Singer Cody Simpson leaves fans crying tears of joy during heartfelt performance in Rio


He’s the teenage heartthrob known for his pensive lyrics and raw vocal talent.

And pop singer Cody Simpson left fans crying tears of joy during a heartfelt performance at the That’s Gold Coca-Cola experience show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday.

The acoustic rock crooner belted out tunes before hoards of fans at Olympic Boulevard, just days after he carried the Olympic Torch and dozens of starstruck fans were pictured watching in awe.

As Cody, 19, sang passionately into the mic while clutching a guitar, several fans sang along with tears of joy streaming down their faces.

The Gold Coast native sported ripped jeans and a black jacket as he strummed his acoustic guitar.

His trademark blonde locks appeared freshly cropped and were styled messily

The performance came three days after Cody and his sister Alli acted as Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Bearers as part of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The Free singer sported a white top, with yellow and green detailing on the sleeves and ‘Rio 2016’ emblazoned across the front.

Meanwhile, radio presenter and fellow singer Alli, 18, sported a matching shirt while wearing her long blonde locks in a sleek ponytail.

As Cody handed the torch over to Alli, he held onto his sibling’s hand so the pair could truly cherish the memorable moment.

Last month, Coca Cola announced that Cody and Alli had been selected to feature in its #ThatsGold campaign, with the beverage company being the presenting partner of the Olympic flame on its journey through Brazil.

Meanwhile, hurdling sensation Michelle Jenneke was unveiled as the #ThatsGold ambassador in Australia.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Cody said: ‘Running the Olympic torch as an ambassador for Coca-Cola as well as my home country of Australia was totally surreal.

‘I was completely honored and most certainly consider it a life time achievement. Passing the Olympic flame to my little sister meant the world to me as an older brother. I’m so stoked Alli was able to be a part of this as well.’

He also wrote on Instagram: ‘So stoked to be here in Rio running with the Olympic flame today representing Australia . A pretty serious honor to be here, lookin forward to the opening ceremony this evening. Cheers @cocacola #thatsgold (sic)’.

Meanwhile, Alli shared a similar sentiment, penning: ‘Today was completely surreal!! a milestone in a young ones life (sic).’

‘To run with the Olympic flame in the official torch relay, day of the opening ceremony an absolutely breathtaking honor – thank you @cocacola & to anyone & everyone who helped make this possible – my life has changed, this will stay with me forever! I love Brazil lets go team AUS #thatsgold @rio2016 xox (sic).’