Closing Ceremony Is A Treat For Music Fans
The BBC's coverage of the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony was watched by an average of
23 million viewers last night, meaning that more than a third of the U.K.'s population was tuned in. There was entertainment for all ages, ranging from current pop acts such as One Direction and Jessie J, to nostalgic favourites such as The Who and Queen.
One of the biggest, and most highly anticipated, moments of the night was the performance by the Spice Girls, who were reunited for the first time in five years. They performed a medley of two of their biggest hits, "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life," from the roofs of five London taxi cabs. Each cab was decorated to match their personal styles — pink for Baby Spice, leopard print for Scary Spice and so on.
Although the closing ceremony was watched by more TV viewers than the opening ceremony, it didn't receive such unanimous praise. In fact, Britain's naturally cynical nature seemed to have returned after two weeks of positivity, with Madness and Russell Brand among the targets of Twitter vitriol. Even famous novelist Salman Rushdie got involved, tweeting, "I'm sorry. With the best will in the world, Russell Brand is NOT the Walrus."
Image courtesy of ATP/WENN.com.
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