29/05/2017 10:16 BST

Emeli Sande ‘Wrote A Song Inspired By Emotion’ After Manchester Bombing

'It feels like I’m watching a movie. So it’s kind of my reaction just as a human.'

Emeli Sande has penned a song inspired by the emotions she was feeling after the Manchester bombing.

Speaking at the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Hull, where she performed in front of a screen emblazoned with a heart and the word ‘Manchester’ across it, Emeli explained that she put pen to paper in the days following the attack.

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Katy Perry paid tribute to the victims of the attack on Saturday 

“I feel a little bit powerless and helpless in the situation. It’s just going to continue whether I like it or not. So it’s trying to find empowerment and trying to give other people empowerment.”

A number of the artists performing at the two-day Big Weekend event paid tribute to the Manchester attack victims, including Saturday (27 May) night’s headliner Katy Perry.

Before performing ‘Part Of Me’, she told the crowd: “I think we are extremely brave. We are all in this together, aren’t we?

“We will still dance and we will still make music. This next one goes out to Manchester.

“It is for all the people who know what it means for music to touch a community.”

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