World Cup 2010 opening ceremony: Who is performing?(Read article summary)
The World Cup 2010 opening ceremony starts at 2 pm EST. Here's what you can expect, with a preview video of Shakira performing the World Cup theme song 'Waka Waka.'
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Univision and ESPN2 will have coverage for American viewers.
Shakira is expected to perform the World Cup's theme song Waka Waka with the backup band Freshlyground (see video below). American performers Alicia Keys and the Black Eyed Peas are also expected to take the stage. Smaller, local acts will perform from 4 pm until 8 pm.
THURSDAY (June 10):
- Opening Ceremony, 8 pm (2 pm EST)
FRIDAY (June 11):
- South Korea vs. Greece, 1:30 pm (7:30 am EST)
- Nigeria vs. Argentina, 4 pm (10 am EST)
- USA vs. England, 8:30 pm (2:30 pm EST)