THE WORLD UNITES FOR ONE LOVE MANCHESTER CONCERT 183 The stars were out in force tonight at One Love Manchester.

migliore piattaforma opzioni digitali 2018 Hosted by Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox and Strictly Come Dancing’s Ore Oduba, the benefit concert, which took place at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground, was held to raise funds and support for the victims of the Manchester bombings, which took place on 22 May at Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman tour show in the city.

the downside of online dating Throughout the day, celebs and visitors were sharing pictures on social media using the hashtag #OneLoveManchester , which was soon trending worldwide.

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With more than 50,000 fans packed into the venue, the concert opened with an instrumental version of Ariana’s song “One Last Time” which has become something of an anthem for Manchester following the attack that affected so many people.

Poet Tony Walsh, wearing a ‘Forever Manchester’ shirt, took to the stage to give an impassioned speech about the city’s history of unity before Marcus Mumford kicked off the impressive-line up of performances, opening his time on stage by asking for a moment of silence.

He then performed a solo acoustic version of “Timshel”, a song was inspired by a passage in John Steinbeck’s book East of Eden, which describes man’s choice between good and evil.

Take That followed a few minutes later and performed three songs: “Shine”, “Giants” and “Rule The World.” Mid-set, a newly blonde Gary told the crowd:

“We want to stand strong and look at the sky and sing loud and proud.”

Although not quite the reunion many had hoped for, Gary Barlow’s introduction of Robbie Williams received a huge cheer. He began his set by leading the crowd in a sing-along to “Strong”, changing some of the words to make them personal to the city and people of Manchester. roughly based on his 1998 hit single, Strong:

“Manchester, we’re strong, we’re strong / We’ll still singing our songs, our songs, our songs.”

The singer admitted his voice was was a little bit shot following an emotional gig at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Friday but he needn’t have worried though as the crowd were more than prepared to help out.

It was then over to U2, who were performing in the States and, via a video, they paid tribute to the city and people of Manchester. Bono’s passionate speech culminated with him declaring:

“There is no end to grief, that’s how we know there is no end to love.”

Back on stage in Manchester, it was Pharrell’s turn to entertain, and he did just that by launching into a rendition of “Get Lucky,” his 2013 collaboration with Daft Punk, accompanied by dancers and Marcus Mumford, the latter of whom played the song’s signature riff on a white Telecaster.

After the song, Pharrell bowed to the sea of people before him and said:

“I’m bowing because despite all the thing that have been going on in this place, I don’t feel or smell or hear or see 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, uh, Miley Cyrus.”

Pharrell then welcome her on stage where the pair performed a duet of his global smash-hit “Happy.”

Taking over from her fellow artist, Cyrus spoke about her Happy Hippie charitable organisation, citing Grande as the first musician who agreed to support it:

“As humans we should always be who we say we are. And Ariana I think has proved that. She says she’s a good role model for so many of you girls out here, and I think she’s proved that by putting this together and allowing all of us to be a part of it.”

She then performed a powerful version of her song “Inspired,” accompanied only by an acoustic guitarist.

One Direction’s Niall Horan walked on stage to rapturous applause before performing his song “Slow Hands.”

He then took a moment to thank the crowd for the welcome he’s always received from Manchester, and, before dedicating “This Town” to the city, he said:

“We love you, and we’re with you.”

Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s manager Scooter Braun then took the stage with other organisers and began by thanking promoter Live Nation, the City of Manchester, the British Red Cross, the BBC, the artists and the audience. Her referred to Grande as “my friend”, adding:

“All of us around the world are so grateful to you for stepping up and taking action.” He then spoke to the audience and said, referring to the terrorist attacks in London Saturday night, “We were challenged last night and you had a decision whether you were going to come out tonight. You looked fear in the face — and you’re here. Manchester, your bravery is our hope. fear will never divide us, because on this day we all stand with Manchester.”

He introduced Grande by recalling how, following the attack:

“She called me and said Scooter, if we do nothing…I can’t live with that. We must do something.’ She’s one of the bravest people I know.”

