A music gala of “Stay Tuned for 2021 FISU WUG” was staged at the Chengdu Hi-tech Zone Sports Centre on Friday night to enliven the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games which will be held from 26 June to 7 July 2022.
International elements and youthful expressions of the gala conveyed the spirit of the FISU World University Games to the world, extending an invitation to university students worldwide to join in the Chengdu 2021 FISU Games.
FISU Acting President Leonz Eder addressed the music gala and gave his blessing for the Games via video link. “I am delighted to see that people from across the world are working together to stage a wonderful Games for the young people. I am also delighted to see that musicians from around the world have composed 2,723 beautiful songs for the Games, bonding the world's youth together through music. I am looking forward to the wonderful sparks between the youth from all over the world at the city of Chengdu,” he said.
A theme song solicitation was launched by the Executive Committee of the Chengdu 2021 FISU Games last November, and 20 songs were selected out of over 2,700 pieces of works from dozens of countries and regions.
Some of the 20 songs were performed by famous singers, local artists, and university students at the gala, showing the history and culture of Chengdu and the dynamism of the Games. Besides, a drone flight show was presented in the outfield. The brilliant formation changes and colourful lighting showcase Chengdu's youthful elegance and gorgeous Tianfu culture.
Students from more than 100 universities across China watched the online live broadcast and interacted online through the official website of the Chengdu 2021 FISU Games as well as internet platforms such as Douyin, WeChat Live, and Bilibili.
The gala was also aired on nearly 150 network platforms such as Xinhua and CCTV, with nearly 200 million viewers from more than 40 countries and regions around the world.