July 18, 2013


Girls' Generation to Sing National Anthem at MLB Game

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As discussed on the anniversary of "Gangnam Style," there's mounting evidence that Psy's global fame helped double the U.S. YouTube views of K-pop artists over the past 12 months. Further evidence of the genre's American foothold: Korean girl group Girls' Generation will invade a Major League Baseball game next weekend! What's more American than that?

On July 28, GG members Tiffany, Sunny and Tae Yeon will perform the national anthem and throw the first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers' home field game vs. the Cincinnati Reds. The appearance will be in honor of the Dodgers' "Korea Day" (the game will also feature a potential match up between Korean pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Shin-Soo Choo).

While we'd love to see all nine GG members take a stab "The Star Spangled Banner" (and perform a track from their awesome I Got a Boy LP), we'll gladly welcome the trio. Will they perform a traditional rendition of the national anthem, or go harmony-heavy a la Destiny's Child? Check back to Fuse on Monday, July 29, to find out!