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Psy to perform during final round of ‘American Idol’

By Korea Herald

Published : May 14, 2013 - 19:55

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South Korean rapper Psy will perform during the final round of “American Idol Season 12” this week, his local management agency said Tuesday.

Psy will perform his new hit single “Gentleman” as a special guest on the American reality singing competition being aired Thursday (American Pacific time) on Fox TV live across the United States from Los Angeles, YG Entertainment said.

“Gentleman,” the follow-up to his previous global hit, “Gangnam Style,” has been viewed more than 322 million times since it was posted on the video sharing Web site YouTube on April 13.

First broadcast in 2002, “American Idol” has spawned many Billboard chart-toppers and a platoon of pop idols such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert.

American pop star Rihanna performed during the final of the program’s last season. (Yonhap News)