Like all successful K-Pop artists, EXO have a huge following on social media. In the runup to the Games, fans even warned each other away from using the official Olympic hashtag, for fear they would dominate the channel and drown out news about the actual sport.
The bands Baekhyun spoke about how the sense of occasion has weighed upon EXOs preparations. It is a great honour, he said. But we also practised feeling a lot of burden.
EXOs fans are also feeling the nerves ahead of their live TV performance on Sunday where they will face huge crowds. We are tense. Well be praying hard for the closing performance, which is unarguably the most important achievement in EXOs career to date, said Sabih.
We have seen EXO do so many things like this that we have our full trust in them, like their whole country has their trust in them. We are used to seeing EXO deliver their best and make everyone proud.