A number of international stars have refused to participate within the opening ceremony of the Qatar World Cup, and with hours to go, it’s nonetheless not clear who will carry out. Comply with dwell from 1:30am AEDT!
The almost certainly look is Jungkook of Okay-pop megastars BTS, who was rumoured to have already arrived in Qatar on Friday.
Britain’s Robbie Williams, who carried out on the final World Cup in Moscow, can also be thought of a possible participant.
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However a number of musicians have made clear they won’t carry out, in protest at Doha’s human rights information, notably with regard to LGBT rights.
Rod Stewart: The rock legend gave a definitive no to organisers.
Stewart instructed The Instances that he was “supplied some huge cash, over $1 million, to play there 15 months in the past”, however that he turned them down.
“I refused. It’s not proper to go,” the 77-year-old British singer stated, including that it was “respect for human rights generally” that had led to his resolution.
Dua Lipa: The 27-year-old British star, who has an enormous LGBT fanbase, had additionally been tipped for an look, however she shut down the rumours in a publish to her 87 million Instagram followers.
“I can’t be performing and haven’t been concerned in any negotiations to carry out in Qatar,” the “Levitating” singer wrote, including that she would help England “from afar”.
“I sit up for visiting Qatar when it has fulfilled all of the human rights pledges it made when it received the best to host,” she added.
Shakira: One other identify that had been slated to carry out was Shakira, who has been a daily at earlier World Cups whereas married to Spanish footballer Gerard Pique.
She was the voice of the 2010 version in South Africa, alongside native group Freshlyground, for the official theme “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” and carried out 4 years later in Brazil.
However her staff just lately instructed Spanish information retailers that she would now not be performing in Qatar, with out giving a selected cause.
Lil Child: US rapper Lil Child, who has 32 million month-to-month listens on Spotify, launched one of many official sponsorship songs this yr, “The World Is Yours to Take”, which samples the Tears for Fears basic, “Everyone Desires to Rule the World”.
However he has remained silent on whether or not he’ll truly make an look in Qatar.
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