Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Wow – Great Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics!
Way to go, Vancouver & Canada!!!

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I thought K. D. Lang stole the show with Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. Just beautiful, so much emotion: I don’t think K. D. ever sang better!

And operatic soprano Measha Brueggergosman was wonderful singing the Olympic hymn. I also enjoyed Quebec singer Garou.

What a treat to see Nikki Yanofsky sing the National Anthem. This girl is only 16 and in grade 10, and possesses an amazing voice. She sings “I believe”, the beautiful, poignant Olympic song being played frequently on CTV.

Another one of my favourites was poet Shane Koyczan, and of course Donald Sutherland as the narrator. Excellent lighting, fantastic multi-media effects with the whales swimming around. The welcome by each of the four First Nations was moving.

Nelly Furtado and Bryan Adams’ duet was the only disappointment – I didn’t think the song suited Bryan’s powerful husky voice, but it was nice to see him wear a suit! Nelly seemed tentative, as if she hadn’t adequately rehearsed the song – or maybe she was just unsteady on heels that were too high, and a dress that was too tight.

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