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Who do you think should perform at the opening and closing ceremonies?

For the opening, I think Celine Dion and Brian Adams

For the Closing, the Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea, maybe Tragically Hip.

Maybe put Avril in again or Nelly Furtado. Of course they'll probably get Cirque de Soliel again.

And how about some non-Canadian talent like Ricky Martin... :shocked:  :o

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No! No Celine Dion! She's done it before.

Here's my list of artists.

OPENING:

- Nelly Furtado

- Sarah Mclachlan

- Jann Arden

CLOSING:

- Barenaked Ladies

- Sarah Mclachlan

- Shania Twain

- Chantal Kreviazuk and Our Lady Peace (together)

- Avril Lavigne

- Jet

- Bryan Adams

- The Tragically Hip

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In all honesty, it doesn't matter who, but I just hope they are all Canadian. (Ricky Martin in Torino? What the F...?). But they definitely have got to have Brian Adams and BNL.

I liked when Sydney pulled out Men at Work at their closing ceremonies.

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For the Opening Ceremony, I would like to see a very pan-Canadian affair with...

...Cirque du Soleil working its magic

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...the RCMP Cadet Choir to perform "O Canada"

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...Natalie McMaster playing her fiddle

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...Leonard Cohen reciting something about life/peace/humanity/whatever (he can fill the Yoko/Gabriel role)

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...Measha Brueggergosmen accompanied by a orchestra and choir performing the entire Olympic Anthem

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...and I expect Vancouver's music theme song to be a pop song and I think that Nelly Furtado best suits that.

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The major pop stars of Canada can have the Closing Ceremony.  They have all been mentioned before.

But Sarah McLaughlin MUST sing "I Will Remember You"...either as part of a montage of the 16 days of competition or as the Olympic flame dies.

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OPENING:

- Nelly Furtado

- Sarah Mclachlan

- Jann Arden

CLOSING:

- Barenaked Ladies

- Sarah Mclachlan

- Shania Twain

- Chantal Kreviazuk and Our Lady Peace (together)

- Avril Lavigne

- Jet

- Bryan Adams

- The Tragically Hip

More artists to consider...(takes a deep breath)

Swollen Members, Kardinal Offishall, Maestro, Snow, Kazzer, Classified, Rascalz, Choclair, Simple Plan, Three Days Grace, The Philosopher Kings, Jacksoul, Diana Krall, Micheal Buble, the Salads, Sam Roberts, Rush, the Guess Who (no scratch that),Bedouin Soundclash, Metric, Theory of a Deadman, Nickelback, Hedley, Melissa O' Neal, Suzie McNeil, INXS with J.D. Fortune, Katlan Porter, Ashley McIssac, Leahy, Billy Talent, Rex Goudy, Debroah Cox, Death from Above 1979, The Arcade Fire, Alexisonfire, The Tea Party, Prozac, Love Inc., Ryan Malcolm, Tom Cochrane, Alanis Morrisette, Divine Brown, the Constantines, Jully Black, Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade, the New Pornographers, Final Fantasy, Sarah Harmer, George Canyon, Terri Clark, Kathleen Edwards, Cuff the Duke, Paul Brandt, Daniel Powter...phew...and Neil Young!

That's it! There's too much talent to make the Grammys look bad!

Don't miss the Junos on April 2!

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You want Neil Young, Neil Young, and more Neil Young.

Besides him, re unite the three surviving members of The Band (Even though Levon Helm is from Arkansas, needs a voice box device like the guy on South Park to speak and hasn't seen Robbie Robertson in years.)

Drag Joni Mitchell out of retirement to "Sing up for Amsterdam."

Introduce Rush to an unsuspecting world.

The White Stripes are just the width of a river away from saying aboot instead of about, so get them up there too.

Speaking of Rush. Get the 'Trailer Park Boys' to perform a couple of skits. (With Conky of course.) They're Canada at it's best.

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White Stripes? :oo: Nice try but they're from Detroit my friend. You might as well invite Kid Rock, Gladis Knight, the Temptations, and Eminem over to play!

No I'm kind of skeptical if Neil Young is ever going to live a another few years just to play Vancouver! He just did brain surgery to remove a tumour last year in time for Live 8 (which I happily attended in Barrie)  :ghostface: If he stays healthy in the next few years, he probably will show up!

As for reuniting "The Band"... :oo: :suspect:...no. The thing about old classic rock bands is that they might not have the right stuff to belt it. They might need an ivy for that one.

