Spice Girls, Adele and One Direction: Olympics Closing Ceremonies Were Uniquely British

The word on the street is the Spice Girls will be performing at the Olympics Closing Ceremony. According to the Huffington Post: “All five original members -- Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), Melanie Brown (Scary Spice) and Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) -- will join other pop stars such as One Direction, George Michael, The Who, Take That and Jessie J, for the closing show on Aug. 12.”

The massive show will include “more than 4,100 performers at this year's Closing Ceremony, including 380 children from six host boroughs in London.” 

While the eclectic show will also include British performers like Russell Brand, and Tinie Tempah. As well as some up and comers like Emeli Sande, and legends like Queen. There is not that one big performer that will get people unbelievably excited to tune in, besides its reputation that it is the Olympics Closing Ceremony. 

While the music groups aren’t quite up my alley, before even hearing the list of performers I would think prominent british artists would be in attendance, such as: Adele, Florence and the Machine, Coldplay, or even Katy B who is already a fairly popular new artist. 

But for what the ceremony misses in a “headliner” or a buzzworthy performer it makes up for in quantity and diversity. With a collection of the mentioned pop legends, up-and-comers, and variety acts as well as the classier symphonies. With this variety it will keep those who tune-in, intrigued. 

It’s not apparent exactly how the Olympic Committee decides who the performers are. But does it say something that perhaps the most talked about and buzzworthy group, the spice girls, aren’t even from this decade? Maybe, but we love our 90s  boy bands and girl groups and many of those competing in the olympics, as well as watching, will be millennials. Being able to watch our favorite music groups perform at one of the best ceremonies ever would not only be fun but nostalgic. 

Regardless of who is performing and who is not, the ceremony line-up (complete with fireworks) will be sure to be a blowout of epic proportions.

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