Victim of Manchester terrorism stirs up Britain's Got Talent 2018

A year after the terrorist attack in Manchester, Hollie Booth and 10 friends returned to Britain's Got Talent 2018.

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Hollie, who survived the terrorist attack in Manchester in 2017 and the members of “Rise” dance group performed on Britian's Got Talent.

The bombing of terrorists occurred during singer Ariana Grande's performance on May 22, 1974 in Manchester, England, causing much pain and loss. A total of 22 people were killed, hundreds injured.

One of the most seriously victims injured was Hollie Booth. The 13-year-old girl, after the terrorist attack, was unable to walk, her aunt died permanently and her mother was seriously injured in the jaw.

Booth quickly recovered and even joined her group of dancers to sign up for Britain's Got Talent 2018. This special performance was made public in the first episode of the popular British television show and Make the audiences very moved.

After nearly one year of the incident, Booth and her 10 friends of “Rise” (a dance group aged from 10 to 24) stepped up to Britain's Got Talent 2018 stage.

The opening song was Ariana Grande's “One Last Time”, but after 30 seconds, the sad melody was replaced by a powerful and energetic song. Booth also tried to get out of the wheelchair and danced with her enthusiasm and the admiration of everyone.

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Hollie Booth and her aunt Kelly (died) at Ariana's music show on terror night.

After the performance, judge Simon Cowell complimented the 13-year-old girl and her co-stars. He said that to get past those things that had happened, to turn the negative into positive, to stand on stage was such a wonderful thing to do. Two judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon even shed tears in front of Booth and her friends.

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Dance friends hugged Hollie after a successful performance.

On April 19, Ariana Grande released the song "No Tears Left to Cry". This is the first single released by Grande after the bomb explosion at her show in May last year. The song brings sad tone but also brings strong belief for a brighter future. With only 3 days of release, the song has reached over 31 million views online.

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Ariana Grande on her new single, “No Tears Left to Cry”.

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Ariana Grande visited her fans in the hospital in the aftermath of the bomb attack.

The terrorist bombing that occurred nearly a year ago left a strong shock for everyone in the show and the lead singer of the Ariana Grande’s show. In spite of trying to finish her international tour later, but for her, this is a hard to forget. Grande also spent a lot of time in the hospital and visited many of the fans injured after the terrorist attacks.

By: Gitta Russell

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