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2008 Olympics Theme Song: You and Me
    2008-08-12 19:44:54     CRIENGLISH.com

 
Chinese singer Liu Huan and British singer Sarah Brightman  unveiled the official 2008 Beijing Olympics theme song "You And Me" at the National Stadium (aka the Bird's Nest) during the opening ceremony. [Photo: sina.com.cn]


(Original Version)


(Cello and violin Version)

(Children's Chorus in English)

Chinese singer Liu Huan and British singer Sarah Brightman  unveiled the official 2008 Beijing Olympics theme song "You And Me" at the National Stadium (aka the Bird's Nest) during the opening ceremony in front of a crowd of 91,000. The global TV audience is expected to be over one billion.

The performance, which came an hour into the Aug. 8 opening ceremony (at 9pm Beijing time), was the climax of the artistic portion of the program.

It featured the duo singing from the top of a 16-ton globe with a diameter of 18 metres, surrounded by a sea of portraits of smiling children's faces from around the world. The song, which was a heavily guarded secret before being performed at the ceremony, was composed by France-based Chinese classical composer Chen Qigang, the musical director of the opening ceremony.

Liu, who began the performance by singing the Chinese verse of the song, previously sang the theme to the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing. Brightman also sang the official theme to the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, "Friends For Life", with Jose Carreras. (Text Source:splendone.com)

 
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