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.

2 comments:

  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.

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

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