Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016: Why Did Katy Perry Not Perform ‘Rise?’

Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016: Why Did Katy Perry Not Perform ‘Rise?’
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There have been speculations that Katy Perry will be performing her new single “Rise” at the Olympics Opening Ceremony tonight.


The 31-year-old singer has been rumored to perform her powerful song, which was said to be her tribute to the entire athlete for the Rio Summer Olympics this year.

In a statement, Katy Perry said the song, which was dropped last June 14, is her call for the world to unite.

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“This is a song that’s been brewing inside me for years, that has finally come to the surface,” she said. “I was inspired to finish it now, rather than save it for my next album, because now more than ever, there is a need for our world to unite.”

She added that people would “rise above the fear” while expressing her support to the Olympic athletes set to don their respective flags at the Marcana Stadium in Rio de Janiero, Mirror UK said.

“I can’t think of a better example than the Olympic athletes, as they gather in Rio with their strength and fearlessness, to remind us how we ALL can come together, with the resolve to be the best we can be,” she said.

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Rumors also heightened that Katy Perry will perform in the Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 tonight when she finally dropped the official music video of Rise yesterday.

In the video, Katy Perry can be seen struggling to launch her parachute while floating in water and walking into desert rocks.

However, it was confirmed just yesterday that the singer will not take on the stage to sing the Olympics anthem before 78,000 spectators, Heavy said in a report.

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Rappers Thiaquinho and Projota will be singing for their own anthem “Alma e Coraçao,” or “Heart and Soul” at the Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016.

They will be joined by Anitta, Giberto Gil, Luiz Melodia, Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben Jor and Paulinho Da Viola.

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