Don't worry disgruntled American Olympic viewers!! NBC may have failed at portraying the London 2012 Olympic Closing ceremonies in alll it's epic, musical glory, but we've got you covered!
Ok so yes, NBC DID broadcast wunderbar performances from the Spice Girls and One Direction, among others, but hold up…
ICONIC legends The Who playing Baba O'Riley (above) was axed from NBC's broadcast! And the former lead singer of defining rockers the Kinks performed his ODE to London AKA Waterloo Sunset, yet NBC nixed it in favor of what… four Jessie J songs? (We love her too, but fair is fair!)
And lest we forget Muse's insane, theatrical rendition of Survivor, THE OFFICIAL OLYMPIC SONG (below)… oh wait, we NEVER EVEN SAW IT!
Thanks again NBC!
Really, way to pander to mass appeal while cutting artists who HAVE mass appeal AND who play a major part in music's cultural history.
We only hope NBC redeem itself at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, or we shall be saying do-svidaniya (goodbye in Russian!) to the peacock-feathered network.
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