Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Ten moments from the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert

    Gary and Cheryl
  • Cheryl Cole's duet with Gary Barlow was more than adequate; she didn't deserve over-the-top criticism.
  • Robbie Williams was fine but he benefited from most people's ignorance of Bobby Darin's version of Mack the Knife.
  • Talking of knives, it's time Tom Jones dropped Delilah - an anthem to domestic violence - from his big occasion repertoire.
  • It's a pity Paul McCartney's Live and Let Die is the only one of his songs considered worthy of the fireworks treatment.
  • There should have been only one James Bond theme in the concert - Shirley Bassey's Diamonds Are Forever.
  • Rob Brydon should never have accepted the gig.
  • Grace Jones and her hula hoop added some much needed madness apart from Madness itself on top of Buck House.
  • Kylie Minogue is well on her way to becoming a national treasure even though she's Australian.
  • Rolf Harris should have been allowed to complete Two Little Boys.
  • Production values were high; the Buck House projection was clever; but the BBC shouldn't have run the credits over the fireworks finale.


  1. Some might say that Delilah was interchangeable with Diana and intended to be so. Note the slow and deliberate interpretation of the song by Tom Jones, this time around. I thought I saw a shot of Prince Charles crying during the rendering of that song.

  2. Yes it was a great concert from the 'our house' venue.


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