The 22 Most Important Pictures From The Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony

Lulu and Kylie Minogue brought 11 days of games to a climactic end.

1. Lulu kicked off the ceremony at Hampden Park, Glasgow, striding on to the stage like a pro.

 

2. The Scottish singer and actress belted out her hit “Shout”.

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Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

 

3. Representatives of the emergency services got a moment in the spotlight.

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5. The atmosphere was party party party.

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Cameron Spencer / Getty Images

 

6. Scottish synthpop band Prides performed with some impressive pyrotechnics.

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7. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo dropped by.

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8. There were some sincere speeches, including one by Tom Tate, the mayor of Gold Coast, Queensland.

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9. Australian singer Jessica Mauboy told us how wonderful Gold Coast is, then sang her heart out.

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Julian Finney / Getty Images

 

10. It all went a bit serious when Prince Edward, the representative of the Head of the Commonwealth (i.e. the Queen), officially closed the Games.

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11. THEN KYLIE APPEARED.

12. The pop princess showed off her giant headgear.

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Julian Finney / Getty Images

 

13. Her backing dancers clearly adored her.

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14. Ms Minogue had the time of her life singing such hits as “Spinning Around”, “Love at First Sight”, and “All the Lovers”.

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Julian Finney / Getty Images

 

15. She had the audience on their feet dancing. Then there was a super-slick Mexican wave on stage.

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BBC / Matthew Tucker

 
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17. Everyone did “The Loco-Motion”, then all the male dancers took their tops off, of course.

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BBC / Matthew Tucker

 

18. Australian athlete Genevieve Lacaze couldn’t help herself – she stage-bombed Kylie, before being escorted away.

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Ian Walton / Getty

 

19. After a swift costume change, Kylie appeared before Glasgow in bridal white.

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Cameron Spencer / Getty Images

 

20. Later there were some obligatory fireworks, watched by an eager Alex Salmond.

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Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

 
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22. But basically, the closing ceremony was a massive Kylie concert. Thank you, Kylie!

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