K-pop megagroup Girls Generation made their American network TV debut on Tuesday night on “Late Night with David Letterman.”
The nine-member group, who have performed all over the world with fans on nearly every continent, appeared on the popular late-night talk show along with fellow guests Bill Murray and Regis Philbin.
Girls Generation closed out the show with their English-language song “The Boys.” At the end of the performance, they received applause from the audience as well as the guest stars and the host himself even gave the girls a football as a present.
“Late Night” wasn’t the girls’ only tryst with American talk shows. The next morning, Girls Generation was at it again, performing “The Boys” on “Live with Kelly.”
After the performance on the morning show, Kelly Ripa and guest host Howie Mandel, immediately commented on Girls Generation’s fans, who made up the bulk of the audience.
“You have so many fans!” Mandel said as he pointed to the crowd. “They knew all the words, they were singing along with the song.”
Ripa also added, “I’ve never seen such audience participation in my life, congratulations.”
Girls Generations’ fans, who call themselves “Sones,” welcomed the girls as soon as they arrived in the States and stayed with them throughout their performances on “Late Night” as well as “Live with Kelly.”
The morning before the performance, Kelly Ripa and guest host, Daniel Radcliffe, talked about the upcoming performance and Kelly was blown away about the amount of Tweets she received.
“They’re very, very big,” said Ripa, Tuesday morning. “I get Tweets from all over the world about this group, Girls Generation.”
Daniel Radcliffe also added in, “I was doing an interview the other day and someone gave me their CD. I haven’t listened to it yet.”
Girls Generations’ CD, also titled “The Boys,” debuted on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart at No. 2. The chart is for artists making their first appearance on Billboard and with a top debut, the girls are taking their place as a popular group in the American music industry.
Girls Generation on “Late Night with David Letterman”
Girls Generation on “Live with Kelly”