Over 10 million dollars was raised last night at the One Love Manchester concert
Last night Ariana Grande revealed she changed her set list for the One Love Manchester concert after meeting a victim's mom.
Olivia Campbell was one of the 22 victims who tragically passed away following the Manchester terror attack on May 22. A few days before the One Love concert in Manchester, American singer Ariana met up with Olivia's mom Charlotte who revealed her late daughter would have wanted the pop star to perform her hit songs.
During the concert, Ariana revealed she'd completely overhauled the show at the last minute after meeting Charlotte.
She explained: "Thank you for being so loving, strong and unified, and I think the love your displaying is what the world needs right now. I want to thank you for coming tonight I love you so much. Thank you.
"I had the pleasure of meeting Olivia’s mommy a few days ago and as soon as I met her I started crying and gave her a big hug.
She said that, to stop crying because Olivia wouldn’t want me to cry and said Olivia would have wanted to hear the hits.
We had a totally different show planned and had a rehearsal but changed everything.
Tonight has been filled with love and fun and bright energy, and I want to thank you for that."
Ariana then went on to sing her hit song "Side to Side".
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Posted by Charlotte Campbell on Monday, May 22, 2017
Appearing on Good Morning Britain today Olivia's mom also spoke about her chat with the singer. She told Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan: "She wanted to play the none hits, she didn't feel it was appropriate to play the big ones that everyone wanted to dance to.
We said 'no you play your hits sing, your heart out, you make everyone get up and dance and smile and sing along with you. Don't let anybody tell not to do something.'"
Olivia's brave mom then went on to speak about her late 15-year-old daughter. She said: "I want my daughter to carry on living, I never want her to be forgotten by anyone, if anyone ever met her they wouldn’t have forgotten her anyway – she wouldn’t have let them.
"But I just want her to keep on, I just want her memory to be kept alive."
She added: "Olivia was probably the cheekiest and gobbiest 15year-old you’d ever met but she was also the kindest and caring 15-year-old.
"If you met her you wouldn’t forget her, seriously, she was just amazing – full of life.”
Ariana invited Parrs Wood High School Choir to sing My Everything which was truly an incredibly moving performance.
The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund reached over 10 million dollars and incredibly over 2 million dollars was raised alone during the One Love concert.
This was originally written by Eden-Olivia Lord on our sister site, Closer.
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