Ariana Grande breaks into tears singing 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' at emotional One Love Manchester concert

Coldplay, Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber, and more performed on the night

Jack Shepherd
Monday 05 June 2017 08:17
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Ariana Grande breaks down singing 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' at Manchester benefit

Ariana Grande triumphant One Love Manchester benefit concert was an emotional affair for all involved, many tears being shed by audience members and performers alike.

Perhaps the most moving moment came during Grande’s rendition of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ in tribute to the 22 who died in a terror attack.

Towards the end of the song, the 23-year-old began breaking into tears, managing to finish The Wizard of Oz song after cheers from the crowd.

Other performers at the concert included Coldplay, Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, and Mac Miller, who all played their various hits.

The benefit concert will help the Manchester fund raise over £10 million to help those affected by the attacks less than two weeks ago.

"Well, the fantastic news is we've already raised around £7 million," Mike Adamson of The Red Cross told the Associated Press.

"And we expect to raise another one and half million pounds from ticket sales tonight and then further funding from the TV rights and merchandising. So, we're really looking to appeal that's going to move towards 10 million pounds.”

The event — which sold out within 20 minutes — took take place at Manchester’s 50,000 capacity Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground. All proceeds will go towards the We Love Manchester emergency fund, set up by Manchester City Council and Red Cross.

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