BTS Conclude Their Residency on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’
Sadly, “BTS Week” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has come to an end. The Korean band’s five-day residency ended on Oct. 2 with a performance of their new single “Dynamite.” Throughout the residency, BTS performed every night on the show, were interviewed by Fallon, and participated in comedy games.
Jimmy Fallon interviewed BTS
Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook served as the main guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Sept. 30. The Korean band played a game called “Dance Your Feelings with BTS” with Fallon by acting out different emotions while dancing to BTS songs. After Jin won the game, Fallon interviewed the group.
To begin the interview, Fallon asked about the septet’s goal of winning a Grammy Award.
“Yeah, the Grammys is definitely the most honorable music award, you know, that evaluates the prominence and the music odyssey of an artist,” RM answered. “And, you know, so doing a BTS solo performance with our own song and winning the Grammy is kind of like our ultimate goal, and also a dream that has naturally grown inside us.”
Before appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the band announced their new album BE (Deluxe Edition) will be released on Nov. 20. Fallon asked the group about the upcoming album, and Jimin told viewers that the songs on BE (Deluxe Edition) are just as good as “Dynamite.”
“We poured in the emotions that we feel now such as joy and sorrow, into this album,” Jimin said. “There are a lot of good songs as good as ‘Dynamite,’ so we hope that they can all make it onto the Hot 100 chart.”
During the episode of The Tonight Show on Oct. 1, the group played another game with Fallon called “Zoom Olympics. The game served as a continuation of their “Subway Olympics” from their appearance on the show on Feb. 24. Shocking no one, Jungkook won again.
The songs BTS performed on ‘The Tonight Show’
The band kicked off the residency with a special performance of “Dynamite” with The Roots and Fallon. At the end of the first episode on Sept. 28, BTS performed “Idol,” the lead single from their 2018 compilation album Love Yourself: Answer. The group set the bar high with the performance and performed it in front of the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea.
The next night, BTS shocked fans by performing “Home” from their 2019 EP Map of the Soul: Persona. Often considered an underrated and underperformed song in BTS’ discography, the “Home” performance gave ARMY a pleasant surprise.
On Sept. 30, BTS performed “Black Swan,” the first single from their 2020 album Map of the Soul: 7, and the performance rivaled their “IDOL” performance from the beginning of the week. They performed “Mikrokosmos” from Map of the Soul: Persona on Oct. 1, making ARMY nostalgic for the band’s Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour. To conclude “BTS Week,” BTS performed “Dynamite” in a roller skating rink on Oct. 2.
What fans thought of the residency
“BTS Week” brought everything fans know and love about the group: insightful conversation, BTS’ humor, and their musical talent. On YouTube, the videos from the residency already have millions of views, and on social media, ARMY expressed how happy they were with the group’s residency on The Tonight Show.
“I’m so happy we got all of these performances…especially HOME and Black Swan. The production and sets were on another level. They’re like bonus MVs,” one fan wrote on Reddit.
“Overall, BTS week was such a blast! I looked forward to it everyday: what will they perform next? What will Jungkook’s hair look like?? We ARMY have been so spoiled by BTS. It feels like one of those advent calendars with the little chocolates inside for each day,” wrote another fan on Reddit.