Kygo makes history with performance from the Olympics Closing Ceremony
Kygo made history last night, August 21, by performing in the Closing Ceremony from the Olympic Games in Rio. The Norwegian producer was joined onstage by vocalist Julia Michaels for a live rendition of “Carry Me” off his debut album Cloud Nine. Kygo aptly described it as the “biggest performance” of his career, and with the millions of viewers who tuned in last night, it’s hard to imagine anything that could top it.
The appearance harkened backed to Tiësto’s seminal performance from Athens in 2004, where the Dutch legend performed in the Opening Ceremony. Ultimately, it’s testament to the incredible success of 24-year-old Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, who only began receiving attention in 2014 by way of some viral YouTube and SoundCloud remixes.
Check out what Kygo had to say about the moment, as well as some fan-captured clips of his performance.
— Kygo (@KygoMusic) August 22, 2016
— Don Mugambi (@MugambiDon) August 22, 2016
— Fan de Kygo (@Kygo_FrenchFan) August 22, 2016