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AragornElessar
06-14-2012, 09:49 PM
This sounds like one of those things that won't be a halfway sort of a thing. If it works, it's going to be amazing and people will be talking about it for years. If not, it'll be a huge flop and people will be talking about it for years.

I actually thought it's a rather interesting idea and hope it works.


I'm not sure if it should be Susan Boyle or not, but you need a large voice (or chorus) for the Olympic Hymn. Some of my favorite moments at Olympic Ceremonies have been the singing of the Olympic Hymn. It was where I discovered Sissel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=wIrU4Etac8w#t=110s). The 1984 Los Angeles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2Ocoe3f09N4#t=216s) chorus is one of my favorites. Another great one is Placido Domingo - Barcelona 1992 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zAJ_mhr6Il0#t=80s). Frankly, it needs to not be someone with a rock and roll background.

Ooooh...Placido!!! My Opera boyfriend and one heck of a voice. That also was one of my favourite Olympic Hymn performances.

Alfie Boe could do it justice, but he's part of the duet that's the Official Team GB Song. Not sure if that'll be performed, but can't see it not at the same time. Anyway, Alfie's got that powerful voice that w/out a doubt would knock it out of the park and then some.

skatefan
06-15-2012, 02:44 PM
Well, I'd prefer Susan Boyle to Paul McCartney following the recent Jubilee concert performance :lol:

But would definitely vote for Tom Jones and Rhydian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5MHGAHUQ9M&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLRAYGOiecKzekobr85_ZfhQ

o.o sheep and cows. Is this New Zealand? Well we are more British than the British half the time. Anyway it sounds a bit like how Vancouver did their ceremonies in 2010 which are quite the departure from previous Olympic ceremonies.
Well even in my industrial city we are surrounded by fields of sheep and cattle, the nearest just a short walk away :) And to promote British wool I'm involved with this Cultural Olympiad project http://www.woolsack.org/ although the initiative has fallen foul of the 'corporate olympiad' .... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2156560/Olympic-cushions-handmade-athletes-latest-fall-foul-LOCOG-fears-row-sponsors.html But at least the athletes are keen on getting a cushion :lol:

Garden Kitty
06-26-2012, 09:09 PM
Document supposedly showing the song list for the Opening Ceremony is "leaked" (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/9341231/London-2012-Olympics-the-full-musical-playlist-for-the-Olympic-opening-ceremony.html), but nobody will confirm if the list is correct. If true, there are some significant omissions.

walei
06-27-2012, 06:12 AM
Also, I frequent a forum that discusses everything Olympics including spy photos of the preparations leading up to the games. One month to go and there is still no signs of the cauldron or the construction of it near or inside the stadium.

If nothing shows up til the opening ceremony and they wow us with the lighting, it will be probably the best kept secret of all time for any Olympic ceremony!!

Garden Kitty
06-27-2012, 06:38 PM
Song from Muse is selected as the main "official" song for the Olympics. (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/06/olympic-organizers-choose-muse-for-official-games-song/1)


the song was written with "the Olympics in mind. It's about total conviction and pure determination to win."

Survival will play during the July 27-Aug. 12 games as athletes enter venues and before medal ceremonies, reports AP. It will debut today on BBC radio.


ETA: Here is the link to the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt__jKWoYH8)

A.H.Black
06-27-2012, 07:50 PM
Also, I frequent a forum that discusses everything Olympics including spy photos of the preparations leading up to the games. One month to go and there is still no signs of the cauldron or the construction of it near or inside the stadium.

If nothing shows up til the opening ceremony and they wow us with the lighting, it will be probably the best kept secret of all time for any Olympic ceremony!!

Is that site Gamesbids? If not, could you post a link, please. Thanks.

walei
06-29-2012, 02:24 AM
Is that site Gamesbids? If not, could you post a link, please. Thanks.

Yup that's the site.

Garden Kitty
07-10-2012, 06:52 PM
USA Ceremony outfits (http://todayinlondonblog.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/10/12658404-sneak-a-peek-at-team-usas-official-olympic-outfits?lite)

london_calling
07-10-2012, 07:36 PM
Haaaate the US outfits. Who thought those berets were a good idea??

Fergus
07-10-2012, 07:47 PM
USA Ceremony outfits (http://todayinlondonblog.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/10/12658404-sneak-a-peek-at-team-usas-official-olympic-outfits?lite)

From the article:


They were joined by David Lauren, Ralph Lauren's Executive Vice President. In designing the outfits, the company was "very inspired by the 1948 Games, which is the last time that American competed in England," he said of the "updated take on old-world elegance."

Here is a pic of the United States sabre fencing team in their 1948 uniforms (http://www.museumofamericanfencing.com/site/images/stories/saber/1948SabreTeamOlympic1.jpg). :)

A.H.Black
07-10-2012, 08:09 PM
USA Ceremony outfits (http://todayinlondonblog.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/10/12658404-sneak-a-peek-at-team-usas-official-olympic-outfits?lite)
I quite like the outfits. I like the retro look. I'm also remembering it's not going to be very warm in London so the Jackets and the hats will be useful for warmth and not just for looks.

Fergus
07-11-2012, 02:07 AM
After a second look, I must say that the jackets are tailored beautifully. :swoon: The pants are good, too. :)

The ladies need to ditch the neckerchief and the ankle socks. It almost looks like they spent so much time on the men's design that the women's was a bit of an afterthought. There are so many great American designers, someone other than Ralph Lauren for Rio, please? :D

The hats. :yikes: That's not a cute beret. Beijing's chapeau was much better, IMHO. :drama:

AragornElessar
07-11-2012, 02:31 AM
They look like member of the US Military instead of an Olympic Team. Don't like em at all.

Sadly, they're still better from what I've seen of the Team Canada stuff. Which does not fill me w/confidence in how they'll look coming into the Stadium in two weeks time.

Theatregirl1122
07-11-2012, 03:17 AM
I'm having trouble understanding what is going on with the cut of the jacket. Has anyone seen a view where they face the camera straight on?

allezfred
07-11-2012, 10:17 AM
United States of Ralph Lauren! :cheer: