February edition of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” BTS told the host that John Cena is the fellow celebrity they would most like to meet.
Needless to say, the BTS Army is going gaga over this news. One user wrote, “JOHN CENA X BTS THIS IS NOT A DRILL I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DAY.” Another said, “I made myself cry watching them talk about John Cena last time they were on the Tonight Show and Chimmy Fallon said he was gonna connect them and now BTS and John Cena will both be on The Tonight Show next week.” (sic)
Check out some of the best reactions here:
I made myself cry watching them talk about John Cena last time they were on the Tonight Show and Chimmy Fallon said he was gonna connect them and now BTS and John Cena will both be on the Tonight Show next week
— Miche⁷ (@MicheBangtan) September 22, 2020
Hope John Cena gets to talk to the boys. Wanna see everyone’s reactions
— DREY ✜⁷ (@Rosiehoya) September 22, 2020
potaenaaa magkakaroon ng John Cena and BTS interaction!!!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE JHOPE AND JOHN CENA INTERACTION!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/6jst94g8uf
— J I N H I T _ E N T E R T A I N M E N T ⁷ (@jinhit_ent1992) September 23, 2020
JOHN CENA WILL APPEAR ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE BTSWEEK ….. JIMMY FALLON REALLY KEPT HIS PROMISE
— ✜⁷ahana • ¹/ʜᴏᴛ₁₀₀ • txt cb oct26 (@btschartdom) September 22, 2020
The Tonight Show has played host to similar events, like 2017’s Miley Week. In 2018, Ariana Grande featured as Fallon’s one and only guest for an entire episode. That same year, Cardi B became the first celebrity to co-host The Tonight Show with Fallon.