And the commercials begin…

I’m not sure if you all knew this, but commercials aired during the world cup can be just as epic as the Super Bowl ads.  The difference is that unlike the Super Bowl, these have a worldwide audience of 200 million people.

There are two out already that I’ve managed to find.  Well, they were actually sent to me.  Thanks, Kasia!!

Anyways, two that are already out are Coke and Pepsi.

So here is he full-length version of the Pepsi ad. It runs two and a half minutes.  There is also a 60-second version, but I like this one better. It uses the Akon/Keri Hilson song, and has quite a number of well-known FIFA players.

The Coke commercial uses the K’naan song, Wavin’ Flag (World Cup version) in the background.  It runs a little over a minute long.  It’s computer animated, and is about a boy’s quest to find himself.  Or something like that.

My verdict??  As much as I drink Coke and not Pepsi, I’d have to say that the Pepsi commercial wins over the Coke commercial.  It’s much more entertaining, and makes the most sense.  Also, anything with Kaká, the hottest guy on the planet, has my vote 😀

What’s your favourite??



Theme song: K’naan – Waving Flag

Like all World Cups before, the 2010 event has a theme song.  Joining many who have made a name for themselves as the singers behind the Cup is K’Naan, a Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, and musician.

Born Keinan Abdi Warsame in 1978, he spent his childhood in Mogadishu.  His family eventually moved to Canada, where they settled in Toronto.

With four albums under his belt, k’Naan is entering the world stage at one of the biggest events known to man.  His song “Waving Flag” was chosen as the 2010 Coca-Cola theme song.

Good luck to him, and enjoy the song!!