George Ezra awkwardly cut lyrics about death while signing the Queen at the BBC’s Platinum Party, while other performers changed their lyrics to pay their respects to the Queen
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The Platinum Party at the Palace was an incredible celebration for the Queen – and many performers made the changes for the Queen.
A host of famous faces stood on one of three stages outside the gates of Buckingham Palace to entertain the 22,000 massive crowds who had gathered outside along with millions of people at home.
There were crowd-pleasing performances from the likes of Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, The Queen and Craig David – while Elton John was projected onto the palace walls.
But another thing that caught the attention of those watching were some of the slight changes in certain lyrics.
Several singers changed their words to pay homage to the Queen, while one just clumsily avoided singing at the end of the line in case it was offensive.
Here are some of the lyrics that were changed during the Jubilee concert.
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The Shotgun hitmaker had audiences sing along to some of his classic tunes – but there was an awkward moment.
While singing his hit song “Green Grass” at the star-studded event, George omitted the last part of one of his lines alluding to ‘going to die’.
The lyrics read: “Green grass, blue sky, you better have a party on the day that I die.”
However, George ‘censored’ the performance by omitting the last words and letting the instruments play while he was silent.
The song choice seems a bit odd to look at, with many amused viewers on Twitter noticing the song’s change.
“George Ezra censors himself so he doesn’t sing ‘you better throw a party the day I die’ is f**king fun #PlatinumPartyatthePalace,” one person wrote.
Another added: “I went to Twitter to make sure I wasn’t losing my mind and George Ezra was deliberately censoring himself by not singing ‘let’s have a party the day I die’.”
“Of all the great songs George Ezra could have sung, he sings the one that literally throws a party the day you die … and then censors it,” in part. three pointed out.
It is unknown whether the decision to change the lyrics was made by George himself or the concert organizers.
But some people online have suggested that George may have changed the lyrics instead of simply ignoring it.
One said he should have sung ‘put a party on Her Majesty’s Celebration’, which is sure to resonate with the Queen.
Eurovision hero Sam Ryder gave what many described as the most sensational performance of the night.
Fresh from her incredible second place in Italy, the much-loved rising star took to the stage in a vibrant denim jumpsuit embellished with sequins to create a Union Jack.
Sam performed his hit song Space Man, which was well received across Europe last month during the Eurovision Song Contest.
However, the singer slightly changed the lyrics of the song in memory of the Queen to celebrate her 70th year on the throne.
After getting the audience excited with a guitar solo in the middle of an electric tuning session, Sam looked over to the royal box and sang: “There’s nothing like space, ma’am.”
But Sam couldn’t take it all in, as the idea was actually pitched by a listener on Scott Mills and Chris Stark’s BBC Radio One program earlier in the day.
They asked: “Can Sam Ryder sing ‘I’m in space, ma’am’ with the Queen?”
When asked if he would do that, Sam said: “Let’s see tonight. I won’t promise anything.”
Although the night is a celebration of the Queen and all things British, there is still a strong American influence.
From the cast of Hamilton to legendary American singer Diana Ross, people across the pond were on hand to perform for the Queen.
Everyone was happy to see Alicia Keys lent her dulect tunes to the evening, but there was a bit of confusion in her choice of songs.
Award winners sang her hit song Empire State of Mind, whose lyrics: “In New York. Concrete jungle, where dreams are made.”
Some viewers were outraged that Alicia had started singing about an American city, but she cleverly changed the lyrics at the end to ‘London’.
One viewer said: “Alicia Keys performing a song about New York while performing a tribute concert to the British Monarch in LONDON was a joke…cute at the end tho”
“The Alicia keys do the empire state of the art in celebration of the queen but changing any mention from ‘new york’ to ‘london’ is absolutely perfect,” another added. .
A third said: “Things were fine last night though. Mainly the lights, the drones and the way Alicia Keys judged ‘London ‘to’ ‘New York’.”
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