Ariana Grande's Emotional 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' Performance Had Us In Tears
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 05, 2017,
Jun 05, 2017, 22:13
Last night people the world over were unified in mourning the loss of those killed and injured in the Manchester terror attack via a shared love of music.
"One Love Manchester" was the most-watched program this year on British television this year as millions of United Kingdom viewers tuned into the benefit gig, which was held to raise money for the victims of the terror attack at Ariana Grande's May 22 concert.
Consolidated figures for One Love Manchester have not yet been revealed.
Speaking to Nick Grimshaw backstage at the One Love Manchester benefit concert, Miley said: "It's a no brainer [when Ariana asked me]".
The event raised more than $9 million for the British Red Cross and was broadcasted around the world. "We're still singing our song, our song, our song", as the crowd hummed along.
TV coverage of the event saw an average audience of 10.9 million viewers, with a peak audience of 14.5 million at 10PM as the stars performed One Last Time together to close the show.
About an hour into the concert, Grande's manager Scooter Braun came on stage to do the honours before introducing the singer.
Black Eyed Peas joined Ariana Grande for a rendition of 'Where Is The Love?', however, when the rapper/producer took the stage, he addressed the crowd as the wrong city, saying clearly: "What's up?" Campbell would have wanted to hear the hits, Grande said the teen's mom told her - and so the singer designed Sunday's concert to honor a pop fan's thirst for ebullience. "This is Manchester.' Manchester, your bravery is our hope".
Rather than wait till the end of the show to perform, Grande appeared at various points to do her songs (including "Be Alright" and a throbbing "Break Free") and to collaborate with other artists on the bill.
Proceeds from the One Love Manchester benefit will go toward the victims and families affected by the tragic attack that took place at Manchester Arena last month during one of Grande's concerts.