Grande herself then took to the stage with a beaming smile and wearing a ‘One Love Manchester’ sweatshirt. After performing two songs, she gave way to a video message from Stevie Wonder who said:

“I’m with all of you in Manchester. We all know that love is truly the key. I don’t care what ethnicity you are, what religion you are. Love really is the way. And anyone that tries to make anyone think that things of destruction have anything to do with God, with Allah, they’re a lie. Yes, I stand with you, Manchester.”

The icon then free-styled a song, accompanying himself on a small electronic keyboard.

Little Mix were up next and delivered an energetic and harmony-driven version of “Wings.”

Grande then came back out with Victoria Monet and the pair performed their song “Better Days” while sat on the stage dressed in matching jeans and “One Love” sweatshirts.

The Black Eyed Peas – now minus Fergie who recently announced her departure from the band – called on Ariana to help them with a rendition of “Where Is the Love?” and, as the song reached its end, Grande tearfully hugged

Introduced by Grande who called her “…a singer who’s been one of my idols since I was 11 years old”, Imogen Heap, who is probably best known to non-British fans as Taylor Swift’s collaborator on “Clean”, the closing track on  Swift’s album 1989, sat down at a piano to perform “Hide and Seek.”

After a video message from soccer superstar David Beckham, Parrs Wood High School Choir sang Grande’s “My Everything” and the star joined them mid-song, embraced the lead girl as the cameras panned to many people in the crowd weeping.

Taking a moment to compose herself, Grande said, “Tonight is all about love, am I right?” and introduced her boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, who dueted with her on their single “The Way.”

After a solo performance from Miller, Cyrus joined Grande for an acoustic take on Crowded House’s 1986 hit “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, which saw the pair frequently embrace and hold hands. Poignantly, the song ended with the line: “You know they won’t win.”

Grande then made a brief speech thanking the crowd for the unity they’ve shown, and spoke of meeting the mother of Olivia Campbell, one of the young people killed in the suicide bombing. She said:

“I had the pleasure of meeting Olivia’s mommy a few days ago,” she said “And as soon as I met her I started crying and she told me to stop crying, she said Olivia wouldn’t have wanted me to cry.” She then laughed when saying, “She said Olivia would wanted to hear the hits…”

She then performed “Side to Side.”

The tender moment was jarred by a white-clad Katy Perry marching onstage with a forceful “MANCHESTER WHAT’S UP?!” which led into a surprisingly gentle, acoustic version of “Part of Me.” She then amped up the volume again, yelling “We will not be silenced!” and leading the crowd into a powerful rendition of “Roar.”

After a long, dramatic pause, Justin Bieber walked on stage, dressed in a bright yellow hoodie and a red-white-and-blue jacket. He spoke briefly about fighting evil with love, then said: “Maybe I should just play a song?”, to which the crowd responded with a loud cheer. Encouraged by their reaction, Bieber performed “Love Yourself,” on an acoustic guitar, following it on with a rendition of his collaboration with Major Lazer, “Cold Water.”

Grande then took to the stage again for a version of her collaboration with The Weeknd,  “Love Me Harder,” which Katy Perry, eating a vanilla ice-cream cone, was seen singing along to from the side of the stage.

Grande was then joined by Coldplay front-man Chris Martin and guitarist Johnny Buckland, and Martin said:

“Ariana, we want to say thank you for being so strong and so wonderful….you’ve been singing a lot for us – and I think we in Britain would like to sing this song to you.”

With that, he delivered a fantastic cover of the Oasis hit “Don’t Look Back in Anger” as Grande led the crowd — who knew every word and were in fine voice – in a sing-along.

Martin and Buckland were then joined by the rest of the band for “Fix You”, which saw fireworks be set off and confetti rain down on the crowd as the track segued into “Viva la Vida” before the group performed their collaboration with The Chainsmokers, “Something Just Like This.”

