Ariana Grande releases “Over the Rainbow” Manchester cover as a charity single
Ariana Grande has released her rendition of Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow” after performing the cover at the One Love Manchester concert on Sunday.
The US singer showcased her emotional rendition of the famous tune at the close of One Love Manchester, a concert Ariana organised to honour those 22 killed during her show on May 22. Her moving cover beautifully paid tribute to the victims of the attack and fans soon called for the star to release it as a single.
The song is now available on various streaming outlets, including iTunes, and all proceeds will go the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
Ariana has also re-released her track “One Last Time” as a charity single, the profits of which will also go to the cause.
Over £2 million was raised for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund after the singer’s One Love Manchester concert. As the performances aired on BBC One, hundreds of thousands of viewers donated to the cause via text message or online donations. An impressive £2 million was raised between 7pm to 10pm.
Many big-name artists took to the stage to support the event, including Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Little Mix, Liam Gallagher, Niall Horan, Imogen Heap and Ariana’s boyfriend Mac Miller.
One Love Manchester is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.