From Ibiza classics to opera through Olly Murs and Disney’s Mulan – if the King wished variety to be the buzzword of the coronation, the eclectic live performance line-up actually lived as much as it.
It went down a deal with with the viewers – from Prince George and Princess Charlotte waving their Union flags within the entrance row of the royal field to the cheering crowd.
The King and Queen have been joined by about 20,000 members of the general public on the musical extravaganza, which opened with Really feel The Love by Rudimental – a monitor handpicked by the King himself.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Tong revealed he had steered a number of choices, and that one had come again with the King’s seal of approval.
Olly Murs stored the power excessive along with his hit tune Dance With Me Tonight earlier than the 300-strong coronation choir took to the stage to sing Brighter Days by Emeli Sande.
The group roared as Nicole Scherzinger joined pianist Lang Lang to sing Reflections from Disney’s Mulan. Earlier than the efficiency, Scherzinger informed Sky Information it was a “large tune to sing”.
For the King, one of many excessive factors of the live performance seemed to be Lionel Richie’s efficiency, which bought him to his ft.
Prince William could not resist cracking a Lionel Richie joke as he took to the stage after the star, quipping that he would not go on “all night time lengthy”.
The Prince of Wales mentioned his grandmother can be a “proud mom” on the King’s coronation weekend, saying the late Queen is “fondly maintaining a tally of us”.
“Pa, we’re all so pleased with you,” he continued, earlier than ending his speech with the rallying cry of the weekend: 2God save the King!”.
The nationwide anthem adopted and the King smiled and waved to the group on the finish.
Host Hugh Bonneville injected a dose of humour into the proceedings, elevating a chuckle as he referred to the King because the “artist previously referred to as prince”.
The looks of Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog sparked large laughter from the King and the Prince of Wales, and even a chuckle from Prince George.
Wearing a regal gold robe, Katy Perry introduced the group to their ft together with her rendition of Roar – carried out under an unlimited lion lighting up the sky – and Firework, which she devoted to the King.
Paloma Religion carried out Lullaby on the Windsor live performance as cities and cities throughout the nation have been lit up in honour of the King’s coronation.
The shows included the Welsh dragon, spanning 140m, which beamed into the sky above Cardiff, whereas a watering can hovered above the Eden Venture’s well-known Biomes in Cornwall.
Take That introduced the night time to a roaring shut with their first efficiency in 4 years – though Robbie Williams was nowhere in sight.
The Royal Household clapped alongside to Best Day, Shine and By no means Neglect and the King and Queen held up their Union flags because the live performance got here to a detailed.
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Prime Gun star Tom Cruise additionally appeared through a pre-recorded video on the Windsor present, calling the King his “wingman”.
Showing in his Warbird aircraft because it flew via the clouds, he mentioned: “Pilot to pilot. Your Majesty, you could be my wingman any time,” earlier than saluting and banking off.
He appeared in a video which additionally featured messages from Pierce Brosnan and Bear Grylls.