Olympics draw to a close with mega-party weekend
In this Friday, July 27, 2012 photo fireworks explode during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. The International Olympic Committee expects that almost 900 million people watched part of the London Games opening ceremony on television. The IOC's television and marketing director Timo Lumme says it is the target figure for "global viewership ... that's all eyeballs across the world." The final, official rating will be lower than 900 million. It counts in-home viewers watching for longer periods and will be announced within months. Lumme says around 80 of 200 national television markets have audited figures. Others are estimated. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
LONDON (AP) — Nothing can stay a secret for long — including the musical lineup for the closing ceremony of the London Olympics.
Several names have emerged in the British media for Sunday's musical and artistic extravaganza.
For the old folks: The Who, George Michael, members of Queen and Ray Davies of The Kinks.
For the pop folks: Annie Lennox, The Spice Girls, Pet Shop Boys, Take That, Fatboy Slim.
For the young and hip: Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande and the Kaiser Chiefs.
Even Monty Python's Eric Idle is tipped to appear for a mass rendition of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."