Concert for Ukrainian artists including Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Emeli Sandé – but ITV viewers speculate the Brighter Days hitmaker didn’t sing live
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ITV viewers assumed Emeli Sandé was “imitation” during her performance at the Concert for Ukraine on Tuesday night.
Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello took to the stage with 35-year-old hit artists to sing for Ukraine during the two-hour fundraising event.
The star-studded Birmingham concert was held to raise money for a humanitarian appeal in Ukraine.
After Snow Patrol gave a vibrant opening performance to their hit song Run, Emeli took to the stage in vibrant green to perform alongside a host of choir singers.
But as the power singer had his hit Brighter Days performance in progress, some ITV viewers took to Twitter to speculate whether the artist was actually performing live.
One person wrote: “Worst copycat I’ve seen in a long time by Emeli Sandé,” as another tweeted: “Sorry Emeli Sandé, I love you but it was less than worthy imitation. most believable I have ever seen.”
A fellow ITV viewer wrote: “Is it me or is it Emeli Sandé parodying the whole song.”
Some viewers posted about the singer’s appearance in an interview earlier in the day, with one saying: “She was moody with a sore throat, she posted earlier and barely can say.”
Another wrote: “Had seen Emili Sandé interviewed before and she was so upset so wondered how she would sing at Concert For Ukraine and the answer was of course pretty simple – she doesn’t. . That imitation is obvious from space! “
A third posted: “Emelie made the news earlier and you could barely hear her speak. Mimic because she clearly lost her voice today. “
Next To Me hitmaker Emeli spoke out in support of the cause before the concert, saying: “I will sing to try to help people forced to leave their homeland and stand in solidarity with those who suffer from racism. even in this humanitarian crisis. ”
She continued: “No one is denied access to relief, aid and the right to cross the border to safety, and I am delighted for the opportunity to support DEC’s call to help all those in need. lives affected by the conflict.”
Lots of household names have joined forces to help raise money for the Ukraine crisis.
Before tickets for the event went on sale, Havana singer Camila said: “My heart is broken for the people of Ukraine. As refugees from Ukraine join millions of other displaced people globally, we all have a responsibility.
“One of the biggest needs is getting funds to organizations that can serve these communities directly, so we are focusing our efforts on making that happen as quickly as possible.”
The Concert for Ukraine, organized by ITV, Livewire Pictures and the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), brought together some of the music industry’s best known artists and presenters.
“The event will bring together some of the biggest names in the music industry to spread a message of hope while the conflict in Europe continues,” ITV said.
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