Take That and Gary Barlow gave an emotional rendition of ‘Rule The World’ at the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony but Robbie Williams wasn’t there! (VIDEO)
Take That were the last act to take to the stage during tonight’s Olympics Closing Ceremony.
The man band took so long to perform that we were genuinely worried all the rumours had been wrong and they wouldn’t be making an appearance, especially after Gary Barlow’s family tragedy last week.
Twitter was buzzing with fans wanting to know where Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen and Gary were, so the sigh of relief could almost be heard all over the country as the handsome singers finally emerged.
However, we were one singer short because while Jason, Gary, Howard and Mark all belted their hearts out as they delivered a fine rendition of their hit song ‘Rule The World’, Robbie was nowhere to be seen.
It seems that when he left Take That – again – last year, he didn’t intend to come back…not for a while and not even for the Olympics.
With or without Rob, the lads always put on a great performance and we were elated to see them bringing the games to a close. We loved Orange’s light hearted dancing, their military attire although we did get a little tearful as Gary’s voice cracked during one of the more emotional lines.
When we thought about the lyrics Barlow was singing, they seemed very poignant after the loss of his baby daughter just one week ago. He sang:
You light, the skies up above me
A star, so bright you blind me
Don’t close your eyes
Don’t fade away
Don’t fade away
It was very, very moving and we were so touched that the X Factor judge turned up to perform, despite his private heartbreak.
The lads delivered their track well and did their country proud. It was an inspirational moment and a fitting end to the evening’s proceedings.
Did you enjoy Take That’s performance tonight? Did you miss Robbie Williams? Leave your comments below…