Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony: Here’s the List of Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony Performers

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It is finally here!! Rio Olympics 2016 will finally start on August 5, so make sure you don’t miss any coverage! More than 200 nations and 1,000 athletes are participating in the world’s biggest sporting event, this year held in Brazil. If you are wondering about the Rio Olympics opening ceremony performers list, then you have come to the right place.

Before the main event begins, there will be a Rio Olympics opening ceremony, where the entire world will get a chance to witness the beauty of Brazil’s culture. It will be a spectacular start to the greatest sports event. Hence, you don’t want to miss out on all of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony performers!

The director of the movie City of God, Fernando Meirelles will be joined by Andrucha Washington and Daniela Thomas for the purpose of directing the Rio Olympics opening ceremony. If you are wondering about the Olympics opening ceremony celebrity performers, then let us tell you that there will be many stars from Brazil at the Maracana Stadium on August 5th.

Elza Soares, who is the wife of Brazilian football star Garrincha, will perform a fantastic Samba musical number. Joining her will be 12-year-old MC Soffia, who gained fame after her music videos on social media went viral. She stated her views about racism and will perform a hip hop number with Karol Conka. She has selected to rap on stage at the Rio Olympics stating, “I chose rap because you can express yourself, tell people what you are feeling, talk about the reality you are living. But I do like other styles too.”


The Olympics torch bearer, Ludmilla will also be performing at the Rio Olympics opening ceremony. Two amazing singers, who were exiled during Brazil’s military dictatorship, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil will also be performing with other musicians live on the stage at the Rio Olympics opening ceremony.

Supermodels Lea T and Gisele Bündchen have been added to the list of Rio Olympics opening ceremony celebrity appearances. To sum it up, the Olympics opening ceremony performers list includes:

  1. MC Soffia
  2. Ludmilla
  3. Elza Soares
  4. Karol Conka
  5. Caetano Veloso
  6. Gilberto Gil

Even though the Rio Olympics will be starting on August 5th, you may don’t want to miss out on any of the opening ceremonies! For those who did not purchase tickets for the event, make sure you stay glued to your TV or laptop on August 5 to catch all the coverage on the Rio Olympics opening ceremony!




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