BTS took over The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a special event episode that had everyone talking.
Sometimes the payoff of a show or performance can’t live up to the hype. And nothing in music comes with as much hype and buzz as BTS. But even with expectations sky high, the K-pop superstars absolutely delivered-and then some-on a special episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
At the start of the month, Jimmy Fallon announced that BTS would be coming to New York for a Tonight Show unlike any other. Fans were encouraged to send in questions for the band and in a matter of no time, #BTSonFallon was the biggest story in music and late night television.
So after weeks of anticipation, the BTS Army asking questions, and digging into what the show would be, Monday night finally answered it all. What ended up happening was an event rarely seen in late night television and further proof of BTS’s cultural impact and pop icon status.
Whether you missed the Tonight Show airing or want to relive the highlights, Last Night On has you covered. Here are the best moments from BTS and Jimmy Fallon.
Fan questions answered
The Tonight Show is the most interactive late night program. Fallon and his writers always want input from audiences and are often behind some of the biggest trending topics on Twitter. So it was a no-brainer to call in the BTS Army to submit questions for the band.
The interview was made even more special by Fallon taking the boys on a subway ride. Having the car to themselves isn’t exactly a true New York experience but it certainly added something that would have been lost in a standard studio interview.
Fans got insight into how the band writes songs, what they enjoy about live performances, and what they want non-fans to know about them. The band also got to show off more of their personalities sharing stories about the “black bean noodle incident,” their mutual love for John Cena, and their pre-show ritual.
We knew that it wouldn’t be The Tonight Show without a game. The only question was what game would Jimmy Fallon want to play. So rather than a fan-favorite, a new game with a new format was created for the seven-member band.
Credit to the Tonight Show staff for coming up with some creative games to play in the limited space available in the subway car. Jungkook may have been delcared the winner but the judges may want to review the tape. There looked like some after-the-buzzer Post-Its made their way on.
On at Grand Central
After the interviews and the games, it was time for BTS to do what it does best: perform. And in keeping iwith the theme of the episode, The Tonight Show went above and beyond expectations by putting on a concert in New York City’s Grand Central terminal.
“On” is the latest single from the band’s Map of the Soul: 7 album that was released on Feb. 21. The album boasted impressive preorder sales and was applauded by critics before being made a hit by fans.
The performance here on The Tonight Show definitely lived up the hype. The production was something completely differing for the late night show but it came together along with BTS to deliver a unique, entertaining show.
BTS isn’t done with late night television quite yet. Don’t forget that the band’s edition of “Carpool Karaoke” comes to The Late Late Show with James Corden tonight. What was your favorite moment from the Tonight Show takeover? Let us know in the comment section and keep checking Last Night On for more news and highlights.