i really enjoyed the programme of gary barlow travelling all over the commonwealth to find singers and instrumentalists for the song. the whole jubilee thing has been a joy to watch. and didnt the queen look happy on the flotilla?
Think he’s def due some sort of honour - he has done a couple of these concerts now (he organised one for Children in Need a few years ago), and the work he put into that song was amazing, although nobody would have realised had there not been a documentary made about it…
Thought it was a fantastic lineup, something for everyone, Grace Jones was bizarre, but it must have taken some doing to hula hoop throughout her entire song, and keep in tune.
I thought it was brilliant, I loved Madness on the roof of the palace. I went to make a pot of tea while Will.I.Am everywhere was on and emptied the dishwasher when Cheryl was ' singing ',apart from that I loved all the clebrations. Made me proud to be British!
I recorded it and only watched some of the crumbling pop relics of my youth. Stevie Wonder and Tom J were terrific. Paul McCartney and Elton John just cannot sing for toffee any more. How can they not know this? I suppose a combination of a bloated ego and plenty of people telling you are wonderful and a national treasure blunts the self-critical faculties!
But never mind. It was a cracking show. Very enjoyable.