WATCH: World Cup 2010 Closing Ceremony [UPDATED]
Colombian pop sensation Shakira will lead an all star line-up at the 2010 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony in Johannesburg and tournament organizers promise a high-tech gala two hours ahead of the highly anticipated final between Spain and the Netherlands.
The ceremony, which according to organizers will be “more youthful”, will commence at 6:30 p.m. local time at Soccer City Stadium and would be broadcast live in 215 countries to more than 500 million viewers.
Shakira will perform the official anthem Waka Waka (This Time For Africa). And to help the World Cup go out with a bang, Italian designer Roberto Cavalli has created something extra special for the Colombian superstar. Shakira will take the stage in a belly-baring tulle top and a silk fringed skirt.
The 33-year-old singer-songwriter spearheaded the opening ceremony in Soweto last month, kicking off the tournament by singing the track with local group FreshlyGround. Other artists who will perform tonight include Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jozi, Stoan Seate, Slikour, Zuluboy, Abigail Kubeka and Theo Kgosinkwe.
“I think this whole month that I spent in South Africa has been so inspiring, so stimulating, one of the happiest months of my life in recent years,” Shakira told FIFA.com.
UPDATE 1:: Live stream links removed.
UPDATE 2: We found this video of on youtube. You can fast forward to 2:50 to watch Shakira’s WAKA-WAKA performance.