In the Face of Terror, Ariana Grande Sings On

Danny Woods
June 6, 2017

- Ariana Grande paid tribute to the city of Manchester, England, on Sunday with an energetic, all-star concert that raised millions for victims of a suicide bombing that tore through her last performance in the city almost two weeks ago. "We changed everything." Grande performed "Break Free", "One Last Time", and more of her songs, also joining the Black Eyed Peas onstage for their song "Where is the Love?" and singing a duet of "Don't Dream It's Over" with Cyrus.

Taking to the stage at Old Trafford cricket ground, Katy Perry was wrapped in an angelic feathered ankle-grazing cape which she wore dropped from her shoulders.

To put on the show, Grande got help from some superstar friends: Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.

"Respect.#OneLoveManchester", Morgan tweeted along with a photo of Grande hugging a young local choir member in the middle of the song "My Everything".

"But love conquers fear and love conquers hate, and this love you chose will give you strength and it's our greatest power".

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"I want to thank you for coming together, and being so strong", Grande later told the crowd.

Every artist had an emotional message, with common threads of togetherness and love prevailing; Grande wrapped up the event with a moving performance of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". It averaged 10.9 million across the show, which ran for more than three hours in Sunday night primetime. "Let no one take that away from you", she said. "This is Manchester..." Manchester, your bravery is our hope'.

In a statement issued soon after the 22 May incident, 23-year-old Grande announced that she would be "returning" to the city to play another concert. It will show its face again.

'Evil will test us.

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