Last night was the closing ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and it was as big a spectacle as you’d imagine it to be. Lights, fireworks and performances were focal points of the night looking back on the two weeks of athleticism and national pride showcased in the world’s greatest athletic competition. For EDM fans though, one moment stood out: Kygo was performing.
He performed his song “Carry Me” with guest vocalist Julia Michaels at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
“The opportunity to be a part of the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio is a huge milestone in my career and it will be the biggest performance of my life,” said Kygo. “I’ve been a sports fan since forever, and to be able to combine this with my music and help to launch something like the Olympic Channel is a dream come true!”
Kygo also helped to launch the Olympics’ new social media channel, “Olympic Channel,” on Instagram.
“As one of the hottest music acts in the world, Kygo’s music speaks to new generations of Olympic fans,” said Mark Parkman, General Manager of the Olympic Channel. “His Closing Ceremony performance is sure to electrify viewers around the world on Sunday night as we prepare to launch the Olympic Channel. Kygo and his music will be an important element of the Olympic Channel where fans will be able to continue their excitement of Rio and the Olympic Games all year long.”3
There’s currently no official stream available of the performance, but we’ll be sure to share it with our readers when we find one!
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— Don Mugambi (@MugambiDon) August 22, 2016
— Fan de Kygo (@Kygo_FrenchFan) August 22, 2016