You thought the screaming was loud when Michael Phelps won his last gold medal at the London Olympics, that’s nothing compared to what we’ll be hearing at the closing ceremonies – it’s being reported that One Direction will take the stage.
While the lineup for the event has not been officially announced, reports are that the British heartthrobs – Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson – will be performing at the ceremony taking place on August 12. UK newspaper The Daily Mirror says that although a rep for the band is refusing to comment, One Direction has been confirmed and will be joined by their friend, British singer Ed Sheeran.
Ed did speak to MTV News about his involvement, but remained equally vague. “I was told not to say anything about that, and then as soon as I was told not to say anything about that, it was in The Daily Mail the next day. It was a bit odd,” the ‘A Team’ singer said. “The closing ceremony, there were rumors I am playing the closing ceremony. Those rumors may or may not be true.
“If I was to play the closing ceremony, I might be playing with quite a big rock band and I might be playing one of their most famous hits. Might be. And if I was doing that, it would feel quite fun, I think,” he continued. “And it would be quite a moment for me. But that’s if I was doing it.”
Is Ed referring to taking the stage with One Direction, or to an earlier statement that he would be performing ‘Wish You Were Here’ with the remaining members of Pink Floyd, a claim that the iconic band quickly denied. Stay tuned!