Diversity steal the show at Platinum Party at the Palace as fans say ‘Should have opened’

Diversity steal the show at Platinum Party at the Palace as fans say ‘Should have opened’

Platinum Party and the Palace celebrates Queen Elizabeths 70-year reign on the throne and is set to be the biggest concert in honour of her achievement. BBC presenter Kirsty Young hosted the event alongside Roman Kemp and announced the acts which were going to be performing. This included Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity who put on a spectacular performance looking back through the years of music throughout Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Many viewers were stunned by the performance and called for the group to have opened the show, after being disappointed by the line-up. 

The BBC and Buckingham Palace announced the official line-up back in May.

The line-up includes Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow, and George Ezra who will share the three-stage set-up with the likes of Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli, Mimi Webb, Sam Ryder, Jax Jones, Celeste, Nile Rodgers, Sigala and Diversity.

Many stars from the stage, screen, and the sporting world will appear at the event, including Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, The Royal Ballet, Ellie Simmonds, and a specially recorded performance from Sir Elton John.

Sam Ryder, the United Kingdom’s Eurovision hero, will also perform live, fresh from his success in Italy.

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Some viewers were let down by the lineup, with @RtHonTwatness tweeting: “#PlatinumPartyatthePalace What a s***e, tame line-up!! Where are Page and Plant, Clapton, Stones, Tull, Deep Purple, Who and all the other greats ??…. Utter middle of the road c**p!!”

Another user added: “I’m guessing some iconic British artists are away on their hols tonight… #PlatinumPartyatthePalace.”

@GabbygalEvs said: “PlatinumPartyattheJubilee still don’t get Diana Ross in this show, should be brit act closing the show.” (sic) 

Speaking about the concert, Brian May expressed: “Twenty years after playing The Queen’s glorious Golden Jubilee, we’re very happy to be invited again.

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“Then there was a moment when I wondered… after Buckingham Palace roof, where can you go? Well … you will see!”

Diana Ross exclaimed: “I have had the honour of meeting The Queen many times throughout my life, including when I was with my family.

“Her Majesty has and continues to be such an incredible inspiration to so many across the world, and I was absolutely delighted to receive an invitation to perform on such a momentous and historic occasion.”

Sir Rod Stewart added: “Queen Elizabeth has given incredible service to the United Kingdom over the last 70 years, and I’m delighted to be able to join her in celebrating her Platinum Jubilee with the Party At The Palace.

Published at Sat, 04 Jun 2022 20:02:00 +0000