Olympics bid for dictator’s girl band
NORTH Korea will have talks today to have its leading girl band, Moranbong, perform at next month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
If successful at the talks, the world might be treated to such hits as My Country is the Best! and Let’s Support Our Supreme Commander with Arms.
An Olympic appearance would be the first time on an international stage for Moranbong, whose 20 mini-skirted members were “hand-picked” by dictator Kim Jong-Un to form the band in 2012 and sing mainly songs in tribute to the Dear Leader.
More typical are performances like the one in July on a Pyongyang stage before a jumbo screen showing North Korea’s new intercontinental ballistic missile shooting into the sky while the band performed a set that included their hit Make Others Envy Us.
One of the four North Korean delegates to today’s meeting is Hyon Song-Wol, the leader of the Moranbong band and rumoured ex-girlfriend of dictator Kim Jong-un. Hyon was rumoured to have been executed in 2013.
But she re-emerged the following year and earned a spot on the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea’s Central Committee last year.
The Olympics will be held about 80km south of the demilitarised zone that separate the two Koreas.