Ariana Grande just revealed that she changed her set list last minute after speaking with the mother of one of the victims from the Manchester Arena terror attack.
Ariana took an extended moment Sunday to address the crowd at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, saying she had spoken with 15-year-old Olivia Campbell’s mother this weekend, who told her her daughter would’ve wanted to hear Ariana’s hits at the One Love Manchester benefit concert … if she was alive.
Olivia was one of the 22 victims who died 2 weeks ago at the hands of terrorists.
Ariana said she decided to change her entire set list based on Olivia’s wishes. That’s why we’re hearing her bigger pop songs as opposed to more solemn tunes.
One other surprise from Sunday’s show … Ariana’s boyfriend and rapper Mac Miller showed up unannounced to perform alongside his GirlFriend.
Justin Bieber turned out to be the biggest rock star and unifier at Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester concert … which proved one of the most moving moments of the night as he broke down onstage.
Bieber went on late into the benefit show Sunday with nothing more than a guitar and his voice. That in itself was incredibly effective, as he got almost the entire crowd to sing along to some of his hits.
Justin eventually did a prayer for the fallen victims of Manchester, and even asked the crowd to put both hands up in the air and to repeat after him in honoring those victims. The audience happily obliged.
It’s a rare side of Bieber that we don’t see often. Good on him for coming out.
Here are other pictures of the show: