Jimin, J-Hope, and Jungkook continue to invite their fans to get their moves on for the trending dance challenge.
In his latest attempt, BTS’ J-Hope recruits members Jimin, and Jungkook as he calls fans throughout the world take on the newest dance craze, #IDOLCHALLENGE.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 29, 2018
While the latest video of the BTS members having fun with the challenge was uploaded on August 29, the group’s dancer gave the challenge its official okay on August 27 when he uploaded a #HopeOnTheStreet video of himself dancing to the track’s intense choreography on a rooftop in Malta.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 27, 2018
Since the dance craze has taken off with brave ARMYs taking it upon themselves to showcase their slicks dance skills. The hype for the challenge has even managed to attract some famous faces such as B.A.P’s Zelo, and Ellen Show DJ, Twitch.
— ajai ♡ (@Yoongiyooo) August 26, 2018
— ふふ(후후)🐯💗 (@fufuandV) August 27, 2018
Bueno ahí va!
Que feliz me hizo este challange!
Gracias Hoseok ☀️💜#HopeOnTheStreet #BTS #IDOL #BTSWORLDTOUR #IDOLCHALLENGE #IDOLDanceChallenge #방탄소년단 @BTS_twt#BTSLoveYourselfTourInArgentina pic.twitter.com/FSyo8tUj18
— 🌸Gabussi 💜 🇦🇷 (@CereBTS) August 28, 2018
— ᴢᴇʟᴏ (@ZELO96) August 29, 2018
— worldwideBTS 🌎 (@btsanalytics) August 29, 2018
Though it should be acknowledged that the dance challenge was initially started by ARMYs on Twitter to mark BTS’ recent release, Idol, but more significantly, it was a way for South African fans to celebrate their culture, the original challenge also tagged with #BTSXAFRICA, and #BTSIdolChallangeAfrica.
— doll💜 (@blubberingblobs) August 24, 2018
whew, i cant dance but i had to do it for my people 🇿🇦🇿🇦
— oluwajeon (@agustleavs) August 24, 2018
— 🍚Swing Destroyer is going✈️Japan|チビへ🍚 (@urnumba1african) August 24, 2018
While the choreography for Idol is known to incorporate elements of traditional Korean dance and the South African Gwara Gwara, the #IDOLCHALLENGE encourages on fans to put their own creative twist to the choreography and, as key with any viral dance challenge, to just enjoy themselves.
Thoughts? Have you taken part in the challenge? Can you keep up with J-Hope’s moves? Can’t say that I relate! Did you remember to stream Idol on the alternative services for clear skin? Tweet us at @ForeverBTScom!