Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony: Paul McCartney Will Close the Show

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Jul 27, 2012 11:39 AM EDT
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Paul McCartney will be in charge of closing out the Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics"

The 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony will be taking off in a couple of hours. The program that was supposed to be kept a surprise has been released and Paul McCartney will be closing the ceremony.

At first, details of the program were kept a secret in order to surprise fans, but of course, once people hear Paul McCartney is expected to present, everybody will want to tune in to watch the inaugurations.

The performances directed by Danny Boyle will begin live at 4 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. GMT.

James Bond is rumored to be making an appearance in the Opening Ceremony too. Daniel Craig might make an entrance as Bonds to set off the show. 

Want to watch the Opening Ceremony? Then you better clear your schedule as it is believed that Boyle's creativity will be on display for approximately three hours.

Many are referring to the Opening Ceremonies as a "film." So it really is no joke. Just bring some popcorn along to your chair while you sit back and enjoy the show.

It is estimated that the presentation totaled to 27 million-pound ($42.3 million). Boyle disclosed other details aside from McCartney's presence at the ceremony. There will be real farm animals on meadows; plows and maypoles; an idyllic picture of England as the "green and pleasant land;" a dance number featuring nurses and then, of course, the closing number by McCartney. 

Americans can enjoy the show at 7:30 p.m. ET, 6:30 CT, 4:30 PT on NBC.


Just for the record... He performed "Hey Jude." Towards the end he let the 65,000 in the arena plus the athletes sing the "La la la's" a cappella. 

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