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Beyoncé fans rave about her performance of Halo at Global Citizen Festival

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Beyoncé fans rave about her performance of Halo at Global Citizen Festival

The RnB pop sensation was accompanied by a local choir while she performed a unique rendition of the song Halo during her set at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.

South Africans took to twitter to praise Beyoncé for her rendition of one her most popular ballads at the Global Citizen Festival on Sunday, 2 December 2018.

The singer belted out a unique version of the hit song Halo from her widely successful 2009 album, I Am: Sasha Fierce. The American superstar’s performance was accompanied by a local choir. A video of the performance shared on Twitter shows fans crying and reacting in awe of the emotional performance.

The singer is known for giving fans performances of some of her classics during her set at concerts and festivals. One fan said his love for the song was renewed. “I thought I was done [with] ‘Halo’ but this arrangement says nope,” said one Twitter user.

Another fan enjoyed the contribution of the choir to the performance. “Beyoncé! That halo version will be my best of all time. Perfect duet is just sensational at #Mandela100 #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA,” said another user.

During the same set, the singer was joined by British pop star, Ed Sheeran. They sang the original version of the song Perfect which features Beyoncé.

Earlier during the set, Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z performed as an ensemble. The duo performed music from their joint album Everything Is Love, released earlier this year. Amongst all the new music, fans were also treated to classics collaborations like 03 Bonnie and Clyde and Crazy in Love.

Beyoncé and her husband were headlining the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela which was witnessed by 80 000 fans at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. The event focused on a campaign to end extreme poverty as well as achieving other development goals.

Xiletelo Mabasa
x.mabasa@politicalanalysis.co.za

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