London Last Night
This Bank Holiday weekend has been the party to end all parties. We’ve had the Epsom Derby, the Thames Diamond Jubilee pageant, BBC Jubilee concert, the Thanksgiving ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral AND thousands of street parties across the UK and the world.
Monday night saw Buckingham Palace turn into the greatest concert venue of all time and wasn’t it a spectacular scene? Fireworks, light shows and A-List singers from every decade paid tribute to her Royal Majesty and helped her celebrate 60 years on the Throne.
Although the Queen was seen with earplugs in for most of the concert, (she is 86 you know) she nevertheless had a splendid time. Addressed by her son, the Prince of Wales as ‘mummy’ the Queen went on to meet the singers who entertained her and her nation.
We loved the music spectacular, so if you watched it and loved it then here’s a recap and if you missed it then here are the highlights:
Prince Charles and his ‘mummy’ on stage with some musical and Royal legends.
Ex-bad boy of pop Robbie Williams took to the stage like he would have ten years ago. Robster kicked off the show with ‘Let Me Entertain You,’ and he certainly did that. With her Majesty bobbing along and the younger Royals jumping up and down – Robbie really did do Britain proud.
Veteran pop star Grace Jones could have given Lady Gaga a run for her money with a red and black rubber leotard. Grace performed her biggest hit, ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ whilst hula hooping, and had many people asking how she is still so trim. We know one thing for sure, we are buying a hula hoop today!
The Voice judges Will.i.am and Jessie J left their show bickering back in the ring and performed Black Eyed Peas number, ‘I Gotta Feeling.’ The talented duo looked very regal with Will.i.am’s guardsman style jacket and Jessie’s intricately beaded dress. Although they looked amazing many fans said this was as far as it went with many taking to Twitter to blast the performance. Well, we still think he’s DOPE.
Queen of Pop Kylie Minogue looked scorching in her leather and pearl ensemble. The Spinning Around singer belted out some of her greatest hits on stage just in time for her new hits album which is out now. Can’t get Kylie out of your head, then get her album for your office – we can’t get enough of it.
Welsh sex bomb and Voice judge Tom Jones took to the stage like a pro with massive hit, Mama Told Me Not To Come, with Prince Harry singing along – AND who knew all the words! We wonder if Hazza will be joining Tom on tour? We bet he would get his fair share of knickers thrown at him.
Eurythmics legend Annie Lennox really did look like she was sent down from heaven as she performed in a long length beaded dress and HUGE white wings. Singing ‘There Must Be An Angel’, the 80s singer proves she still has it and could rival the Jessie J’s of this generation.
The Piano man himself, Sir Elton John smashed his way through hits such as I’m Still Standing (very apt for the occasion), Your Song and Crocodile Rock. Elton gave a dazzling performance despite being taken ill with pneumonia only weeks before – perhaps the song should have been dedicated to both of you Elt?
Madness transformed the roof of Buckingham Palace by turning it into ‘Our House.’ Clever lighting showed several backdrops of terraced housing – a very different scene from the last jubilee, when Brian May rocked the roof with Queen anthems. We forgot how much we love Madness.
One of our favourite performances of the night has to be from pop legend Sir Cliff Richard. The 71-year old music veteran received some of the biggest cheers of the night as he sang a host of hits including Congratulations. We love that Sir Cliff not only wore the sparkliest tie we have seen for a while, but he was surrounded by scantily clad dancers – Robbie Williams eat your heart out.
Show organiser and serial do-goooder, Gary Barlow and Geordie Pop Princess Cheryl Cole performed Lady Antebellum hit, ‘Need You Now,’ to a sea of disappointment. Although Chezza looked stunning, she could not match up to Barlow’s vocal abilities. At least she wasn’t relying on autotune though.
Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney brought the concert to a spectacular close by ending the show with Obladi Oblada and was joined by other acts from the night. Before that he wowed the crowd with Beatles hit ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and followed with hits such as ‘All My Loving’ and ‘Let It Be’. Ah, we’ve missed you Paul.
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