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Manchester Speeches Recap

By Shari Weiss |

Manchester Speeches Recap

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The “One Love Manchester” benefit concert is underway on Sunday. Gossip Cop is recapping all of the performances and speeches right here. Check out the videos below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, Ariana Grande organized the concert in the wake of the terrorist bombing at her Manchester show on May 22. Proceeds from the event are going to the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund,” which was set up to aid the victims of the terrorism attack. With help from manager Scooter Braun, Grande enlisted famous pals like Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry to perform alongside her at the tribute.

The star-studded show kicked off with Marcus Mumford leading a moment of silence. He then performed the Mumford And Sons song “Timshel” solo with just an acoustic guitar. Following that, he introduced “Manchester’s own,” Take That, who started their set with “Shine” and “Giants.” Gary Barlow said, “Thanks to Ariana for inviting us tonight. Our thoughts are with everyone’s that’s been affected by this. But right now, we want us to stand strong, look at the sky, and sing loud and proud.” The group then launched into “Rule The World.”

Take That introduced “our friend, our brother” Robbie Williams, who debuted new lyrics for “Strong.” The former Take That member sang, “Manchester, we’re strong/we’re still singing our songs.” Wearing a sweatshirt promoting Bieber’s “Purpose” tour, he next sang the chart-topping classic, “Angels.” Following brief footage of Bono speaking at a U2 concert, Pharrell took the stage, telling the crowd, “Manchester, let the world hear your resilience!”

He began with “Get Lucky” as Cyrus and the Black Eyed Peas watched on the side of the stage and Mumford played guitar. The former “Voice” coach said afterward, “I’m bowing because despite all the things that have been going on in this place, I don’t feel… any fear in this building. All we feel here tonight is love, resilience, positivity. And you know what? I hate to be corny, but it actually makes me…” With that, he welcomed Cyrus to join him on “Happy.”

Left alone on stage, Cyrus told the audience, “I’d like to wrap my hands around each and every one of you… On behalf of all the artists here, I’m so honored to be at this incredible event. For me, the most important responsibility we have on this entire planet is to take care of one another, and look what we’re doing today.” The singer touted her Happy Hippie Foundation, and credited Grande for being the “first artist to say yes… to the movement I wanted to create.” She then dedicated her new song “Inspired” to “everyone here tonight and around the world.”

The Irish Niall Horan came out next to sing his latest single, “Slow Hands.” Before performing “This Town,” the One Direction member said, “First of all, I want to thank Ariana for putting this show together. I’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the world, and every time I come back to Manchester, I’m addicted to this place.” Braun and his co-organizers took the stage after to thank all who put the event together. Referencing the London terror attacks, he praised attendees for still showing up today, saying, “You looked fear right in the face and said, ‘No, we are Manchester and the world is watching.” He added, “On this day, we all stood with Manchester.”

Braun then introduced “my friend” Grande, who coincidentally performed her first-ever show in Manchester exactly two years ago today. In a “One Love Manchester” shirt, the pop star sang “Be Alright” and “Break Free.” As confetti cannons rang out, Grande burst into tears. As she left the stage, a video message from Stevie Wonder played, followed by Little Mix coming out to perform “Wings.”

Grande then returned to the stage with Victoria Monet for “Better Days,” followed by Black Eyed Peas performing “Where Is The Love” with the songstress doing Fergie’s part. “We love every single one of you. Thank you Ariana for this,” will.i.am. said, going on to thank those in London, Manchester “and all of these people who are fearless and came for love.” He added, “We will not be separated.”

Grande went on to introduce “my idol since I was 11 years old,” Imogen Heap, who sang her iconic song, “Hide And Seek.” David Beckham also contributed a taped tribute, after which a local children’s choir joined Grande to sing “My Everything.” Through tears, she asked afterward, “Tonight is all about love, am I right?” Boyfriend Mac Miller then came out to duet on their breakout song, “The Way.” Cyrus, whom Grande called a “very good friend of mine,” came back out to join her pal on “Don’t Dream It’s Over.”

Grande thanked the crowd afterward “for coming together and being so loving and strong and unified… I think the kind of love and unity we’re displaying is the medicine the world really needs right now.” She went on to discuss meeting with one of her late fan’s parents, who said her daughter would want to hear the “hits.” That led to a performance of “Side To Side.”

Perry followed, telling the fans, “It’s not easy to always choose love, is it? Especially in moments like these… But love conquers fear and love conquers hate. And this love that you choose is our greatest power.” She urged the attendees to “make human contact” with those around them, saying, “I encourage you to choose love, even when it’s difficult. Let no one take that away from you.” She then sang a stripped-down version of “Part Of Me.” Before performing “Roar,” she told the crowd to “get louder,” and declared, “We will not be silenced!”

Bieber followed, armed with his guitar. “First of all, I just want to say thank you so much for having me… What an amazing thing we’re doing tonight, would you not agree? Would you agree love always wins?” he asked, before amusingly adding, “Maybe I should just play some music.” He then played “Love Yourself,” after which he started a “love” chant. “Love always wins in the end,” he reminded, going on to sing “Cold Water.”

Becoming emotional, the superstar said afterward, “I’m not going to let go of hope. I’m not going to let go of love. I’m not going to let go of god. Put your hand up if you’re not going to let go. God is good in the midst of the darkness… I just want to take this time to honor the people that were lost or who were taken. We love you so much. To the families, we love you so much. Put your hands up to honor those people right now.”

Grande returned to sing “Love Me Harder,” followed by a “little surprise.” A montage showed Halsey, Bastille, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Hudson, Chance The Rapper, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, DJ Khaled, Kendall Jenner, Sean Paul, Kings of Leon, Sam Smith, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, Paul McCartney and more celebs saying, “I stand with Manchester.” Grande came back out with Chris Martin, who told her, “We all want to say thank you to you for being so strong and wonderful. You’ve been singing so much for us, I think Britain wants to sing back to you.”

He then covered Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back At Anger,” and Coldplay joined for a cover of “Sit Down,” before going into “Fix You.” With Perry watching on the side of the stage, the group then launched into the upbeat “Viva La Vida” and “Something Just Like This.” In a big surprise, they were followed by Manchester native Liam Gallagher. For the end of a three-song set, the Oasis frontman announced, “I want to dedicate this next song to the people who were killed.” He and Martin then performed “Live Forever.”

All the artists joined a tearful Grande on stage to close the show with “One Last Time.” Crying at the end, the singer declared, “Manchester, I love you with all my heart. I thank you so, so much.” Amazingly, she still managed to do an encore rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” Watch videos of Grande, Braun, Cyrus, Perry and Bieber below! NOTE: Several of the videos are no longer available.

 


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