George Michael shines as he performs ‘Freedom’ & ‘White Light’ at Olympic Closing Cermony (VIDEO)
George Michael scored quite the comeback this evening.
The 49 year old singer – real name Georgios Kyriacos – took to the stage and performed at the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. The British star performed one of his best known songs ‘Freedom’ and was very well received by the captivated audience.
George revealed yesterday that he would be taking part in the event, even revealing the time of his performance, tweeting:
‘all going well I’ll be on at TEN goodnight now….’
As it was he was about fifteen minutes late and took to the stage just before quarter past ten but it was quite the performance and a very strong vocal from a man who almost died from pneumonia less than a year ago.
Michael rose to fame in the 1980s when he formed the pop duo Wham! with his school friend, Andrew Ridgeley. His first solo single, “Careless Whisper”, was released when he was still in the duo and sold about six million copies worldwide. He went on to become one of the world’s best-selling music artists and to date has sold more than 100 million records worldwide as of 2010.
We loved seeing George at his best this evening and it’s nice to remember how he hit the big time and where his talent really lies. Sometimes the press gets so carried away with all the scandals surrounding the star, that we forget how truly great he is.
George went on to perform his newest single ‘White Light’. the song was released on 29 June 2012, in order to commemorate the 30 year anniversary since his first single entered the British charts in 1982. The song was inspired by Michael’s illness in 2011 with pneumonia and the resulting near-death experiences.
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