Joni Mitchell...hmmm...let me sleep on that one for a bit.

Just a technical thing. If Vancouver is ever gonna hire big names for an Olympic gig, they might need the assistance of Micheal Cohl, or another better promoter from House of Blues or Clear Channel Entertainment.

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Are we talking about the Opening Ceremony or the entertainment for the nightly Medal Ceremonies?

I don't recall Opening Ceremonies turning into rock concerts.  They are theatrical performances that represent the host nation's culture, history and place in the world.  What I'm reading here is a long list of presenters for the Juno and MMVA shows.

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With so much music talent Canada has, it would be odd to have someone from outside the country to do the singing at the ceremonies.
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I don't recall Opening Ceremonies turning into rock concerts.  They are theatrical performances that represent the host nation's culture, history and place in the world.  What I'm reading here is a long list of presenters for the Juno and MMVA shows.

Well let's define culture shall we...

Culture is defined in so many ways.  Sociologically, culture is a complex whole consisting of knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, customs, and other capabilities and habits. It is reflected by how we dress, the language we speak, or the food we eat and drink. It is a learned behaviour of a society or group. Culture is what makes the structure of institutions, family, social relationships, and the organization of production. In other words, culture seems to be almost everything. Culture is simply a way of life.

Now I can talk about Canadian music all day and never get bored. I was only trying to suggest musical artists to play at the Olympics. Music is just a part of our culture. It always has.

But I can also talk about Canada's film and television industry. So many movies being shot in Canada, and the NFB has a long catalog of documentaries!

Or the Group of Seven. There's something very magical when looking at Emily Carr's work at art.

Or the aboriginal ways of life. I know for sure that aboriginal culture will be represented at the ceremonies...

Or the sports will play. Hockey, Lacrosse, Canadian Football, etc.

Or the hundred of the different cultures from around the world that blend in creating this multicultural mosaic of colours and textures.

There all different facets of culture! And they all should somehow should be implemented within the ceremony!

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Are we talking about the Opening Ceremony or the entertainment for the nightly Medal Ceremonies?

I don't recall Opening Ceremonies turning into rock concerts.  They are theatrical performances that represent the host nation's culture, history and place in the world.  What I'm reading here is a long list of presenters for the Juno and MMVA shows.

Totally agreed.  The IOC would not allow those.  (Of course, Robbie Robertson and Sting! sang in Salt Lake -- but you also had Yo-Yo Ma and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.)

Yeah, all these bands aren't even going to be considered.  There has to be a certain degree of formality and dignity in the Opening Ceremonies.

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The IOC would not allow those.  (Of course, Robbie Robertson and Sting! sang in Salt Lake -- but you also had Yo-Yo Ma and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.)

Yeah, all these bands aren't even going to be considered.  There has to be a certain degree of formality and dignity in the Opening Ceremonies.

The IOC desparately needs an audience. There's always going to be tradition within Olympic Movement. That won't change. But formality and dignity might not be the right way to go. Although it may be part of the tradition. The question that runs in my mind is how are they going to "pass the torch" to the next generation? Right now as we speak, the World Cup has the largest audience of any sporting event. The Olympics are number 2. I mean ballerinas dressed in tutus are fine. But, how is the olympic message going to connect to people. Everyday people! You gotta give big ups to marketing. The power to make people believe, this movement is REAL!

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Well, here's a CBC article regarding that a Canadian will not necessary be the executive producer of the Vancouver 2010 opening and closing ceremonies. In fact, there is a chance that a non-Canadian could fill the role in the end.

Link: CBC: Canadians Won't Get First Dibs On Executive Producer Job At 2010 Olympics

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Well, here's a CBC article regarding that a Canadian will not necessary be the executive producer of the Vancouver 2010 opening and closing ceremonies. In fact, there is a chance that a non-Canadian could fill the role in the end.

Link: CBC: Canadians Won't Get First Dibs On Executive Producer Job At 2010 Olympics

Well in that case they could consider Prince! :blink::o:lol:

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great article....hmmmm, how about the same guy who did the Athens ceremonies? :D

A small group of VANOC executives will get final say on the themes of the show.

If only they would open it to the public like what Beijing did.....I'm a bit scared by the fact a small group of people will choose the themes. Just think about the 2010 logo....a small group of judges (8 people) chose the logo in about 6 hours.

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