After days of ‘will-he, won’t he?’ rumours, Liam Gallagher finally put the gossip to bed as he stepped on stage and, together with his band, rolled out a rough and raw version of “Rock and Roll Star,” the first song from Oasis’ 1994 debut album, before breaking into his new single “Wall of Glass.” He then closed out his time on stage accompanied by Chris Martin on acoustic guitar, with a powerful rendition of Oasis’ “Live Forever.”

As the night drew to a close, joined by most of the evening’s performers, Grande took the stage once more and, weeping as she spoke, told the crowd: “Thank you so, so much…I love you”, before she and the other performers banded together to perform a rendition of her hit “One Last Time.”

The star then walked to the front of the stage and closed out the concert the show with a stunning, emotional cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” which had everyone either crying or fighting back tears. Before leaving the stage, blowing the audience a kiss, Grande said “I love you so much” and disappeared from view to the cheers and applause of everyone present.

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The final 40 acts going through to next week’s Britain’s Got Talent semi finals have been revealed.

The Golden Buzzers
Marc Spelmann:
Ant & Dec’s golden buzzer. 46-year-old magician from London, performed a mind reading routine involving the judges and his daughter.

Donchez Dacres
David Walliams’ golden buzzer. Donchez Dacres is a 60-year-old AA man who got everyone on their feet with his original song ‘Wiggle Wine.

Gruffydd Wyn Roberts
Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer. Gruffydd Wyn Roberts is a 22-Year-old singer from Amlwch on the Isle-of-Anglesey in North Wales.

Lifford Shillingford
Alesha Dixon’s golden buzzer. He is a 42-year-old singer from South London, who previously performed with Artful Dodger on their hit Please Don’t Turn Me On.
Tim and Jack Goodacre. Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer. 43-year-old Dad, Tim and 12-year-old Jack are from Norwich.


DVJ aka Diversity Juniors.
A dance group of 10 school children, aged 10-18 years old.

B-Positive Choir
Official choir of the NHS Blood and Transplant, made up of 48 members from all over the UK. They sang Andra Day’s Rise Up

Robert White
41-year-old music teacher and comedian from West Sussex. Robert performed a comedy song about the judges.

Calum Courtney
10-year-old singer from Essex. Callum performed Michael Jackson’s “Who’s Lovin’ You”.

Andrew Lancaster
Impressed with celebrities including Donald Trump, Brian Cox, Nigel Farage and Russel Brand.

RISE Unbroken
A group of 11 dancers aged between 10 -24 years old. The group performed a dance with wheelchairs to help one of the members, Hollie Booth, get back into dancing following injuries she sustained during the Manchester terror attack in 2017.

Amy Marie Borg
Amy Marie Borg is a 16-year-old student and singer from Malta. Amy performed Nella Fantasia.

The Ratpackers
Dennis DeMille (51) and Marvin Muoneke (22) are modern day Rat Pack singers from Weston Supermare. ​

Baba Yega
Baba Yega are a dance group made up of five mysterious dancers.

Mandy Muden
Mandy Muden is a full-time comedy magician from London.

Jenny Darren
68-year-old singing retiree from Birmingham, living in the Cotswolds.

Father Ray Kelly
64-year-old Parish Priest, from Oldcastle, Co. Meath in Ireland. He sang ‘Everybody Hurts’ by R.E.M.

Cali Swing
A group of 10 dancers aged 9-14 years old, living in London. All of the children are from a Latin American background and danced to a salsa song.

Lost Voice Guy
Lee Ridley, a 37-year-old comedian from Newcastle, Lee has cerebral palsy which has left him unable to speak, so used his iPad to deliver a unique comedy routine.

The D-Day Darlings
The D-Day Darlings are a wartime themed choir made up of nine girls aged 27-39.

Micky P Kerr
Micky P Kerr is a 36-year-old part-time Primary School Teacher who performs original comedy songs.

Maddox Dixon
Magician who performed a number of magic tricks with a Rubik’s Cube

Olena UUTAi
31-year-old musician Olena UUTAi from Russia.

Sarah Llewellyn
Opera singer who performs stripping, doing contortion and eating cake.

