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K-pop boy band Seventeen shines in 1st performance on Ellen DeGeneres show

Entertainment 13:19 April 02, 2021

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- K-pop boy band Seventeen made its first appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday (U.S. time), giving a performance of its 2019 smash song "Hit."

The 13-member group, in black leather outfits, delivered a pre-recorded performance of its EDM number on the popular American talk show.

The segment, which Seventeen described as involving "the toughest choreography out of all its performances," was filmed at an outdoor sports stadium in South Korea.

This combined photo, provided by Pledis Entertainment on April 2, 2021, shows K-pop boy group Seventeen performing its 2019 hit song "Hit" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

In an interview video posted on the TV show's official Twitter account, the K-pop act said they wanted to deliver the group's energy to more people through this performance.

"In hard times like this (from the new coronavirus pandemic), Seventeen will continue to work hard to meet our fans in more places and various ways," the group's leader S. Coups said.

"I'm hoping the day we can all meet healthily and safely is near," member Woozi said, adding they desperately miss their fans.

Since debuting in 2015, the self-producing band has emerged as one of the leading boy groups here with a number of hit songs, including "Very Nice," "Pretty U" and "Left and Right."

The group released two million-selling albums -- "Semicolon" and "Heng:garae" -- last year.

Earlier this year, Seventeen also appeared on other popular shows like "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and "The Kelly Clarkson Show."

This photo, provided by Pledis Entertainment, shows K-pop boy group Seventeen. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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