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ITV concert for Ukraine with Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello grossing £12.2million

During the two-hour concert, a slew of stars took the stage to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in response to the Russian invasion

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A concert broadcast live on ITV on Tuesday night, which featured Ed Sheeran, has raised £12.2million for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

During the two-hour concert, a slew of stars took the stage to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in response to the Russian invasion.

Among the performers were Camila Cabello, Anne-Marie and Gregory Porter and at the end of the evening the hosts of the gig revealed the amount that had been raised through ticket sales, advertising, sponsorships and donations.

Sheeran took the stage solo for a two-song set of his hits Perfect and Bad Habits.

Between tracks, he told the audience, “Thank you for coming. It’s such an important cause and I’m so honored to be here.”

Pop superstar Cabello was joined by a string section for a performance of Coldplay’s hit Fix You before being joined by Sheeran for a live debut of her new track Bam Bam.







Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello performed at Tuesday’s concert
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She told the crowd: “We pray tonight for the peace and safety of the people of Ukraine.”

Ukraine’s Eurovision winner Jamala, whose real name is Susana Jamaladinova, took the stage after fleeing her home country following the invasion.

The 38-year-old performed a rendition of her 1944 song about forced deportations in Crimea during the rule of Joseph Stalin.

She waved a Ukrainian flag during her performance and was dressed in red.







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Emma Bunton, one of the presenters, was visibly moved by her song.

“Wow, thank you so much Jamala for being with us and representing Ukraine at this very special concert here tonight – amazing,” she said.

Jamala previously said her close friends and family remain in a bomb shelter in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.

The evening was hosted by Roman Kemp, Marvin Humes and Spice Girls star Bunton in front of screens showing the sunflower, Ukraine’s national flower.







Anne-Marie took the stage on Tuesday
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Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers gave a passionate performance of their song If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, which has lyrics inspired by the Spanish Civil War.

There was also a performance by singer-songwriter Tom Odell, who recently traveled to the Romanian capital, Bucharest, where he performed his hit song Another Love for refugees arriving in the city by train.

Veteran broadcaster and journalist Sir Trevor McDonald took the stage to highlight the work of journalists covering the front lines of the war.

Presenter and actress Mel Giedroyc, whose father fled Poland as a refugee during World War II, hosted a short film on the Ukrainian-Romanian border that was shown to the audience.

Emotionally, she said history “repeat itself.”

There were also video messages from Billie Eilish and her brother and collaborator Finneas O’Connell.

All sponsorship and advertising revenue generated from the show was donated by ITV to the DEC appeal.

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