Kylie Minogue closes Glasgow Games

Published Monday, 04 August 2014
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Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue and Scottish star Lulu took to the stage for a spectacular grand finale marking the end of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Sunday night.

Kylie Minogue closes Glasgow Games

The singers, along with Scottish bands Deacon Blue and Prides performed as volunteers and athletes were saluted at Glasgow's Hampden Park in front of 40,000 attendees.

Lulu opened the event with her 1960s hit Shout, but it was Minogue who stole the show with a seven-song set featuring hits including Spinning Around, Love At First Sight, Can't Get You Out of My Head and her 1980s classic, The Locomotion.

Kylie told the crowd before performing her penultimate hit Beautiful: "So much beautiful energy here tonight. I admire your commitment, your passion so much and I'm so grateful to be here. Thank you so much."

A fireworks display concluded the 20th Games, which have been dubbed "the standout Games in the history of the movement" by Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper.

Sunday night's ceremony at Glasgow's Hampden Park brought the curtain down on 11 days of sporting action which saw more than 140 Commonwealth and several world records broken.

Almost eight million people tuned in to watch the finale, which ended with a mass performance of Auld Lang Syne featuring all of the ceremony's performers and the thousands in the audience.

The 21st Commonwealth Games will be held in the Gold Coast of Australia in 2018.

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great act in ards wrote (50 days ago):
she was the best singer by far in the closing of the games, at least we could understand what she was singing.
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