LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Pop will take a lectern when
London bids farewell to a Olympics on Sunday, with a closing
ceremony starring a Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, One Direction
and a strangely British clarity of humour.
Undeterred by critique that a opening rite dual weeks
ago was too British for a rest of a universe to fully
comprehend, organisers are looking for internal impulse once
again as they try to broach a wise send-off.
The meddling eyes of a media and artists incompetent to contain
their fad have dashed all hopes of gripping a expel a
secret, in a uncover patrician “A Symphony of British Music”.
Virtually confirming their appearance after months of
speculation, 90s chart-toppers a Spice Girls are reuniting for
a sentimental blast of “Girl Power”, behaving during a main
Olympic Stadium from on tip of London’s particular black taxis.
They, along with Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Queen guitarist
Brian May, Annie Lennox and George Michael, have all been
photographed rehearsing during a Ford automobile plant in East London’s
Dagenham, while Muse and Ed Sheeran suggested they will sing.
Still not reliable though widely rumoured to be fasten them
are Madness, The Who and Liam Gallagher’s rope Beady Eye, while
the reserved “Running Up That Hill” thespian Kate Bush could
perform on video.
Monty Python comic Eric Idle was also spotted, and, bearing
in mind song executive David Arnold‘s guarantee to get the
audience involved, a mass singalong of “Always Look on the
Bright Side of Life” could be a decent bet.
Once again a set is approaching to contain a executive stage
surrounded by a highway around that vehicles can travel, and a
cast of around 4,000 volunteers will dance and skip to a beat
of song by a ages.
Famous London landmarks like Tower Bridge, a London Eye,
parliament’s “Big Ben” Clock Tower and St Paul’s Cathedral have
been reconstructed to element a action.
“If a opening rite was a wedding, afterwards we’re the
wedding reception,” Arnold pronounced in a journal interview,
suggesting that a dual ceremonies would element any other.
The Beatles might be celebrated again on Sunday evening, only as
they were a fortnight ago when Paul McCartney led spectators in
a sing-a-long of “Hey Jude”.
Music travelling a centuries, including stirring tunes by
Elgar, is set to return, as are difference from William Shakespeare.
“Pixel boxes” on each chair of a 80,000-capacity arena
will be used again to emanate vivid, hulk backdrops for a show
expected to attract hundreds of millions of radio viewers
after a opening rite was watched by tighten to a billion.
“Cheeky, cheesy and thrilling” was how Arnold has described
his vision, all difference that could request equally to an opening
ceremony that was unabashedly British in essence in a humour,
cultural and chronological references and soundtrack.
Opening rite executive Danny Boyle warranted comfortable praise
from Britain’s famously antacid press, though a rite was lost
in interpretation for many viewers around a universe who were
puzzled by what it was perplexing to say.
They might be scratching their heads again if reports spin out
to be loyal that sitcom “Only Fools and Horses” actors David
Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst seem in their trademark
three-wheeled Robin Reliant automobile dressed as Batman and Robin.
While a comedy array has a fans outward Britain, it
will not be now recognizable to many tuning in on Sunday.
The 150-minute shutting rite will embody video highlight
reels of a Jul 27-Aug. 12 Games, and in between a music
will be a men’s marathon award ceremony, athletes’ parade,
speeches and a display by a subsequent hosts Rio de Janeiro.
“It is never easy to do a dwindle handover … though we have very
exciting dwindle handover, really exciting, full of joy, full of
passion,” pronounced Rio’s Olympic writer Marco Balich.
The Olympic Flame, in a form of a hulk flower done adult of
204 copper “petals” representing a nations holding part, will
be extinguished to symbolize a finish of London 2012.
The Paralympic Games, that have damaged sheet sales records
with 2.1 million sole so far, run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9.
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