Why are fans going gaga over Joshua? Seventeen star called 'masterpiece' after 'Kelly Clarkson Show' performance

'Pretty sure THIS joshua will be living in my mind rent-free for the rest of my life but I’m not complaining'

                            Why are fans going gaga over Joshua? Seventeen star called 'masterpiece' after 'Kelly Clarkson Show' performance
Joshua of K-pop group Seventeen performing 'Left & Right' on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show' ('The Kelly Clarkson Show' official YouTube channel)

Occasionally, when a group act performs, it can be difficult not to become fixated on a particular member when they're fired up and infectiously confident. Joshua Hong, of the K-pop group Seventeen, similarly had fans going gaga over him this week after a performance on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'. Additionally, Joshua began trending on Twitter as fans have been pouring out their affections and attraction to the singer.

'The Kelly Clarkson Show' performance

Seventeen stepped into the office in slick business attire (of tailored suits and one cardigan) for a TikTok dance-challenge-worthy performance of their 2020 hit song 'Left & Right'. The performance opens with the 13 members hopping onto their work desks before breaking out into catchy choreographed dance moves in a drab office space complete with watercoolers, printers and more.

During the second half of the performance, the back wall of the office set slid open to drop Seventeen into a gritty subway station adorned with graffiti and exit signs. The walls also featured billboards for 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'.

Boy band Seventeen performs on stage during the 8th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards (Getty Images)

For those who haven't heard 'Left & Right' yet, it is the second and title track of the seventh mini-album 'Heng:garæ'. The song was released on June 22, 2020.

Fan reactions

Although every member shone in their own right, numerous fans on Twitter couldn't help but showcase their support for Joshua's performance. "The way this Joshua’s looking like a fine masterpiece. Ugh the things this man can do," said a fan while another wrote with a short clip of Joshua, "JOSHUA HONG ?! AND THAT WINK AT THE END."

"Pretty sure THIS joshua will be living in my mind rent free for the rest of my life but i’m not complaining," shared a fan. One fan shared several stylish pics of the heartthrob with the caption, "joshua in a suit...." Another fan was also "captivated" by Joshua's vocals, saying, "joshua’s live vocals literally gave me a euphoric experience i am CAPTIVATED."






Joshua turned 25 on December 30, 2020 and had hinted at a scheduled performance during his birthday celebration which turned out to be 'The Kelly Clarkson Show' debut. You can listen to 'Left & Right' and watch Seventeen's US debut performance on The Kelly Clarkson Show' below.


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