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Watch Ariana Grande Sing Crowded House’s ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ For Manchester

Grande was joined by Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and many more.

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Two weeks after her Manchester concert became the scene of a horrific attack, Ariana Grande has returned to the English city for an emotional benefit gig — and she brought about half of the music industry with her.

50,000 people packed into Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground yesterday — despite the events in London earlier that day — to watch Grande take the stage for One Love Manchester. Throughout the concert she was joined by Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Robbie Williams, The Black Eyed Peas and many more.

Miley Cyrus later joined Grande for a cover of Crowded House’s ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, and I defy you to watch the following clip from start to finish without crying.

Speaking of crying, maybe the most emotional moment came when Grande performed her song ‘My Everything’ with the members of the local Parrs Wood High School choir. A number of their classmates were in the audience at Grande’s concert on May 22.

Marcus Mumford led the crowd in a minute’s silence before welcoming local legends Take That to the stage. They dedicated their song ‘Rule The World’ to the victims of the attack, before being joined by their former bandmate Robbie Williams.

Pharrell Williams, meanwhile, told the crowd that “despite all the things that have been going on in this place, I don’t feel or smell or hear or see any fear”. He then performed his song ‘Happy’ with Miley Cyrus, changing the lyrics “I’ll be just fine” to “Manchester will be just fine.”

Manchester’s own Liam Gallagher was also in attendance, with the Oasis frontman joining Coldplay for a performance of ‘Live Forever’.

Grande was then joined on stage by almost all of the evening’s guests as she performed her 2014 song ‘One Last Time’, with most of the audience singing along.

Grande brought the concert to an end with a rendition of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’. If this one doesn’t reduce you to sobbing mess, then congrats on being made of tougher stuff than me.

According to early reports, the free concert raised more than £2 million in donations for the victims of the Manchester attacks.