I got the following in my mailbox:
Dear Sarah Brightman Fan,
We are very pleased to announce that Sarah, together with the Chinese singer Liu Huan, will be singing the official theme of the 2008 Beijing Olympics!
Nearly 100,000 people will be present to watch the opening ceremony in the "Bird’s Nest" Olympic stadium, with billions more expected to tune in worldwide to watch the extravaganza.
The theme song, whose identity has been carefully kept secret via its omission from all three of the opening-ceremony rehearsals, will be revealed at the conclusion of the ceremony, which commences at 8pm Beijing time Friday night.
For further details, click here to visit the Official Olympics website.
Or, click here to read the transcript of the press conference at which Sarah's participation was announced.
Needless to say, this is a tremendous honor for Sarah, and we are thrilled that Sarah will once again be singing the Olympics theme song. Many of you already know that she also presented the theme song for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games in a duet with Jose Carreras, to a global audience of 2 billion.
With that said, enjoy the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games!
This is sooooo exciting! I can't wait! I can't be calm! I do not need to rely on work to numb my (tortured) mind and dull my feelings (of despair) any longer! The overwhelming anticipation of tomorrow night is drowning out all else!