This year’s Olympic ceremonies will feature numerous songs written by historic classical composers decades ago as well as performances by former 90s superstars like the Spice Girls. But where’s all the new music? In our attempt to remake the musical selection here are five performances that have the potential to create even more talk than the 2012 Olympic games.
1. Justin Bieber and One Direction
While the rumors of a Bieber and 1D song collaboration have been going on for months if the two acts finally addressed all the hype and performed together it might just be the biggest thing to happen to the Olympics since Michael Phelps’ eight gold metal wins. The screaming and stampede like effects just might cause a state of emergency.
2. Chris Brown and Rihanna
Rihanna sparked much debate earlier this year when she revealed she’d be working with Chris Brown on her track “Birthday Cake.” The song led to a trade off of Rihanna helping out with one of Brown’s records and the Internet was in an uproar as many fellow artists let their strong opinions be known. If the two happened to make an appearance performing at the opening ceremony it no doubt would make headlines everywhere.
3. Lady Gaga and Madonna
These two pop stars haven’t exactly been on good terms this year. Lady Gaga has continually been compared to the Material Girl and Madonna has insulted Mother Monster on multiple occasions. So, why not let bygones be bygones for the biggest sports event this year and and share the stage together? Although, to keep things diplomatic, they should probably not do their own songs — we’d like to see them get together on a duet of “We Are the Champions.”
4. Adele alongside the London Symphony Orchestra
While many national anthems are triumphant and goosebumps inducing especially for the Olympian who wins the gold medal, Adele’s “Someone Like You” also strikes a major chord. The poignant track has had many reflecting on their lives and failed relationships. We’re thinking everyone will be touched at the closing ceremonies whether they won or lost once hearing this collaboration.
5. Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston’s holograms
Both iconic and inspirational voices to many, why not follow in Coachella’s footsteps with recreating the Tupac hologram? This duet would no doubt be the talk of the world.
-Annie Reuter, CBS Local