‘Beijing Welcomes You’ Live – 2008 Olympics

Here’s a live video of “Beijing Welcomes You” (北京欢迎你), supposedly performed on 8 August 2008, during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. However, according to the YouTube data, the video was uploaded on 16 May 2008, nearly three months before the opening ceremony. I’m not sure why there’s a discrepancy. This was either a staged performance prior to the actual event or the upload date is somehow incorrect. Regardless, the video quality is excellent, and we see the large group of popular Chinese singers from around the world, each taking a quick turn at the mike. The scene is beautiful, lavish, and we see Na Ying, Jackie Chan, Karen Mok, Nic Tse, Eason Chan, Joey Yung, and many other stars. But without Faye Wong (王菲), it’s like a Christmas tree without a huge star on the top.

(Source: from a video uploaded to YouTube by libraever on 16 May 2008)


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