BTS’ Jung Kook Performs ‘Dreamers’ At The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Opening Ceremony

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 opening ceremony was quasi-hosted by Morgan Freeman and headlined by BTS’ Jung Kook, who performed the tournament’s official song “Dreamers.” Jung Kook released the empowering, upbeat anthem hours before the ceremony.

The accompanying music video is set to hit FIFA’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, November 22, and it has a lot to live up to after Jung Kook’s dazzling — literally, he was wearing a sparkling black jacket — live rendition at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. The galactic pop star owned the sprawling stage, backed by countless choreographed dancers and joined by Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi.

“Look who we are, we are the dreamers,” Jung Kook pristinely sang in the chorus. “We make it happen, ’cause we believe it.” Get used to hearing that a billion times between now and the World Cup’s closing on December 18.

After Jung Kook and Al-Kubaisi finished their galvanizing performance, “Dreamers” soundtracked a video montage of Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani playing with Qatari children in the deserts. The video was described on the FOX broadcast as “very super emotional video because this shows you that we will play football whenever and wherever we have the opportunity, even if it’s barefoot.”

Jung Kook was confirmed as the opening ceremony performer last weekend. “Dreamers” is featured on the World Cup’s official soundtrack alongside “Tukoh Taka” by Maluma, Nicki Minaj and Myriam Fares and “Hayya Hayya (Better Together)” by AISHA, Davido and Trinidad Cardona. According to Chart Data, “Dreamers” climbed to the top of iTunes charts in 100 countries less than 12 hours after its release.

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 kicks off when Qatar and Ecuador take the pitch at 11 a.m. EST.

See more clips from the opening ceremony below.

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