As her Christmas gift to her fans and followers this year, Sandara Park posted a video of her collaboration with fellow K-pop idol Jay of the boy group iKon on her official YouTube channel last December 25, Friday. The song they covered was Inigo Pascual’s catchy upbeat love song “Dahil Sa ‘Yo” which was first launched by Star Music in 2016.
In their Christmas-themed music video, Dara and Jay (real name Kim Jinhwan) had fun performing in festive looking outfits, while singing in a relaxed and candid way. Both sang the song in fluent Tagalog, proving their ties to the Philippines, having both stayed and studied for some time in the country in the past.
Before she became known worldwide as “Dara” after her launch as part of the all-girl group 2NE1 in 2009, the 36-year-old artist was first known as the “Pambansang Krung Krung” in the Philippines after she joined ABS-CBN’s Star Circle Quest in 2004 where she emerged as first runner-up.
Watch the video here:
Both Dara and Jay’s group iKon are currently managed by one of Korea’s biggest talent management companies called YG Entertainment which is also the same agency that handles the career of major K-pop groups like BLACKPINK, Winner, and BIGBANG.