Italy wrapped up the 2012 Celebration of Light with a spectacular show in English Bay on August 4, 2012. Check out the photos from the fireworks finale.
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The Italian team Pirotecnica Soldi thrilled the estimated 400,000 spectators who flocked to beaches and vantage points surrounding English Bay Saturday with a dazzling display of light, colour and fire, synchronized to crowd-pleasing dance beats and hits by artists like David Guetta, Avicii, Maroon 5 and Coldplay.
It was a close three-way match but in the end Italy edged out first-time international competitor Vietnam, which performed on July 28, and Brazil and its Aug. 1 Carnival-themed display.
The competition was judged by a panel of six judges based on creativity, innovation and the soundtrack. For the first time, members of the public were able to cast a vote for their favourite performance online or through mobile apps. The public’s marks were tallied with the judges’ scores for the final results.