Diamond Jubilee Concert lights up London
A roll-call of stars, excellent production values and a sea of happy Brits -the Diamond Jubilee Concert was a real treat.
Last night’s Diamond Jubilee Concert from the UK was a real treat.
A roll-call of stars, excellent production values and a sea of happy Brits. The concert made up for the poor broadcast of the River Pageant on Sunday.
It had Kylie and Sir Rolf, Sir Paul, Sir Tom and Sir Elton, Dame Shirley, Annie Lennox, Gary Barlow, Stevie Wonder and more. Only one or two seemed a bit challenged by it all (sorry, Sir Cliff).
Imaginatively staged before Buckingham Palace, there were Union Jacks and merry Londoners as far as the eye could see, all there to pay their respects to a very regal Queen Elizabeth II, who barely showed her emotions.
Lighting up the Palace with projections was inspired stuff, best used as Madness sang atop the roof.
It all came to a climax as Prince Charles gave a witty speech at the end before a rousing version of God Save the Queen.
The Brits really know how to do this stuff well and I’m tipping Nine lands a big ratings win for this one today.