Of the many Brits who took the stage last night to pay homage to their homeland during the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, two were You Oughta Know artists past. Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran did VH1 proud with shining performances in front of the whole world wide. You Oughta Know no more, we say gold medals all around!
Sande’s really run these Games, kicking off both the Opening Ceremony and last night’s Closing Ceremony with stunning performances. The Scottish singer showed up to last night’s spectacular wearing Alexander McQueen and posed atop a newsprint covered stage, where she sang a cover of Professor Green‘s “Read All About It.” She was followed by the percussionists from Stomp and the entrance of Prince Harry, who was there in place of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. Sande was back on stage later in the night, finishing up “Read All About It” while a montage of memorable moments played and flags from the competing nations were brought in.
There was a bit of confusion ahead of time, but it turned out that Ed Sheeran sort of actually did get to play with Pink Floyd last night. A member of Pink Floyd rather, and at least they covered a classic! The 21-year-old troubadour — dressed very much his age in a hoodie red like his shaggy hair and jeans, formality to the wind! — performed Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” on an acoustic guitar, with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, Genesis‘ Mike Rutherford and The Feeling‘s Richard Jones behind him and tight rope walkers strolling precariously above.