Ricky Martin has been confirmed by FIFA as the voice of next year’s World Cup in Brazil; this is his second time.
The 41-year-old Puerto Rican will sing the tournament’s official theme song, which he will co-write with the winner of a competition organised in conjunction with Sony, Xinhua reported. “I am extremely happy and humbled that I was asked to launch this special contest where fans have an opportunity to co-write the final version of the song with me,” Martin said. “I think it is a brilliant idea and I’m grateful to be part of this important initiative.” It will be the second time Martin has sung the official World Cup theme song. He won worldwide international acclaim with the hit “La Copa De La Vida” at the 1998 World Cup in France.
Martin is asking songwriters to submit theme songs in the competition linked here: Super Song: The Global Music Contest for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
[Many thanks to Peter Jordens and Gabriella Fox for bringing this item to our attention.]
Also see related articles, http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/sports/2013/09/06/ricky-martin-to-sing-world-cup-theme-song-worldwide-contest-launched and http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/ricky-martin-to-help-choose-song-in-contest-for-2014-world-cup-album-1.698085