About two weeks after Ariana Grande’s May 22 concert where 22 people died and hundreds of others were injured, the Dangerous Woman singer re-emerges and performs a powerful and tear-jerking rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow during her One Love Manchester benefit concert.
Grande’s voice soared through the Emirates Old Trafford venue, where the concert was held and thousands of people joined in solidarity for the victims of the Manchester attack.
Near the end of the song, Grande was so overcome with emotion that she had to stop singing.
Still, the crowd cheered her on and sang the words, nudging the singer to finish the Wizard of Oz anthem.
Other artists such as Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Mac Miller, Victoria Monet, Little Mix and more also performed, sending their message of love and unity in the face of today’s violence and religious extremism.
All proceeds of the One Love Manchester benefit concert will go to the We Love Manchester Fund, created by the Manchester City Council and the British Red Cross, which supports the victims of the terror attack and has reportedly raised over $9 million.
“Well, the fantastic news is we’ve already raised around 7 million pounds [$9 million],” said Mike Adamson, chief executive of Red Cross. “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.”
On Twitter, Uber also announced that they will “make a donation equal to all Uber fares taken to and from #OneLoveManchester to Bitish Red Cross’ We Love Manchester Fund.”
Donations may still be given by texting LOVE to 70507 and visiting redcross.org.uk/manchester.