The first ever winner of the Innaugural glorious production, North Korean Idol, was announced on Saturday in Pyngyang’s Kim Jong Il stadium. The winner, long considered a front runner in the competition, was the Great Leader himself, Kim Jong-Il.
Pictured above just moments after being named the first North Korean Idol, Mr. Kim, fighting away tears, reportedly broke into an impromptu song and dance routine, much to the delight of the throngs of adoring fans. Teenage girls, middle-aged women, and grandmothers were joined by young boys, middle-aged men and grandfathers in a rapturous applause that lasted for over 30 minutes.
One middle-aged woman, sobbing with joy, spoke about her feelings at the announcement of her country’s first Idol. “He is the greatest singer of all time. When he sings, birds fall silent, flowers bloom, and rainbows spontaneously appear on the tops of many mountains. When I hear his voice, I feel lighter than air, and I must fight away the overwhelming feelings of pure ecstasy.”
During the competition, Mr. Kim successfully defeated other competitors, including the last semi-finalist, a four-year-old phenom who gladly accepted second prize. Most of Mr. Kim’s performances were classic North Korean songs, ranging from traditional folk tunes to rousing revolutionary denunciations of hated American Imperialists. However, Mr. Kim also showed great versatility and even sang one song in English.