Spice Girls rock at Olympics closing ceremony

The band sang their famous songs riding around the stadium atop taxi cabs.

News Desk August 14, 2012

The London Olympics closed with a dazzling and eccentric extravaganza of music and dance that rocked the main stadium filled with royalty, celebrities, athletes and a sea of exuberant spectators, reported Reuters.

One of the biggest cheers of the night came as five coloured London taxi drove into the centre of the stadium letting out five famous singers — the Spice Girls.

The Spice Girls reuniting to perform at the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games was not really a secret, as the band was spotted rehearsing but the cheers were deafening as Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown — aka Posh Spice, Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, Sporty Spice and Scary Spice, respectively — sang “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” riding around the Olympic Stadium atop black London taxi cabs, reports CBS News.

The famous group performed together Sunday night after four years. Earlier this year however, the quintet had talked about their launching their latest musical “Viva Forever”, this fall in London.

Victoria also appeared at the closing ceremony when one of her designs was part of the British fashion show.

She tweeted a photo of the “Girl Power” group posing together with a teaser: “Tell us: What did you think of the Spice Girls’ performance?”

The three-hour show also starred George Michael, Russell Brand, DJ Fatboy Slim, Annie Lennox and “Monty Python” actor Eric Idle singing “Bright Side of Life” with roller-skating nuns in Union Jack underwear.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2012.