Queen’s Jubilee Viewers Fuming Over Sweet Caroline Performance
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Sir Rod Stewart's Platinum Jubilee performance has come under fire from viewers. Catch a clip of his performance here:
Last night (Saturday 4 June), the Platinum Party at the Palace took place in honour of the Queen's 70 years on the throne and among the performances to take place, British rock and pop singer Sir Rob Stewart took to the stage.
The 'Have I Told You Lately That I Love You' singer has won a whole host of awards for his music from the World Music Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry in 1993 to the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2005.
He was even voted number 33 in Q's magazine list of the Top 100 Greatest Singers of all time.
While many of us often decide on 'Sweet Caroline' as our easy sing-a-long karaoke tune of choice, Stewart preempted his performance by stating: "This isn't a fun one to sing but the BBC made me sing it. Make it fun for me."
However, his rendition of the song didn't go down well with viewers of the 'platty jubes' party and they didn't cut the singer any slack by swiftly flocking to Twitter to give their views on the performance.
One user joked: "Hello, is that the Police? I'd like to report a serious crime. Rod Stewart has just murdered Sweet Caroline at Buckingham Palace."
"Crowdfunding a helpline for everybody who heard Rod Stewart sing Sweet Caroline last night," another said.
"Didn’t think it was possible to bugger up Sweet Caroline but Rod Stewart gave it a go," a third tweeted.
Rod Stewart's doing Sweet Caroline like a cross between Rex Harrison and a coughing owl.— Justin Lewis (@WhenIsBirths) June 4, 2022
I’m 38 and have watched Everton since I was about 5-6 years old but fuck a duck, Rod Stewart singing “sweet Caroline” is genuinely the worst thing I’ve ever clamped my eyes on.— AJ (@AJ1984EFC) June 4, 2022
Feel bad for Rod Stewart fucking up Sweet Caroline. The song that can be perfectly sung even when shitfaced.— Juliet (@Jsoosty) June 4, 2022
Visual representation of the optical satisfaction coupled with the audible torture of seeing & hearing Rod Stewart paying tribute to his Queen by singing Sweet Caroline. 🇬🇧 #PlatinumJubilee pic.twitter.com/8hrhNWVM43— 𝐖𝐞 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 (@WATP72RFC) June 5, 2022
Thankfully, Stewart wasn't the only performance last night as other musicians included Alicia Keys, Queen, Craig David, Hans Zimmer, Nile Rodgers, George Ezra and Mabel.
Craig David told the BBC how being asked to perform was 'something that you can't ever dream of'.
George Ezra also noted how 'surreal' the whole experience was, with Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder joking how 'out of breath' he got because of how big the stage is.
Diana Ross headlined the concert, marking her first performance in the UK in 15 years.
Despite not attending the concert, the Queen still well and truly stole the show and overshadowed the fallout from Stewart's performance with a surprise skit with Paddington Bear, leaving viewers absolutely stunned.
Viewers were left even more overjoyed when casually she pulled out a marmalade sandwich from her bag.
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