The votes are in; EXO‘s “Power” will be playing in the FIFA World Cup stadium.
On July 4, the FIFA World Cup gave netizens the opportunity to choose between 4 songs to be played at the World Cup stadium. These songs were BTS‘s “Fake Love”, EXO’s “Power”, J Balvin‘s “Mi Gente”, and Zedd (feat. Marren Morris and Grey) “The Middle”.
Turn it up and feel the beat!
From the final four, which beat do you want heard inside the stadium? VOTE NOW! 🎶 #FIFAStadiumDJ
— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 4, 2018
As soon as the voting began, it became clear that either BTS or EXO would be named the winner. These two groups raced neck in neck while leaving the other 2 competitors in the dust.
BTS and EXO are both supported by extremely loyal, active fanbases, who voted non-stopped for their favourite idols.
— ChanHomeTHCH2 (@ChanHomeTHCH2) July 5, 2018
— ARMY BRIGADE/Voting and Streaming (@ArmyBrigade13) July 5, 2018
we're supporting EXO! please vote for POWER girlies! FIFA needs POWER💪 https://t.co/BOeGOlzLl1
— suzy pics (@baesuzypictures) July 5, 2018
— 💫 (@JeonMicDrop) July 5, 2018
In the end though, EXO won this battle of the bands. Soon, both FIFA watchers and players will be introduced to this killer boy group through “Power”.
This isn’t the first time EXO has taken over an international sporting event. EXO performed live during the 2018 Olympics’ closing ceremony.
Their performance blew viewers away, so they come highly recommended!
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) July 5, 2018
Although there has been some bad blood between the EXO and BTS fandoms, many ARMYs are congratulating EXO-Ls on their hard-won victory.
— — Mina ‘💦 (@__GucciGeo__) July 5, 2018
/krt/ i’m one of the armys who voted for both power and fake love! and congratulations for exo and exo-l for winning the poll 💓 siapapun yang menang di poll itu deserve buat diputer lagunya so, congrats!
— /krt/ – ❌ JANGAN JUALAN ❌ (@koreanthingy) July 5, 2018
We are best of the best ARMY… We are fight with 10 fandom… Good job #ARMYsAreHereForEXOLs love you all fandom😘😘😍😍❤❤ peace from me… 😉😉😍😍 congrats for you EXO Power❤ me Multifandom, peace 😊😊@BTS_twt @bts_bighit @weareoneEXO @exo_schedules @justinbieber
— cici_ (@cici152016) July 5, 2018
I’m obviously ARMY, but congrats to EXO for winning💗 even though I would have liked for BTS to win, I personally think power would be a better choice for a fifa game. But let’s not get these fan wars between us #FIFAxEXOPower #FIFAfakelove
— Jhope’s damn sprite (VOTE BTS) (@Jhopessprite2) July 5, 2018
Everyone did so well for the FIFA poll! Tbh, I would’ve been fine with either Fake Love or Power. It’s ok ARMY, we guys worked hard!! Congrats to EXO!!
#BTSxFifaWorldCup @BTS_twt #FIFAxEXOPOWER @weareoneEXO
— M (@strawtaeymilk) July 5, 2018
To hear “Power”, check out the music video here.