According to the news of the New York Post, Yoon, who is on an official visit to the capital of the USA, Washington, sang the song in question at the dinner given in his honor at the White House.
Yoon, who sang the first line of the song that debuted in 1971 with an unexpected performance, stated that “American Pie” was one of his favorite songs when he was in school.
The South Korean leader’s performance came after US President Joe Biden, who knew the song was Yoon’s favourite, encouraged him.
Yoon hummed the song accompanied by the piano for about 1 minute. The crowd in the hall gave a standing ovation to Yoon’s unexpected performance.
Not hiding his surprise at his colleague’s performance, Biden told Yoon, “I had no idea you could sing.” said.
At the end of the dinner, Biden presented the visiting president with an acoustic guitar signed by McLean, which was sent by the artist who could not come to the dinner.