BTS Fans Are Freaking Out Over This English-Language 'Fake Love' Cover On The X Factor
7 October 2018, 14:30 | Updated: 9 October 2018, 15:45
X Factor contestant Molly Scott sang a BTS number and ARMY are very here for it.
A quick catchup just in case you’re one of the people not watching X Factor this year: Louis Tomlinson has joined the show and he's the judge that we’ve always wanted. Okay, so now you’re all caught up, at judges houses this weekend, BTS fans saw an incredible acknowledgement from Simon Cowell and one of the contestants.
Molly Scott, one of Simon’s final four, was singing her heart out in front of Simon, guest judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and a few other major industry names who’d been invited along. So far so normal but when the music started, she wasn't singing a reality tv competition classic. No 'Torn' by Natalie Imbruglia. No 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston. Instead, it was an English lyric version of 'Fake Love' by BTS.
The significance of this did not go unnoticed by BTS fans across the UK.
This is one of the first real acknowledgements of BTS on mainstream TV. Despite the fact that they’ve had an album land at number 14 in the charts and sold out two nights at the O2 in minutes, this is a real first.
It was a spell binding performance by Molly. The vocals were chilling and, quite frankly, to hear the song translated into English was a real moment for British fans. To be able to connect with the sentiment of the song in a more instant way confirmed everything they knew all along. The songs that BTS write, produce, perform are powerful and Molly managed to emulate that, which must have played some hand in her advancing to the live shows.
BTS fans are showing a lot of love to Molly on Twitter.
You're voice is so beautiful & the performance was AMAZING !!— Yuki 💜 (@ArmyYuu2) October 7, 2018
Thank you for singing @BTS_twt song . You delivered the heartbreaking message so well 💜
X-Factor UK? Sombody pinch me pls... Never,never I thought nor dreamed ,I would heard @BTS_twt or any Korean songs will be sang at X-Factor. SUPER PROUD . 🙆♀️ and 👏 to the young lady !— BeautifulSoulBTS (@BeautifulSoulB5) October 7, 2018
I’ve probably broken the replay button . You voice is so captivating. I absolutely loved your performance especially due to your song choice . @BTS_twt fake love has such a serious and beautiful message which you clearly portrayed . I hope you do exceptionally well ! Good luck— Zoey 🇿🇦 (@ordinary240401) October 7, 2018
I know it's BTS songs but this woman really owned it. I got goosebumps throughout the song and the fact that it was translated, I could j— Jiminie 💙 😍☮️1⃣0⃣1⃣3⃣9️⃣5️⃣ (@esem_bee) October 8, 2018
Honestly babe, from the bottom of my heart, thanks for singing beautifully and bringing recognition to @BTS_twt perfect song 💕— TAEmily (@c0cktailNdreamz) October 7, 2018
The important question is, are you army?— Paradise 🇳🇮 (@Suga_MicDropi) October 7, 2018
This was a more than exciting moment for BTS fans and the kind of acknowledgement they have been hungry for. As far as we're aware, an English version of 'Fake Love' is only something that has been done so far by YouTube stars. To expose an even wider audience to BTS is a huge sign of respect for their work and for that to have come from an industry titan like Simon Cowell is beyond heartwarming.