Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 16 September 2019

Nicole Scherzinger to lead star-studded line-up for Special Olympics closing ceremony

Keala Settle also to perform at the event

Nicole Scherzinger will be performing in Abu Dhabi at the Special Olympics World Games closing ceremony. Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images
Nicole Scherzinger will be performing in Abu Dhabi at the Special Olympics World Games closing ceremony. Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images

Some of the biggest names in international and regional music will perform at the closing ceremony for the Special Olympics on Thursday.

Singers Nicole Scherzinger and Keala Settle are among those taking to the stage at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi. Also performing on the night will be Bahrani-Saudi musician Rashed Al Majed, Iraqi star Waleed Al Shami and Emirati singer Hamad Al Ameri.

Scherzinger is a former member of the Pussycat Dolls and a global ambassador for the Special Olympics, while Settle is known for singing the mega-hit This Is Me, from the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman film.

The ceremony will also feature the world premiere of the music video for the official song of 2019 Special Olympics , Right Where I’m Supposed To Be.

It is set to be a grand finale to seven days of sporting success. Volunteers will be in the spotlight, to acknowledge the outstanding commitment of the 20,000 people who have been the backbone of the games.

Athletes and coaches will take part in a parade to bring the curtain down on the event.

Tens of thousands of people attended the opening ceremony last Thursday, where Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, declared the games open.

The launch show featured performances by DJ Bliss, Paul Oakenfold, and singers Avril Lavigne, Hussain Al Jasmi, Tamer Hosni and Luis Fonsi rounded off the ceremony with their rendition of the official Olympic anthem.

The closing ceremony begins at 7pm and tickets cost Dh60, which can be purchased through the Ticketmaster website.

Updated: March 20, 2019 05:09 PM

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