Tony Hadley thinks One Direction should have closed Olympic Opening Ceremony

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Tony Hadley thinks that a young band should have closed the Olympic Opening Ceremony instead of Sir Paul McCartney.

The Spandau Ballet singer knows this much is true: that One Direction should have closed the show, because they are the new generation.

“If I’m honest I would have liked a really young band to have closed it,” he told Absolute Radio.

“If you’ve got Sir Steve Redgrave handing over the torch to the youngsters, it would have been nice to have had One Direction. They’re our biggest export at the moment, pure pop.

“One Direction with the Royal Philharmonic, with about 100 singers in a choir, behind them.

“To me that would have been the new generation kind of thing.”

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