The official song for the FIFA World Cup 2018, which is being held in Russia, has been unveiled. Titled ‘Live it up’, the 3:57-minute long song features Will Smith and Era Istrefi. Sung by Nicky Jam, the song also features legendary Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho.
FIFA unveiled the song on their official Twitter handle and wrote: “It’s time to #LiveItUp, with the Official Song of the 2018 #WorldCup Russia!”
It’s time to #LiveItUp, with the Official Song of the 2018 #WorldCup Russia! _@NickyJamPR, Will Smith, @strefie and __@10Ronaldinho want football fans worldwide to get ready for Thursday’s big kick-off!___
— FIFA World Cup _ (@FIFAWorldCup) June 9, 2018
The song, however, failed to mesmerise Twitteratis as they called the song the ‘worst in the WC history’. They claimed that 2010 WC official song “Waka Waka” was the best till date. The song was sung by Colombian pop star Shakira.
Here are few of the reactions:
This will go down as the worst song in WC history !!_ pic.twitter.com/SNSUgc08oa
— $tevo_ (@Volny15) June 12, 2018
Can y’all just bring back 2010 FIFA world cup songs already, they are by far the best, people still dance to them TODAY
— Meka (@Meka_Moremoholo) June 11, 2018
Probably the first Worst thing that has Will Smith involved in it pic.twitter.com/iljh3OQZji
— Danito M (@realDANITO) June 11, 2018
Waka waka and Wavin Flag are the best FIFA WC songs so far.
— KepsY (@kawaki07) June 11, 2018
Meanwhile, the trio—Smith, Istrefi and Ronaldinho—will also perform ‘Live It Up’ in front of spectators before the World Cup final in Moscow on July 15.
The 32-day long tournament will kick-start on June 14 when host Russia would take on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
The curtain for the 2018 World Cup will be raised with a glittering opening ceremony.
Robbie Williams and Russian operatic soprano Aida Garifullina are among the 500 local artists, including dancers, gymnasts and trampolinists, who will perform in the opening ceremony.