Regarding his impending performance, which he described as “the grandiose of grandiose,” the “Say You, Say Me” singer spoke candidly in a recent interview. The forthcoming coronation of King Charles is something that Lionel Richie is excited to sing at. The “We Are The World” crooner, 73, spoke in an interview about the significance of the honor to him as he accepted the Breakthrough Awards in LA on Saturday night after being revealed as a performer for the May 7 Coronation Concert alongside Katy Perry and others.
The American Idol judge said, Lionel Richie, noted that he has had the pleasure of knowing the 74-year-old King Charles, for quite some time and is glad he is planning to step into his responsibilities as a king.
Lionel Richie On What Excites Him About The Event
When asked about what aspect of the event he was most anticipating, Lionel Richie replied that mostly, it was the lights. Adding that he didn’t care what one felt Michael Jackson did; he wanted to watch the ceremony. What one believed Madonna didn’t matter to me either. Nothing will continue to be this way. Here they have the grandest of grandeur.
About a month before the coronation ceremony of the would-be monarchs, King Charles along with Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey, Richie was named as a singer at the coronation concert. Along with Lionel and Katy Perry, 38, other performances include Take That, Andrea Bocelli, Sir Bryn, Alexis French, and Freya Ridings. In a statement accompanying the news, an announcement had been made that the performance would be celebrating another portion of the country’s past, indulging in themes of joy, respect, and love celebrating the communities as well as the Commonwealth of the Four countries.
According to this announcement, there is going to be a wide variety of mixture of music starting from classical to pop, accompanied by poetry and dance that will reflect the culture and artistic beauty of the countries under the Commonwealth.