With speculation mounting, the much anticipated three and a half hour musical extravaganza to close the Olympics will take centre stage on Sunday evening.
Although organizers have tried their best to keep the lineup locked up, many acts have been leaked to the public, causing a string of guessing games.
The theme is very simple. Just like the venues for the sporting events, it is very British.
The three acts that I think will rock the arena are the Spice Girls, Muse and One Direction. This Olympics is all about diversity, so I picked each act based on their entertainment quality, along with their musical differences.
The five piece of Posh Spice, Sporty Spice, Ginger Spice, Baby Spice and Scary Spice were reportedly (according to the New York Daily News) spotted busting Spice Girl moves at the Ford car plant in East London.
The Closing Ceremony is titled “A symphony of British music”, so The Spice Girls are in essence a musical group that always were known for their patriotism. Gerri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) was known for transforming the Union Jack into a slick and stylish mini dress, while Posh Spice’s husband David Beckham was a key ingredient on the English Soccer team and is known for his magical right foot.
Their performance will be a throwback to the 90s, when they were the ultimate queens of pop and whether you were a die- hard fan or you swear you never listened to them, everyone can remember the golden oldies and knows the words to all their breakthrough songs.
Another musical group that are a shoe in to shake up the closing ceremony are Muse.
Muse confirmed their presence at the closing ceremony when Don Howard spilled the beans to NME. Howard said, “They sowed a seed by asking us to do some music but then five months went by. We showed them a few songs when they asked us about [the] closing ceremony and they loved it. It represented the enormous competition of what the Olympics is"
News of Muse performing is not as shocking as other acts because of their affiliation with the games. Muse scripted a song for the games, so it is likely the crowd will erupt when they hear “survival”, the song they wrote. Muse are known for their uplifting performances, and are sure to be responsible for an increased decibel count when they appear on stage.
The last act that I think has the X Factor are One Direction. Their last album "Up all Night" hit the No. 1 position in 15 different countries making these five heart throbs a new global sensation, something they never thought was possible before they stepped up to the plate and auditioned on X Factor.
With seven million Facebook followers, there is no doubt that these lucky men will have to encourage the audience to give them attention when they appear on stage.