RIO DE JANEIRO / ZURICH: Three big names have been added to the line-up of Brazilian acts who will be performing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Final Draw at Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, on 6 December 2013, with singers Alexandre Pires and Vanessa da Mata and the Companhia de Danca Deborah Colker all signing up for the event.

Having spent 25 years in the business, Alexandre Pires ranks among Brazil’s best-known singers, while Vanessa da Mata is one of the biggest revelations in Brazilian popular music of the last ten years. Both have won national and international awards, as has the Companhia de Danca Deborah Colker, a contemporary dance troupe known the world over.

The three acts will join Emicida, Alcione, Margareth Menezes and the percussion group Olodum on the bill for the Final Draw. The evening’s entertainment, to be presented by the actors Fernanda Lima and Rodrigo Hilbert, will represent the diversity and quality of Brazilian culture and music. Inspired by the official Brazil 2014 slogan “All in One Rhythm”, the show will take as its themes the five traits that make Brazil what it is: a cohesive society, the power of innovation, lush green nature, vibrant football and a land of happiness.

The Final Draw will be broadcast live from 17:00 CET (13:00 local time) and available to 193 countries, with nearly 1,300 guests expected to attend the event along with 2,000 reporters. The 32-team draw will decide who faces who in the group phase of the second FIFA World Cup to be held in Brazil, which will take place between 12 June and 13 July 2014.

An interview with the choreographer Deborah Colker will be available at shortly.

Note to editors: Please find below the link to the Final Draw kit, that is not only packed with interesting information all around the 2014 qualified teams but also takes a look at the past final draws. It includes an overview of each of the qualified teams and some facts & figures to their 2014 preliminaries as well as their World Cup background: