The Closing Ceremony Rocks Out
BY GEORGE, HE'S BACK!
In his first public performance since his bout with pneumonia last year, George Michael wows the 80,000 spectators inside London's Olympic Stadium with a rendition of his hit "Freedom" at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Games on Sunday.
A DASH OF SPICE…
…Makes everything nice, especially at the Olympics Closing Ceremony, where the fab five – Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown – reunite to perform two of their greatest hits, "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life," after making an entrance in tricked-out cabs.
SCHOOL OF ROCK
Jessie J shows her range – and flexibility! – as she sings "We Will Rock You" with Brian May and Roger Taylor (not pictured) of Queen.
With British pop stars arriving across the Olympic Stadium stage in all manner of wheels, Annie Lennox gives the audience a jolt when she makes her entrance aboard a galleon to perform her single "Little Bird."
Boy band One Direction joins the impressive list of British performers past and present to take part in the Closing Ceremony festivities, performing their hit "What Makes You Beautiful."
PARADE OF CATWALKERS
Wearing a getup inspired by Willy Wonka, British comic Russell Brand proves he can hold a tune, singing the Beatles's "I Am the Walrus" as he rolls into Olympic Stadium on a psychedelic bus surrounded by a bevy of ladies.
…Where art thou? With brother Noel of Oasis nowhere in sight, Liam Gallagher takes the stage with his band Beady Eye to perform "Wonderwall" as the crowd happily sings along.
NEXT STOP: RIO
And with the 2012 Olympic Games over, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson passes the Olympic Flag to Eduardo Paeds, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, where the Summer Games will arrive in 2016.
The Closing Ceremony wraps up with a bang as an amazing display of fireworks lights up the London sky.