Organizers for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London want a high profile music star or band to perform a specially commissioned Welcome Song at the opening ceremonies. In the running is singer Joss Stone and rockers Muse, but another UK rock band is at the top of their list… Coldplay.
According to a source at the daily mirror, they want Chris Martin and his band to the most and are pulling out all the stops to try and get a hold of the right people to make it happen. Coldplay is not only popular in the UK but has world renowned success making them very appealing for a televised audience of over 2 billion.
The group is currently one of the biggest stadium rockers in the UK and the organizers think their anthem-like style of music would be perfect for an occasion such as the opening ceremonies and to be honest, I couldn’t agree more. Coldplay’s music just has that inspirational feel that would make the song memorable and a worldwide hit.
The hope is for Coldplay to produce the track and then use the sales of it to go towards a charitable cause. If the song is as good as any other Coldplay track, I think that the sales will do just fine, especially with the world watching. The opening ceremonies are being managed by artistic director Danny Boyle. I can’t wait to see what other exciting moments they have planned for the opening ceremonies which is literally, one of my favorite parts about the Olympics.
Do you think Coldplay would be a good fit for the 2012 Summer Olympics?