Seems like the rumor is connected to a digital download of a RUTH remix that will apparently be made available on Sunday following the festivities.
Who knows if it will actually happen, but I think I'll be setting my DVR to record just in case...
If she does it it will be a solo performance, or with musicians supplied by the Olympics organisers, because Del Palmer knows nothing about it.
I'm not holding any great hopes, but it would be terrific if she was to appear.
I've just got this, which is supposed to be the official running order of the Closing Ceremony:
Opening scene - 'Rush Hour' Emeli Sandé - 'Read All About It' Julian Lloyd Webber - Elgar on Cello Street Party 'Notting Hill' theme Madness - 'Our House' Parade of 160 Coldstream Guards to Blur's 'Parklife', led by Ray Winstone and/or Phil Daniels Pet Shop Boys - 'West End Girls' One Direction - 'What Makes You Beautiful' Ray Davies - 'Waterloo Sunset' Entrance of National Flags and 10,000 athletes Victory Ceremony - with footage of Olympic highlights Elbow - 'One Day Like This' and 'Open Arms' Symphony of British Music George Michael - 'Freedom' and 'White Light' Kaiser Chiefs - 'Pinball Wizard' Tribute to British Fashion - Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Stella Tennant, Lily Cole and Georgia May Jagger to David Bowie's 'Fashion' Annie Lennox - 'Little Bird' The Clash - 'Should I Stay or Should I Go' Ed Sheeran - 'Wish You Were Here' Russell Brand with French and Saunders - 'Pretty Vacant' Fatboy Slim - 'Right Here, Right Now' Jessie J - 'Price Tag' Tinie Tempah - 'Written in the Stars' Taio Cruz - 'Dynamite' Tinie Tempah and Jessie J - 'You Should Be Dancing' Liam Gallagher OR Manic Street Preachers - To Be Confirmed Eric Idle - 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' Russell Brand - 'I Am the Walrus' Queen and Jessie J - 'We Will Rock You' Take That - 'Rule the World' Flag Handover Ceremony Darcey Bussell dancing to 'Spirit of the Flame' - Flame is extinguished The Who perform finale Fireworks display from roof of Olympic stadium
We'll find out very soon whether this is correct, but no Kate in this list!
Yeah, shame on me for giving too much credence to what I see in the paper . As a sometime member of the media, I should know better. At any rate, it was nice that RUTH was used in connection to the ceremony. I didn't actually see that part, though -- I believe it was edited out of the U.S. prime time broadcast (as were several of the musical performances).
Post by Barry SR Gowing on Aug 13, 2012 23:07:06 GMT
I think RUTH was included in the replay of the closing ceremony that was scheduled sometime later on NBC. Lots of the music was edited out of the prime time broadcast, from what I hear. "Ray Davies? Kate Bush? Who are they? Not anyone Americans need to hear!" Silly NBC.
Ray Davies was indeed cut from the NBC prime time broadcast. And even The Who's finale didn't get played until after midnight (following the local news and a preview of a new sitcom). They still, somehow, found the time to give us like three Jesse J. songs before 11pm. Unreal!