Video: Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan Performing Beijing Olympic Theme

August 09, 2008 06:20:40 GMT

Sarah Brightman and Chinese singer Liu Huan officially opened the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 8, singing the theme song 'You and Me'.

Video: Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan Performing Beijing Olympic Theme
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The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games was officially launched yesterday August 8 with a spectacular ceremony that includes a duet performance by Sarah Brightman and Chinese singer Liu Huan. The event that was held at the National Stadium of the China's capital, witnessed the international collaboration of "You and Me" that becomes the official theme song for the game this year.

"You and Me" was specially written for the occasion by France-based Chinese composed Chen Qigang. Brightman and Huan ascended a gigantic Globe representing the world to perform the song. "Being up there was one of the biggest thrills in my life," Brightman commented after the performance. Huan added, "I think the show has succeeded in sending the message ... communicating with the world in harmony."

Brightman, who was confirmed to be the only international act appearing at the opening ceremony, also sang a duet at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games with Spanish tenor Jose Carreras. It was reported last month that Leona Lewis and David Beckham will appear on the closing ceremony on August 24 to represent the London image. The appearance is also meant as the official handover ceremony from Beijing to London as the next host in 2012.

As of August 9, China and Czech Republic have earned themselves a gold medal each from their women athletes.

"You and Me" by Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan:


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posted by cynthia on Aug 31, 2008
hola me gustaria ver si pueden pasar el video de la cancion de la inaguracion en beijing
posted by LH on Aug 29, 2008
i just didn'y like the "T-shirt" wore by Liu..but the's great!
posted by fire on Aug 17, 2008
i love it,too 不错哦
posted by Wayne on Aug 16, 2008
Touchibng theme, great work!
posted by gratyngrogg on Aug 15, 2008
cynic, are you nuts? Are you familiar with Sarah Brightmans work? That's definitely her. (atleast from what I can hear in the posted video.) There's no mistaking it.
posted by Adan on Aug 14, 2008
creo que aparte de dar un msj al mundo fue un video impresionante muy linda la letra y mas con esas dos hermosuras de voce Brightman y Huan de mucha categoria.....
posted by Anna Jane on Aug 14, 2008
I don't like Sarah Brightman singing this because you can't understand what she is saying, at least in the English portion But an overall amazing song
posted by cynic on Aug 12, 2008
Brightman is miming to a Chinese singer (just like the child at the ceremony) -the accent/pronunciation is a clear giveaway.
posted by 123 on Aug 11, 2008
posted by miss on Aug 10, 2008
love it
posted by simone on Aug 10, 2008
you can't hear what sarah brightman is singing, but she is still an awesome singer no matter what!
posted by Odko on Aug 09, 2008
sa voix est geniale.we are the family.
posted by lady on Aug 09, 2008
posted by 21 on Aug 09, 2008
lovin' them,superb!!><
posted by DGrey on Aug 09, 2008
posted by Hesh on Aug 09, 2008
a nice song!
posted by undying031 on Aug 09, 2008
nice song...i like it~~
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