Who said rock is dead? At the 2018 Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday night, a 13-year-old prodigy named Yang Tae-Hwan stole the show by shredding on his electric guitar in the shadow of the Olympic flame.
Rocking an oversized turtleneck and leather jacket, the South Korean teenager was joined by a full band as they capped the night's musical medley by melting everyone's faces with a wild finish. Hell yeah.
Apparently, this kid has been crushing it for years, because I just searched his name on YouTube and found a clip of him on a Korean game show back in 2015. The video has nearly two million views and shows that Yang Tae-Hwan was already destroying guitar solos at the age of 10.
Already obsessed, I kept searching and came across his personal YouTube channel. Some people are pointing out that it looked like Yang Tae-Hwan may have been playing to a backing track and wasn't plugged in during the ceremony (as is common during big events like this) but his channel shows he can really rock. It's full of incredible covers from artists like Michael Jackson and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Apparently, I wasn't the only one who was impressed. Twitter is full of people raving about "guitar kid." Rock on, Yang Tae-Hwan.