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- Posted on Apr 8th 2011 9:15AM by Andrew Kerr
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Organisers have delegated the responsibility of finding someone to write what will be called 'Welcome Song' to arts charity the Dartington Hall Trust. According to an inside source, Chris Martin and company are their first choice to perform it.
The source told the Daily Mirror, "Chris is at the top of the list to front the official record. He's a huge star and a British musical icon, with an international profile. We're pulling out all the stops to get hold of him, ideally with the rest of Coldplay involved, too."
The source added, "Coldplay are the biggest stadium rockers in Britain today and their style of anthemic music would be perfect for the Olympics. It needs to be something inspirational. The hope is that they would perform at the opening ceremony, as well as produce a recording of the track, which could help fund good causes in British sport."
Coldplay aren't the only act in the running to perform the track on July 27, 2012. Muse, Joss Stone and Damon Albarn are also rumoured to be in contention to feature at the Danny Boyle-orchestrated opening ceremony.