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Leona Lewis' Olympic Closing Ceremony

Leona Lewis' Olympic Closing Ceremony

Leona Lewis performs during the Closing Ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, China.

Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis performed the Led Zeppelin classic ‘Whole Lotta Love’ at the closing ceremony, while David Beckham was also on hand for the event.

In the original, recorded in 1969, Robert Plant sings, “I’m gonna give you every inch of my love.” But in the version that was sung, Lewis, 23, changed the words to “every bit” of my love. The band also agreed to a request from organizers to drop the third verse, which includes similar sexual innuendos, to fit in to the eight-minute performance.

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# 1

I watched it yesterday. Leona has a wonderful voice!

# 2

She looks Angham
Reminds me of Angham!

# 3

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# 4

I love her song “Bleeding Heart”. Mark and Chelsie on SYTYCD did an awesome dance routine to it.

Leona is working that dress. She’s fierce.

# 5

I’ve been waiting for the closing ceremony since it was announced that London was going to host the 2012 olympics back in 2005. This was pretty cool. Not sure the crowd was so into it though

# 6
BlairWaldorf @ 08/25/2008 at 9:21 am

IT WAS GREAT!!! THE CLOSING, NOT BECAUSE OF LEONNA, BUT EVERYTHING WAS JUST AMAZING!!! I’M AMAZED!!! I THINK THAT 2012 IN LONDON, WON’T BE THIS GOOD!!! I MEAN THE OLYMPICS…

# 7

No. 4: isn´t it “Bleeding Love”?

# 8

she’s always great.

# 9

the sound quality was really bad, but she sounded like she was amazing. i wasnt sure she could pull it off, but it sounded as if it was really really good.

I thought the 8-minute London spot at the closing ceremony was horrific..so vulgar and tacky.

That outfit is HIDEOUS

i watched it i love leonas performance, you should post rains performance also jj <3

i watched it it was good she was representing london so she sang she has beautiful voice just it wasnt strong enough to hear it well at some points yeah sound quality was really bad she has beautiful eyes and that londond thing wasnt that interesting

apparently it was the speakers guy day off

εїз Butterfly εїз @ 08/25/2008 at 11:38 am

BEAUTIFUL DRESS!!THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY!!!

the closing ceremonies were typically cheesy, although i thought china added some class to the whole thing

london’s part was pretty bad – with that whole double-decker bus and those people dancing in the streets and waiting. so tacky. leonna lewis was beautiful but who the heck is she?

I thought the Closing Ceremony was great,as was all of the Olympics.

Leona Lewis is very beautiful and a good singer, Loved seeing the
great Jimmy Page. My favorite.I would have liked to hear him play the guitar, a little longer!

The London-part was just really bad. I am sure they wanted to show something totally different from the rest of the closing ceremony but it was sooo different it just didn´t fit at all.

Plus: Beckham´s part was kinda embaressing…kicking a ball into the stadium and that´s it? Also didn´t get why they made fun of England and its weather as it isn´t that bad in the summer.

The rest was great.

The sound was awful! I could barely hear a word she sang!

It was terrible. What a way to butcher a classic. I’m surprised Jimmy Page agreed to the performance. And who is Leona Lewis by comparison to a rock god?

#10 – I totally agree. The London part was tacky and awful. I love Led Zeppelin, but Leona Lewis singing! No, just no. She was lip syncing badly also. It all just seemed so out of place, even London’s Mayor seemed like a shlump. China did an amazing job. It was classy and artistic. London in 2012 is not even going to come close. It’ll probably be good for the cheese factor though.

i love leonaaaaa
i would love to see her live

I watched it and loved it. I also loved Leona’s dress!

thats a lot of look.

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