BTS stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night (Sept. 25) in the wake of their history-making United Nations speech. In addition to participating in a hilarious (but impressive) Fortnite Dance Challenge sketch, the internationally-adored seven-piece South Korean boy band performed their hit single “Idol” and “I’m Fine” from their new chart-topping album, Love Yourself Answer.
BTS fans in the “Tonight Show” audience erupted into intermittent screams as RM, Suga, J-Hope, V, Jimin, Jungkook and Jin did their signature “Idol” dance choreography in tight, perfectly-synced fashion, taking the track to its celebrated chorus, “Can’t stop me loving myself.”
The South Korean K-pop band also performed a second original song, “I’m Fine,” as a bonus. The audience enthusiasm never waned as V started singing the soft notes of the slow-tempo opening while laying on the floor, looking up at the ceiling, surrounded by the rest of his BTS bandmates, who also started the performance laying down. The song eventually evolved into a rap segment led by bandleader RM, while other members alternated slower, solo sections.
(Watch the BTS “Idol” “Tonight Show” performance above and the “I’m Fine” performance below).
BTS is arguably ruling the pop music landscape, having recently scored their second Billboard 200 chart-topping album in less than 12 months with Love Yourself: Answer . The final record in the Love Yourself album trilogy followed their second chart-topper, Love Yourself: Tear which was released earlier this year. Fallon, who is a self-professed fanboy of many music artists and groups, notably wore the “ears” Jimin wears in the “Idol” music video because they practically “share the same name.”