Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee kicked off on Thursday 2 June to celebrate her 70 years on the throne. Some of the biggest musicians from across the globe performed at the milestone event including South African composer Lebo M.
According to SowetanLive, the legendary musician conducted and performed a medley of songs from The Lion King alongside musical theatre giants Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
LEBO M PERFORMS AT PLATINUM JUBILEE
As per SowetanLive, Lebo M performed at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Saturday 4 June. English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, best known for his work on the 1986 film, The Phantom of the Opera, curated The Lion King medley for the Queen’s celebrations.
“It was overwhelmingly awesome experiencing a sea of people welcoming us so loudly and so enthusiastically,” Lebo M said of the performance.
“The end of our performance was a highlight, that’s when the after effect, stress and trauma of what just happened becomes a reality.”
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MORE STANDOUT PERFORMANCES
The likes of Ed Sheeran, Adam Lambert, Elton John and Alicia Keys all took the stage to perform while American soul legend Diana Ross closed off the festivities on 4 June.
Diana Ross opened her performance with her 1985 classic, Chain Reaction then stole the show with her version of Marvin Gaye’s uplifting track, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.
Ross looked stunning in a black and white dress as she delivered powerful vocals on stage.
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RECORD NUMBER OF VIEWERS TUNE IN FOR JUBILEE
According to the BBC, 13.4 million people tuned in to watch the star-studded Platinum Jubilee concert on 4 June.
The publication highlighted that it was the BBC’s biggest audience of the year beating out the Strictly Come Dancing finale and the Queen’s Christmas message in December 2021.