Pancouver-Logo

Become a Cultural Navigator

Become a Cultural Navigator

Hoàng Thùy Linh’s Number 1 Vietnamese single, “See Tinh”, spawns copycat dance moves across East and Southeast Asia

See Tinh
Hoàng Thuỳ Linh's "See Tình" has caught the interest of Asian celebrities.

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Vietnamese pop star Hoàng Thùy Linh can take comfort with what’s happening in some Asian countries. In South Korea, volleyball star Lee Da-hyeon recently celebrated a point by dancing courtside to Linh’s Number 1 pop song, “See Tinh” (“See Love”).

Below, you can see the video, which went viral on KBSSport’s TikTok account.

Watch two Korean volleyball players groove to “See Tinh”.

Then another South Korean volleyball star, Kim Yeo-koung, copied some of those moves, which were pioneered in Linh’s music video.

They’re not alone.

Last May, Taiwanese superstar Jolin Tsai also mimicked Hoàng Thùy Linh’s fancy dance steps and arm manoeuvres. You can watch Tsai bust her moves in the video below.

For those interested in the real deal, check out Hoàng Thùy Linh’s official music video below.

Watch the official video for “See Tinh”.

Meanwhile, other celebrities in South Korea and China have joined in the craze. There’s also a compilation of people doing the dance in the Philippines, including some celebrities.

There are lots of other videos like this on YouTube, including this one below.

Some police officers Philippines have even gotten into the act.

Who’s next? Michael Bublé? Harry Styles?

Keep in mind  that anyone famous in the West who attempts this is likely to generate attention in Vietnam, which is home to nearly 100 million people.

Follow Pancouver editor Charlie Smith on Twitter @charliesmithvcr. Follow Pancouver on Twitter @PancouverMedia.

Take Action Now

Pancouver fuels creativity and promotes a more inclusive society. You can contribute to support our mission of shining a spotlight on diverse artists. Donations from within Canada qualify for a tax receipt.

Share this article

Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith

Pancouver editor Charlie Smith has worked as a Vancouver journalist in print, radio, and television for more than three decades.

Subscribe

Tags

Related Articles

The Society of We Are Canadians Too created Pancouver to foster greater appreciation for underrepresented artistic communities. A rising tide of understanding lifts all of us.

We would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). With this acknowledgement, we thank the Indigenous peoples who still live on and care for this land.

The Society of We Are Canadians Too created Pancouver to foster greater appreciation for underrepresented artistic communities. A rising tide of understanding lifts all of us.

© 2023 The Society of We Are Canadians Too Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions

We would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. With this acknowledgement, we thank the Indigenous peoples who still live on and care for this land.