[by Kim Young Shin] PSY performs in three different channels in China for ‘Spring Festival Gala’, the special annual shows for Chinese New Year. It is unprecedented for a foreign artist to appear in so many New Year’s show.
Recently, he finished filming the programs for the three channels – Shangai Dragon TV, Jiangsu TV and Liaoning TV.
The first to air on is Liaoning TV’s on February 6, when the long holiday for New Year begins. He performs his mega hit ‘Gangnam Style’ as well as his new song ‘DADDY’. Chinese Pianist Lang Lang, who performed with PSY for the opening of 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, and famous local singers star in the show.
On February 8, Dragon TV and Jiangsu TV will also broadcast PSY’s performance. For Jinagsu TV, Aaron Kwok and Leon Lai will appear in the show. Psy will sing ‘NAPAL BAJI’ and ‘Gangnam Style.’ In Dragon TV, he will stage ‘DADDY’ and ‘DANCE JOKEY’.
Psy appearing in three channels for Chinese New Year, which is the biggest holiday in China, proves his exceptional popularity in the region. Particularly, all of the three channels are broadcasted to all areas in China. Liaoning TV and Dragon TV have 900 million viewers each and Jiangsu TV 1.1 billion. The audience will enjoy his new song which is performed first time on a local stage.
Meanwhile, PSY’s ‘DADDY’ recently hit over 100 million views and ‘Gangnam Style’, over 2.5 billion views. (photo by YG Entertainment)