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Nelly Furtado, Sarah McLachlan Likely at Olympics Opening

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The 2010 Winter Olympics may be lacking snow, but that hasn’t stopped the leaks.

The first names of likely opening-ceremony performers have filtered out, thanks to spies at the rehearsals and a commercial for the Vancouver Games that aired during Saturday Night Live.

Canadians Nelly Furtado, Sarah McLachlan and Bryan Adams all seem a lock for Friday night. Best bets are also rockers Rush and jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky, also both Canadians. The ’80s band Devo will be among the bands performing at the Games’ medal ceremonies.

So far no word on Shania Twain, the overwhelming first pick of 62 percent of readers in a PEOPLE poll, nor for other Canadian poll faves Avril Lavigne (24 percent) or Celine Dion (7 percent). Furtado got 2 percent in the poll.
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The new all-star “We Are the World” video for Haiti earthquake relief will also air during Friday’s Olympic coverage.