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Rain,christian louboutin pas cher, who is a star across much of Asia,christian louboutin pas cher, will be the first Korean to sing an Olympic theme song since quartet Koreana sang "Hand in Hand" for the Seoul Olympics in 1988. He was apparently asked to sing the song last year and gladly accepted.
Korean pop star Rain is seen during an appearance in Bangkok,christian louboutin, Thailand on May 26,abercrombie, 2007. /Reuters
Working under a tight schedule as he promotes his new movie "Speed Racer,louboutin pas cher," he is now discussing details of the song with the Chinese Olympic organization
The selection of a Korean star over Chinese singers is surprising,cheap michael kors, but Rain has an exceptional relationship with China. Since making his international debut there in 2004 he has worked as a spokesperson for companies like Pepsi,michael kors outlet, Pantec and Puma,michael kors handbags, enjoying popularity as great as that of any Chinese star.
Performing at the Olympics is expected to further boost Rain's international stature,chaussures louboutin pas cher, as should his Hollywood debut in "Speed Racer,michael kors," which is directed by the Wachowski brothers.
Rain also has plans to appear in another Hollywood movie this year. In sports he has been appointed as a PR ambassador for the 2011 Daegu World Athletics Championships.
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Manchester United's Park Ji-sung (right) keeps the ball from Charlton's Darren Ambrose during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England on Saturday/AP