RELIVE: Press Conference on the Closing Ceremony for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
13 Jul 2018
Official Song and Closing Ceremony singers Era Istrefi, Will Smith and Nicky Jam joined director Felix Mikhailov at a press conference two days before the Final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia? and discussed “Live It Up”, their views of Russia, the finals and more.
You can watch the entire press conference above, but here are some of the comments:
Bringing all nationalities together through music is amazing, and I just feel honoured to be here. Moscow is a beautiful city. The people have been warm and welcoming.
This is the biggest sporting event in the world. When I was asked to be a part of it, I didn’t even have to think about it. The World Cup is a magical, global energy. I love being a part of it.
For me, I thought the Croatia and Russia shootout was very memorable. The Croatian goalkeeper was amazing. I love Cristiano (Ronaldo). I love that dude. Seeing the things he does and the way he interacts with people, I think he has impeccable taste and style.
Doing a World Cup song is a dream come true. I’m really really happy to be here, but I’m super nervous. It’s so massive.
There may be a surprise in the show: a colleague and a friend may join us, so watch the show!