Spice Girls to reunite for Olympic closing ceremony – as acts told they’re allowed mime
THE SPICE Girls are set to re unite for the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, while organisers have announced they will allow performers to mime during the final ceremony of the games.
Organisers had originally hoped to sign the girl groups for the opening ceremony; however rumours surfaced negotiations stalled after Victoria Beckham was not prepared to do the performance.
However Posh Spice, who visited Dublin on a whistle stop tour last week, is believed to have agreed to the performance on the condition that it is the last performance ever of the group.
It is thought the girls will perform two of their biggest hits at the ceremony – breakthrough hit ‘wannabe’ as well as ‘spice up your life’.
Recently Beckham fuelled rumours she'd reunite for a one-off show on RTE radio's John Murray Show saying: “I’m so respectful of my past and I love the other girls. We have some fantastic fans. Who knows, maybe some day we’ll do something else with the Spice Girls. I would love nothing more”.
Meanwhile organisers have told acts that they will be allowed to mime at the closing ceremony. A source told The Sun: “Games chiefs don't want to leave anything to chance”.
“They've given all acts at the Closing Ceremony the option of miming to their songs. They want the tunes pre-recorded before the event so there's no problems with the sound”, they continued.
650m people are expected to watch the closing ceremony live around the world.