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10 best moments of One Love Manchester

See the best moments of Ariana Grande's tribute concert


one love manchester best moments
Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
June 5, 2017
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From surprise performances to dancing police officers, the One Love Manchester tribute concert on Sunday was a show that no one will ever forget.

Ariana Grande brought together some of the world's best loved performers, and sang several duets with her famous friends, in honour of the victims of the Manchester terror attack on 22 May. The atrocity took place following one of her concerts at Manchester arena, killing 22 people and injuring another 59.

Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Chris Martin were among those who took to the stage to perform their hit songs and to share messages of hope and inspiration to the audience, leaving not a dry eye in the house. Click through our gallery to see the highlights of the beautiful concert, which single-handedly raised nearly £3million for the victims of the attacks and their families.

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Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus' duet

Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus brought down the house with a beautiful rendition of Crowded House's Don't Dream It's Over. The pair are good friends and hugged as they sang together while sat on the steps of the stage. Miley praised her friend, telling the crowd: "As humans we should always be who we say we are, and Ariana has proved that. She says she's a good role model for all your girls here and she has proved that by putting that together."

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Dancing police officer

A camera caught the beautiful moment a police officer was spotted playing ring-a-roses with a group of young fans. The sweet clip quickly went viral, with one person writing: "These kids dancing with a police officer is the cutest thing ever," while another added: "This police officer dancing with the kids is just gorgeous! Everything about #OneLoveManchester is beautiful & moving."

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Robbie Williams joins Take That on stage

Robbie Williams briefly joined the stage with Take That, and the four band mates took a bow as the crowd voiced their approval. The star also performed solo material during the concert, changing the words to his hit single Strong to: "Manchester we're strong, we're strong, we're still singing our songs, our songs."

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Liam Gallagher's surprise performance

Fans at the concert (and watching on TV) were delighted to see Manchester-born Liam Gallagher take to the stage to perform at the concert. The former Oasis band member played three songs, including a duet of Live Forever with Coldplay front man, Chris Martin. The star jetted in from Germany to perform at the concert, and one fan wrote: "To put this into context. Liam Gallagher came off stage at 5pm.... in Germany." Another wrote: "LEGEND. All the respect in the world for turning up last night. Great performance."

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Ariana Grande rendition of Over the Rainbow

For the emotional final song of the show, Ariana took to the stage once more for a rendition of Over the Rainbow. The star became too emotional to finish part of the song, and took a moment to compose herself before singing the last part of the classic tune. Fans have since asked that Ariana record the song as a charity single, with one writing: "I hope @ArianaGrande releases her version of over the rainbow as a charity single. Such a special song to so many, I was in tears."

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The audience

The venue was filled to maximum capacity with an incredible 50,000 concert-goers. Among them were Ariana Grande fans who had attended her concert on the night of the terror attack on 22 May. The crowd held signs which read: 'For our angels' and laughed and cried during the special concert. They also sang along to Robbie Williams' Angels, Ariana Grande's One Last Time and Oasis' Don't Look Back in Anger, which was performed by Chris Martin.

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Ariana Grande performs with choir

Ariana performed with The Children's Choir at the concert. The One Last Time singer comforted a young member of the choir who grew emotional during the performance of My Everything, putting her arms around her as the group sang together to the cheering crowd. The choir have their own JustGiving page for the victims of the attack, and a statement on the site read: "It is meant as a message of hope, reminding everyone how powerful music can be in bringing communities together in times of need."

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Black Eyed Peas perform Where is the Love?

Black Eyed Peas performed an emotional rendition of their smash hit single Where is the Love?.  Ariana Grande joined the group to sing the chorus, and fans tweeted about the touching moment. One wrote: "Looks like I can cross 'cried over the black eyed peas' off the bucket list," while another added: "Where is the Love by the black eyed peas has to be up there with the most iconic songs ever made. What a song #OneLoveManchester."

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Coldplay performed an incredible set of their hit songs, including Viva La Vida, Fix You and Something Just Like This. During the performance, a rainbow cloud burst from the stage as well as rainbow confetti. One fan wrote: "BLESS COLDPLAY FOR CELEBRATING LOVE AND HAPPINESS AND BEING COLOURFUL AND MAKING EVERYONE FEEL APPRECIATED AND ALIVE." 

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The donations

All proceeds from the concert went to the Red Cross fund for the victims and their families, and it was revealed that the concert raised £2.35 million, bringing the total raised so to nearly £10million. One fan wrote: "The amount of respect I now have for Ariana is amazing. She has a heart of gold, I'm glad they raised so much money!"