"Everyone" to sing for first Youth Olympics

Updated: 2010-08-13 14:32
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SINGAPORE -- Just like what the lyrics of the theme song tells, the inaugural Youth Olympic Games is ready to greet all the young people across the world.

On Friday morning, a press conference was held to introduce the theme song and its singers of the Games.

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Representing each of the five continents, the five young singers are Ms Jody Williams for Africa, Mr Sean Kingston for Americas, Ms Tabitha Nauser for Asia, Mr Steve Appleton for Europe, and Ms Jessica Mauboy for Oceania.

The theme song for any Games is a powerful and emotive tool that can help to set the atmosphere, bond people from different background and culture, inspire athletes, and promote the Games.

And this one is not an exception. Since its launch in May, "Everyone" and its music video has climbed the Singapore music charts to hit number five on the local 987FM's Top 20.

Ken Lim, the executive producer of the song, hoped that the song could encourage more youths in the world to know each other and join in the Games.

And "welcome to Singapore" was another signal to transmit from the emotive and powerful song.

The International Olympic Committee decided to stage the Yough Olympics in 2007. It's aim was, by part, to interest more young people in taking part in sports, knowing more about Olympic value and promoting culture exchanges in the world.

The first Youth Olympics, slated for August 14 to 26, is to open at the famous Marina Bay in Singapore.