Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus cover Crowded House in Manchester
Ariana Grande has teamed up with fellow pop star Miley Cyrus to deliver an emotional rendition of the Crowded House classic "Don't Dream It's Over" at the One Love Manchester benefit concert.
New Zealander Neil Finn's lyric "we know they won't win" was an appropriate sentiment as Manchester recovers from the attack just 13 days ago and came a day after terrorism again struck London.
Finn himself was delighted with the song choice.
A top-10 hit in Australia and the US when released in 1986, the Crowded House original peaked at No.27 on the UK charts.
Grande returned to the stage in the northern city after 22 people were killed in a suicide attack at the Manchester Arena, where she was performing.
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The 23-year-old initially performed "Be Alright" and "Break Free" before a crowd of 50,000 adoring fans before returning with the Black Eyed Peas. The front section of the Old Trafford Cricket Ground crowd was reserved for those who had been at Grande's show on May 22.
The pop singer visited young fans injured in the attack at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on Friday.
The concert comes the day after attackers targeted the heart of London, killing seven people. Authorities have said the attack started with a van plowing into pedestrians and then involved three men using large knives to attack people in bars and restaurants at a nearby market.
Grande's manager, Scooter Braun, said on Sunday that the concert would go on as planned. He called the event a "statement that hatred and fear will never win".
"Today's One Love Manchester benefit concert will not only continue, but will do so with greater purpose," Braun said in a statement. "We must not be afraid and in tribute to all those affected here and around the world, we will bring our voices together and sing loudly."
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