The curtain came down on the 2018 Commonwealth Games earlier today, with a spectacular closing ceremony held at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. A host of Australia’s finest musicians performed at the event including two former Eurovision participants – Guy Sebastian & Dami Im.
Guy Sebastian took to the floor to perform his singles Like It Like That and Bloodstone, in a set which included fellow Australian Idol entrants Ricki Lee & Anthony Callea. His performance went down well with viewers who complimented both his vocals and stage presense.
Guy Sebastian. Bringing the show and performance! #GC2018
— мatt | (@MattLXS) April 15, 2018
Unfortunately, there was no Tonight Again in Guy’s set list which no doubt would have caused some disappointment to many.
Unless Guy Sebastian performs his Eurovision song, I don’t care #GC2018
— Alex Walker (@AlexAHW) April 15, 2018
Later on in the ceremony, Dami performed a gorgeous version of Sia’s ‘Alive’ which also went down a storm on social media – many of whom suggesting her rendition was better than the original.
Dami Im showing Sia's vocals up. Queen #Commonwealth2018
— Cameron (@camstercairns) April 15, 2018
DAMI IM SINGING SIA IS EVERYTHING I HAVE REAL TEARS
— tanya louise 🇪🇪🇧🇪🇫🇷🇨🇾🇬🇧 (@tatianalexandre) April 15, 2018
Global audience of 1.5 billion
It is believed that the closing ceremony was seen by an estimated 1.5 billion viewers around the world – a staggering number in comparison to Eurovision’s 204 million. Besides Guy & Dami, other performers included The Veronica’s, Thandi Phoneix and Samantha Jade.
Four years ago, Australia’s 2018 veteren Jessica Mauboy also performed at the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony as she showed the world everything Australia had to offer. Jessica sung Eurovision interval track “Sea of Flags” and “I Believe – Anything is Possible”.
Maybe we’ll see the likes of Samantha Jade and The Veronicas, who also performed tonight, represent Australia in years to come?”