Watch FIFA World Cup 2010 opening ceremony highlights YouTube video from South Africa here.
The 40-minute opening ceremony starts at 2:00pm (1200 GMT) Friday ahead of the opening match between hosts South Africa and Mexico. It will be beamed live in more than 215 countries, with an expected global audience of 500 million.
South Africa’s legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela will jazz up the opening ceremony with American R-and-B star R Kelly and Soweto Spiritual Singers, but all eyes will be on the hot Colombian princess, Shakira, set to rock the big day with ‘Waka Waka’, the official 2010 World Cup theme song.
Popular artistes Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend will also grace the event; so are some big names from Africa including Amadou, Hip Hop Pantsula and Hugh Masekela.
Watch Fifa world cup opening ceremony 2010 Highlights: