Ariana Grande gets emotional as she closes One Love Manchester concert

In this blurry zone between online interaction and the real experiences of live performances (like the ones we saw at One Love Manchester), a new generation of music stars and fans is emerging.

Grande has won millions of hearts after her courageous decision to perform in Manchester two weeks after the deadly terror attack during the concert that killed 22 people and injured 59 others.

Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, earned loud cheers from the audience as he emerged in his home town in surprise form.

There were tears as Grande performed her song " My Everything" with the Parrs Wood High School Choir.

Grande tweeted "Praying for London" while her manager Scooter Braun said the concert would go ahead "with greater purpose". Backed by two singers and a guitarist, she delivered the song wearing all white, singing, "Throw your sticks and your stones, throw your bombs and your blows, but you're not gonna break my soul".

In between songs, Grande told the crowd: "I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for coming today, I love you so, so much. She would've wanted to hear the hits".

Justin Bieber addressed the fans who had gathered to show solidarity against terrorism. "Love really is the way and anyone who tries to say things of destruction have anything to do with God or Allah is wrong". "To the families, we love you so much".

Coldplay were also a crowd favorite, performing well-known songs like "Viva La Vida" and "Fix You".


The pop princess was joined on stage by boyfriend Mac Miller for a couple of seriously cute duets, including their track The Way from Ariana's debut album Yours Truly - and fans couldn't help but notice the bling, with some even speculating Mac, 25, got down on one knee during the concert. "All we feel here tonight is love, resilience, positivity", Williams said before he launched into his hit song, "Happy" with an assist from Miley Cyrus.

The crowd, who raised posters dedicated to the "angels" whose lives were taken, joined Grande and the Black-Eyed Peas in raising heart signs throughout the arena.

"Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this", singer Gary Barlow said.

Robbie Williams altered the chorus lyrics of his hit track "Strong" with the words, "Manchester we're strong, we're strong, we're strong".

She told the Press Association: "We felt we had to unite with London - obviously we have lost our daughter and we felt we needed to come and unite with them and let them know Manchester is supporting them and we are all here for them".

The show opened to a minute of silence and a performance by Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Suns.

During peak evening time, when there were plenty of people about, enjoying their Saturday night, a van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge, before three terrorists exited and began stabbing people in nearby Borough Market.

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