Olympics Closing Ceremony: One Direction, Spice Girls Rock the London Games Finale (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Gabrielle Chung / August 13, 2012

Olympics 2012 Moments
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The 2012 London Games came to a close Sunday, but not before sending the Olympic flame to Rio de Janeiro in true spectacular fashion.

With show-stopping musical performances from One Direction, Spice Girls and, yes, even Russell Brand, no expense was spared for the big finish in the country’s capital.

Did you happen to miss arguably the best British concert in years? (Sorry, Jubilee!) Celebuzz is here to help.

After the jump, check out our picks for the five most memorable moments from the two-hour telecast.

Also be sure to share your favorite moments in the comments, below.

1. One Direction Mania Rolls Into the Olympic Stadium

Taking a page out of U2’s “All Because of You” music video, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne performed their hit song “That’s What Makes You Beautiful” atop of a flatback truck driving along a roadway shaped like the Union Jack-flag. Though the feat was a little bit dangerous, the boys rocked it without messing up a single strand on their perfectly-coiffed hair.

 

5. John Lennon Comes Alive

Though no holograms were used, John Lennon was brought back to life thanks to a 3D tableau late singer’s face using puzzle pieces. The performance was also accompanied by a children’s choir singing “Imagine.”