Bring It North (formerly Made Up North)
Made Up North are a group of singers made up of five schoolchildren aged 10-11 from the North of England.

Ronan Busfield
A 33-year-old singer and HR worker for Tesco.

Aleksandar Mileusnic
Aleksandar Mileusnic is a 23-year-old council worker and singer from Stevenage.

Matt Johnson
43-year-old from Rotherham, living in Canada. Matt performed an escapology trick, locked and chained inside a tank filled with water.

Acrocadabra (Spotlight Stage School)
Spotlight Stage School are a dance group aged between 9-17 from Birmingham. The group perform a dance and acrobatics routine together with some magic tricks.

Futunity are a dance group aged between from 8-24 years-old. who freak out the judges when they appear appear dressed as zombies.

Shameer Rayes
19 years old Shameer Rayes from Manchester follows his older brother Shaquille’s performance. Shameer performs a dance routine as a doll that comes alive.

DMU Gospel Choir
Gospel choir from Leicester. They sang a medley of “I Will Follow Him/ Oh Happy Day”.

Mr Uekusa
30-year-old comedian from Japan. Kazuhisa Uekusa performed table cloth tricks – whilst naked.

Nick Page
Nick is a Comedian from Gloucestershire who performs a stand-up routine after revealing hopes of starting a family with his wife.

Ellie and Jeki
Performers Ellie (34) and Jeki (29) are a married couple from South Korea who perform a quick-change act.

Giang Brothers
Quoc Co (33) and Quoc Nghiep (29) are brother from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. They performed an acrobatic balancing routine.

Marty Putz
55-year-old inventor and comedian from Canada, living in Los Angeles. He showcased his wacky inventions.

Noel James
Noel James is a 52-year-old exam invigilator and comedian from Wales.

Magus Utopia
Magus Utopia is a group of fantasy illusionists from the Netherlands who freak out everyone with their performance.

Lexie and Christopher.
School children Lexie (10) and Christopher (10) are a Latin ballroom duo from Manchester and Sheffield.

The Britain’s Got Talent 2018 live shows air from Monday, May 28 until Friday, June 1.

The semi-finals will air from 7:30PM on ITV with a group contestants performing each evening and two acts will make it through.

The ten finalists will then go head to head in the grand finale next Sunday night, June 3.


The Emmy® award-winning The Late Late Show with James Corden will return to London to broadcast four special episodes from the historic Central Hall Westminster, from Tuesday 19 June to Friday 22 June 2018, to air exclusively on Sky One and TV streaming service NOW TV in the UK.

Corden will host a star-studded lineup for the show’s second UK adventure, including Cher, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Niall Horan and Foo Fighters, with additional guests to be announced.

The episodes, produced by CBS Productions and Fulwell 73, will air in the US on the CBS Television Network and share highlights of James’s time in the UK. The Late Late Show’s signature musical and comedy segments, such as Crosswalk: The Musical and Take a Break, will be given a British twist.

Ben Winston, executive producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden, said: “Broadcasting The Late Late Show from James’s hometown of London last year was such a thrill. Thanks to CBS and our partners at Sky One, we are back for a second year. We are looking forward to a fun week in London, putting a UK spin on our nightly show.”

Philip Edgar-Jones, head of entertainment at Sky, said: “James Corden is one of Sky One’s brightest stars and we are delighted to welcome him home for his London recordings of The Late Late Show. And with such a stellar lineup of guests, it’s going to make British summer time even hotter.”

Sky One will broadcast the homegrown episodes from 19-22 June at 10.00pm, and they will also be available on TV streaming service NOW TV.

James has been a firm favourite on Sky One and NOW TV for a number of years, presenting A League of Their Own and appearing in two successful series of A League of Their Own: US Road Trip.

The Late Late Show with James Cordon is available daily via Sky’s on demand service and NOW TV. The show regularly features a mix of celebrity guests, musical acts, games and sketches. The show holds the YouTube record for the most-watched late-night clip with Adele Carpool Karaoke, which has more than 180 million views. The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights on CBS. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe are the executive producers.