It’s set to be one of the biggest live events London has ever played host to so we’re disappointed to hear news that acts performing at the Olympic Closing Ceremony have been offered the choice of miming.
Among the names performing at the Closing Ceremony are Jessie J, The Who, George Michael and Take That, all of which have been offered the chance to turn off their microphones and mime their way through their performances instead.
The move has been implemented to apparently try and avoid any disasters during the show which will be broadcast live on TV in August.
While we see the logic in trying to prevent any embarrassment or mishaps in front of a TV audience of millions it still seems a shame to actively encourage acts the chance to pre-record their vocals before the night. It takes away a large portion of the magic of an event as huge as this and as we all know miming can come across as very cringe worthy indeed, particularly if the acts don’t have much practise with it.