The Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012
Who performed at the Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012?
Monday 4th June 2012, saw the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert, in front of Buckingham Palace.
It was like a who's who of International music celebrity. A stage was erected around the Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace, allowing the nation's beloved stars to perform in celebration for the Queen's 60th Jubilee celebrations.
I was so excited - the concert spectacle of a lifetime was a moment to behold! Broadcast live on the BBC - the Diamond Jubilee Concert was watched and adored by millions!
Gary Barlow launches the Diamond Jubilee Concert
Who Performed at the Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012?
The stars were out with full affect, when they who performed at 7:30pm, on Monday 4th June for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert. Artist's included Annie Lennox, Sir Elton John, Gary Barlow, Jessie, Kylie Minogue, Madness, Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Dame Shirley Bassey, Stevie Wonder and Sir Tom Jones to name a few!
So, what was the running order for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert?
Robbie Williams opens up the Diamond Jubilee Show
Robbie Williams opened up the show with trumpeters and drummers from the 2nd battalion of the Coldstream Guards. The opening song was, of course, Let Me Entertain You
Robbie Williams rehearses for the Diamond Jubilee Concert
Will.i.am and Jessie J performed next at the Diamond Jubilee Show
The Voice UK judges, Will.i.am and Jessie J sang a montage of I Gotta Feeling and This is Love. Jessie J, then went on to perform solo with Domino
JLS perform at the Jubilee Concert with 5th and 6th Act being the show's creator, Gary Barlow accompanied Cheryl Cole
4th Act on stage was JLS. They performed Everybody in Love, which blended beautifully into She Makes Me Wanna
Quite an odd mix was the next one. Gary Barlow, from Take That (and creator of the show, and the official Diamond Jubilee Song) performed with ex- XFactor Judge, and Girls Aloud member, Cheryl (she has now lost the Cole...I don't know where she lost it though). They didn't perform a mix of their songs either...more oddness...they opted to sing a Lady Antebellum track Need You Now. Don't get me wrong, it was good...just kinda weird.
Next up was Cliff Richard, followed by classical musician, Lang Lang
The legendary Cliff Richard performed a medley of his hits, then a glorious rendition of Congratulations.
The Diamond Jubilee Concert took a classical turn with Lang Lang who performed the beautiful Hungarian Rhapsody / Rhapsody In Blue. What a pianist!
9th, Alfie Boe, followed by Jools Holland and Ruby Turner...then the Mighty Grace Jones
Alfie Boe took the stage, continuing the classic theme with a beautiful version of O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never. He was followed swiftly by the fantastic Jools Holland (who I love watching on BBC2, such a wonderful musician...and his hootenanny is FAB) with glorious Ruby Turner, who performed You Are So Beautiful.
Then 12th celeb on stage, was the irrespressible Grace Jones - who quite frankly stole the show with an astounding performance of Slave to the Rhythm. If you haven't seen it, you must watch what she does with a hula hoop - jaw dropping, IMHO.
Grace Jones steals the Diamond Jubilee Concert...
Did you know Grace Jones was 72 at time of this performance?
Did Grace Jones give the performance of a lifetime
13th performer was Ed Sheeran, followed by Annie Lennox, then Renee Fleming
The ever popular Ed Sheeran had a task on his to take the stage from Grace Jones. He did great with his rendition of The A Team (just hope the Royals didn't realise he was singing about a crack addict).
The ever beautiful Annie Lennox was 14th artist on stage who gave us a version of There Must Be An Angel, complete with angel wings for her and all the band - it was very cute. After Annie, we had Renee Fleming (who, I personally had never heard of) who sang Un Bel Di Vedremo.
16th artist to take the stage was the legendary Tom Jones, followed up by Robbie Williams (again) and Gary Barlow and the Common
3rd The Voice UK judge to take the stage was the legend, Tom Jones, who sang Mama Told Me (Not To Come) and Delilah. LOVE him!
Fast on his heels, was Robbie again, who sang us one of his swing covers Mack the Knife. Fellow band mate Gary Barlow, came up next with the Commonwealth band including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gareth Malone and the Military Wives (as well as everyone who performed on the song, from all over the commonwealth were actually on the stage - let's count them as one act, shall we?) singing their song, of course, called Sing
2 Fabulous Divas took up 18th and 19th spot: Dame Shirley Bassey and everyone's favourite, Kylie Minogue
Diva extraordinary Dame Shirley Bassey was the 18th act to take the stage, and what could be more appropriate for her to sing at the Diamond Jubilee concert, other than the classic Diamonds are Forever.
Kylie Minogue performed a medley of Spinning Around, Can't Get You Out Of My Head, Step Back In Time and All The Lovers. She was joined on stage by Britain's Got Talent finalists, Flawless.
Kylie Minogue perform with Flawless at the Diamond Jubilee Concert
20th Artist on stage, the one and only Elton John...then the star Stevie Wonder!
After Kylie, Alfie Boe and Renee Fleming, returned to sing Somewhere from one of the Palace's balconys.
Then back on main stage, Elton John performed I'm Still Standing, Your Song and Crocodile Rock.
After, we were treated to the BBC Concert Orchestra, who played to a film called Beautiful Day - made up of footage from the Queen's reign (footage of the coronation, weddings, past Jubilees etc) - it was lovely!
Taking the BBC as the 21st act, the then 22nd was something very special - Stevie Wonder, who performed: Sir Duke, Isn't She Lovely?, Happy Birthday(with will.i.am) and Superstition. The lyrics of Isn't She Lovely? were even changed to include "Elizabeth" awwww.
Who else was there?
Obviously, the royal family was present (apart from the Duke of Edinburgh, who was taken to hospital with a bladder infection). Presenters included Rob Brydon (who managed to get #giverobbrydonaknighthood trending on Twitter), Miranda Hart, Lenny Henry, Lee Mack, Jimmy Carr, Peter Kaye and Rolf Harris.
Madness perform of the roof of Buckingham Palace, followed by Paul McCartney, the last and 24th act to appear at the Diamond Jub
Madness followed Stevie Wonder, who performed their hits from the roof of Buckingham Palace, with amazing and impressive films projected onto the palace itself, turning it into different types of houses...it was amazing! They performed: Our House and It Must Be Love. As Stevie Wonder did, they also changed the words in Our House, from "our street" to "one's street" hehe.
Paul McCartney took the hallowed spot of closing the show. Which was followed by a speech from Prince Charles who took the stage with the Queen herself.
For Paul McCartney's last number, the entire evening's acts went on stage to join in. His running order was: Magical Mystery Tour, All My Loving, Let It Be, Live and Let Die and Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Paul McCartney closes the Diamond Jubilee Concert
"As a nation this is our opportunity to thank you and my father for always being there for us. For inspiring us with your selfle
Prince Charles addresses the Queen at the end of the Diamond Jubilee Concert
Diamond Jubilee Links...
- BBC News - The Diamond Jubilee
The Diamond Jubilee
- BBC News - Stars perform at Diamond Jubilee concert
Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Sir Paul McCartney are among the many performers at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace in London.
- BBC News - Diamond Jubilee: Queen attends St Paul's service
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations are concluding with a service of thanksgiving and glittering carriage procession, but Prince Philip is absent from her side as he remains in hospital.
- BBC News - Diamond Jubilee: Guide to the weekend of events
A guide to all the celebrations taking place on the central weekend of 2-5 June, including BBC coverage and useful links.
- BBC One - The Queen's Diamond Jubilee - Clips
A look at all of the programmes celebrating the Queen's 60-year reign.
In order of appearance...