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LIVE: The Commonwealth Games 2014 - Closing Ceremony!

Eleven days ago, we brought you all the action from the opening of the years Commonwealth Games. Join us tonight for live updates from the closing ceremony, broadcasting live on BBC One in the UK, Ten in Australia, CBS Sports Network in the US and CBC in Canada.

Closing Commonwealth

8.53pm BBC wraps up it's Review of the games with Michael Johnson reflecting on the games and what will be to come in future games and sporting events.

8.54pm Steve Cram joins presenter Clare Balding, Chris Hoy and Katherine Grainger give their personal highlights of the past 11 days.

8.56pm Lynsey Sharp discusses her silver medal win from two days ago and what the Glasgow people have brought to the games.

9.01pm LuLu opens the ceremony with 'Shout' - she welcomes the athletes to the stadium.

9.05pm Deacon Blue are the next act to perform with 'Dignity'. In a shout out to the people of Glasgow on the council who arranged the games and the emergency services who have been on call throughout the 11 days.

9.09pm Prides are the next act to perform a song called 'Messiah' - this song is dedicated to the Clyndesider volunteers - those who have helped out during the games.

9.15pm The Military Tattoo perform next after what seemed like a bizarre 2 minutes of silence across the stadium. We've been told that their's another stage in the arena tonight, but haven't been able to see it yet.

9.19pm Speeches from the organiser of the Glasgow games - Lord Smith and from Prince Imran now.

9.26pm Prince Imran gives this years David Dixon Award to Welsh gymnast Frankie Jones to a rapturous applause.

9.29pm Prince Imran continues his speech thanking the volunteers who have made the games possible. He continues to thank the games partners and athletes.

9.31pm It is revealed that the campaign in conjunction with Unicef in the opening games has raised £5,000,000 for the charity.

9.33pm Michael Cavanagh, Sadie Docherty, Tom Tate, Jann Stuckey and Nigel Shamire join Prince Imran and Lord Smith as representatives of Scotland and the Gold Coast as the handing over of the games begins. Karen Mattison performs in the background.

9.40pm Michael Cavanagh delivers a speech to Glasgow about how proud he is of the game the city has put on.

9.41pm Sadie Docherty gives a speech looking forward to the 2018 games and beginning the handover of the Commonwealth flag. In a moment she describes as bittersweet, Sadie is very emotional as the flag is handed over.

9.44pm Tom Tate and Jann Stuckey accept the flag on behalf of the Gold Coast. Promising a fun, friendly 2018 games. Jann promises a games were anything can happen and promises that the Australian part of tonights ceremony will prove that. The tatoo perform Waltzing Matilda.

9.47pm Jessica Mauboy welcomes us to the Australian part of the ceremony. Images of Australia appear on the screen behind Jessica. Next we see various Australian personalities discussing the country and using the screen to welcome people representing the sports, the fun and the ecosystem of the country. This leads to a music video and performance from Jessica. The crowd goes wild as the Australian flag is now displayed on the screen behind her. The song features lyrics about colourful flags, so very aptly flagbearers holding the flags of the Commonwealth have joined Jessica on stage.

9.55pm Jessica introduces Sally Peterson to the stage. Sally talks briefly about the sporting and recreational facilities available in the country, then Jessica performs another song with the screens, as the flagbearers move to the back of the stage.

9.59pm Jessica and her dancers leave the stage, which goes black. Des Clarke presents from in the audience, talking about how the 2014 games have been made in Glasgow. We see various shots of events held in the City celebrating the games and the nations participating.

10.02pm The Earl of Wessex gives his address on behalf of the Royal family, closing the games officially.

10.04pm Des introduces Kylie Minogue who opens her set tonight with 'I'm Spinning Around'.

10.08pm BBC Commentators, Hazel Irvine and Andrew Cotter promise Kylie's performances tonight will tell a story as she performs more recent hit 'Into the Blue'

10.12pm Kylie has moved to the front of the stage during the last song and performs 'Love at First Sight'.

10.17pm Kylie performs 'All the Lovers'.

10.20pm Kylie asks the audience if they are ready to step back in time, as she heads into a performance of the 'Locomotion'. Sadly it seems no-one in the audience or her dancers are actually doing the Locomotion and are instead doing some sort of choreographed mexican wave.

10.23pm Kylie's male dancers take to the main stage as Ms. Minogue dissapears to change outfits. Before returning to the stage and continuing the song.

10.25pm Hazel tells us the audience were performing a typical Scottish line dance known as the Swash. Andrew wonders which part of Scotland Kylie has taken her inspiration from tonight, as she performs a song from her latest album 'Beautiful'.

10.29pm The next stage of the show has been called Celebration, as Kylie performs a rockier rendition of 'Can't Get You Out of my Head'.

10.33pm That was apparently Kylie's last song. Des chats to some of the athletes from the games including British diver Tom Daley.

10.37pm Dougie MacLean performs 'Caledonia'.

10.41pm The Tattoo leads a performance of 'Auld Lang Syne'. Dougie MacLean and the other performers from tonights show continue the performance on the stage.

10.44pm Tonights ceremony is over. Luckily within time, after the opening ceremony over-ran for 50 minutes. The only thing I feel was slightly missing tonight was the element of surprise. Every performer who appeared had already been announced before the show had started, as a viewer I'm not sure that's what I've come to expect of an event that will have such a large audience. The BBC's coverage ends with highlights of tonights ceremony and discussion between presenters Clare Balding and Hazel irvine, who are back in the studio with Steve Cram and Katherine Grainger.


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