‘She stole the show!’: Viewers praise ‘absolutely amazing’ performance by sign language interpreter grooving out at King Charles’ Coronation Concert
- The BBC’s sign language interpreter got into the spirit of the Coronation concert
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Viewers of yesterday’s Coronation concert were wowed by the ‘absolutely amazing’ performance of the BBC’s sign language interpreter.
The British Sign Language (BSL) presenter, who manned the BBC’s coverage for those with impaired hearing, certainly got into the groove as the acts performed on stage.
Dressed in a purple suit, she shook her elbows while bopping and headbanging to the music as she motioned the lyrics of the songs.
And it seems her sterling effort to relate all the fun of the event were more than appreciated by viewers.
Miguel Noite posted on Twitter: ‘The sign language interpreter is stealing the show!’
Viewers of this evening’s Coronation concert were wowed by the ‘absolutely amazing’ performance of the BBC’s sign language interpreter
Dressed in a purple suit and rocking a shaved head, she swung her elbows while bopping and headbanging to the music as she motioned the lyrics of the songs
Alex Davison wrote: ‘I feel like this BSL interpreter deserves a shout out! What a legend! #CoronationConcert’
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King Charles and Queen Camilla dance to Take That’s finale of the Coronation Concert
Sally Morris tweeted: ‘I always tend to follow the signer as they are soooooo dam good.’
One user wrote: ‘When you feel the groove you gotta boogie.’
Another added: ‘Who is this wonderful interpreter, she is absolutely amazing.’
During tonight’s performance, host of global superstars came together at Windsor Castle to mark the King’s Coronation.
The Coronation Concert, beamed onto large screens across the country, saw the Prince of Wales make a speech honouring his father the King before performances by Katy Perry, Take That, Lionel Richie, and Nicole Scherzinger.
Stars including Hugh Jackman, Pierce Brosnan, Dame Joan Collins, Bear Grylls OBE, Alan Titchmarsh, and Sir Tom Jones gave pre-recorded video messages in honour of the King throughout the concert, which was hosted by Hugh Bonneville.
Top Gun star Tom Cruise delivered a video message from his War Bird plane, saying: ‘Pilot to pilot. Your Majesty, you can be my wingman any time,’ before saluting and banking off.
Twitter was filled with praise for the BSL interpreter, who was ‘way more entertaining than Take That’ according to one user
The packed scene in the May sunshine at Windsor Castle, where the Coronation Concert to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla was held
US singer Katy Perry pictured during her performance inside the grounds of Windsor Castle at the Coronation Concert
Gary Barlow and Calum Scott perform as Take That headlined the Coronation Concert with a remix of their Greatest Day hit
Olly Murs performs on stage in the second musical number of the Coronation concert on Sunday
US sensation Lionel Richie is pictured during his performance this evening, in which he performed hit classic hits All Night Long and Easy Like a Sunday Morning
Take That rounded off the evening’s entertainment with a rendition of Never Forget as the thousands in attendance sang along
Muppets stars Kermit and Miss Piggy also gave speeches, with the frog saying he was ‘honoured’ to have been invited to the coronation.
At the same time, 10 towns and cities across the country were treated to ‘spectacular’ light displays, while 1,000 drones took to the sky for a UK-first ‘multi-location drone show’.
The light display included the Welsh dragon, spanning 140m, beamed into the sky above Cardiff to the soundtrack of Paloma Faith singing Lullaby, while James Nesbitt performed a spoken word piece written by Daljit Nagra, chair of the Royal Society of Literature.
Hit makers including Katy Perry, who sang Roar and Firework, and Lionel Richie, who played renditions of Easy and All Night Long, entertained the 20,000 strong audience backed by a world-class 70-piece orchestra.
Take That then took to the stage with Greatest Day, Shine and, to close the show, Never Forget, featuring an intro from The Choristers of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The 300-strong Coronation Choir, conducted by Gareth Malone, performed an uplifting version of the Emeli Sande song Brighter Days, while Steve Winwood sang his hit song Higher Love, accompanied by the Commonwealth virtual choir, with singers from more than 40 Commonwealth countries.
The evening also saw a collaboration between five Royal patronages – The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal College of Music and The Royal College of Art – who came together for the first time to perform Somewhere from West Side Story.
Other collaborations included Andrea Bocelli and Sir Bryn Terfel, who sang You’ll Never Walk Alone, and Lang Lang and Nicole Scherzinger, who performed Reflection from Mulan.
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