Ariana Grande returns to stage for One Love Manchester concert

Ariana Grande returns to stage for One Love Manchester concert

Ariana Grande returns to stage for One Love Manchester concert

Ariana Grande defiantly returned to the stage at her star-studded "One Love Manchester" concert Sunday, two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people after her performance in the British city and less than a day after a trio of terrorists killed at least seven in London.

Grande herself fought back tears as she talked about meeting the mother of victim Olivia Campbell, 15, who died in the deadly explosion.

Sunday's One Love Manchester concert, held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground, also featured Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Imogen Heap, Robbie Williams, Marcus Mumford, Niall Horan and Little Mix.

"I don't feel or smell or hear or see any fear in this building", Williams said.

Justin then urged everyone to raise their hands in honour of those killed in the terror attack at Ariana Grande's gig less than two weeks ago. "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before". The singer was obviously stricken by emotion during the performance, embracing the choir and praising the young talent in the attractive rendition of her song.

A leaked set and song list for the Manchester One Love benefit concert as proved to be accurate, though still to be taken with a pinch of salt, and teases some potential surprises.

"And this is so attractive, you guys made that decision, you looked fear right in the face and you said "no we are Manchester and the world is watching".

Proceeds from the benefit concert will go toward the Red Cross' We Love Manchester emergency fund, in support of the victims and families of the May attack. "All we feel tonight is love, resilience, and positivity". "I love you guys so much, and I think the kind of unity you're displaying is the medicine the world needs right now".

The singers performed their cover of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over," which they first sang as part of Cyrus' Backyard Sessions. She appeared teary-eyed and emotional as she performed her hits "Be Alright" and "Break Free". "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", originally written for 1939 The Wizard Of Oz film, was the most ideal peaceful lullaby to close the show after so many spectacular performances from Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and many more.

The show was incredibly emotional for everyone watching and performing.

They pledged to "stand by the people of London the way they stood by us" after the London Bridge atrocity on Saturday night.

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