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Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 - Performers List!

Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 - Performers List!

The opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics is set to be a massive spectacle and we can’t wait to see what the committee has planned!

As with past Olympics, the opening ceremony will feature stars native to the home country, this year being Brazil.

A recognizable face that you can expect to see is supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who is reportedly set to walk down a runway and get fake “mugged” for a skit.

Soccer legend Pele was scheduled to light the flame at the end of the night while his new song “Esperanca” played, but he just announced that he will be unable to attend due to his health.

Other Brazilian musicians set to perform include Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Paulinho da Viola.

If you are watching NBC’s coverage of the games, you will watch Ryan Seacrest hosting the festivities.

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