Wednesday 17 January 2018

Your Highness, meet The Script

Tara Cunningham

The Irish band sang for the Queen at BBC today

Irish band The Script were selected to perform the Queen this morning when when she officially opened the BBC’s rebuilt Broadcasting House.

They’ve toured the world with their music, opened for Sir Paul McCartney and U2, packed arenas across the UK and Ireland, but today, The Script entertained an unlikely fan - the Queen.

The Script alongside, Indiana, an unsigned artist, serenaded the Queen with their rendition of the David Bowie classic, Heroes.

Danny O’Donoghue, the lead singer of the band explained the premise of the BBC Live Lounge to the Queen before serenading her and a select audience. The Live Lounge attempts to foster the work of unsigned artists and discover new talent in the music industry.

“The scheme is a fantastic thing to do. We’re obviously an established act, and it’s great to help someone who hasn’t broken through yet,” he said.

The lads from The Script, despite having sung for millions of fans across the globe, undoubtedly looked a little nervous as they met the Queen.

The Queen's tour of the recently expanded headquarters also included a visit to BBC Radio 1 where she met with presenters Nick Grimshaw, Trevor Nelson and Sarah Cox. 

She also appeared during a live news broadcast distracting the newsreaders during her visit to the newsroom.

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