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Anne-Marie on feeling 'helpless' amid the Ukraine crisis

29 March 2022, 20:06 | Updated: 29 March 2022, 22:22

Alice Dear

By Alice Dear

Anne-Marie is one of the many performers taking part in the Concert for Ukraine this evening.

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Anne-Marie, 30, told Dev Griffin and Sian Welby this evening how she has felt 'helpless' during the Ukraine crisis.

The 2002, Ciao Adios and Birthday hitmaker chatted to the presenters backstage at Concert for Ukraine, where she will be performing her song Beautiful.

Talking about taking part in the live event, which is raising money for the humanitarian appeal in Ukraine, Anne-Marie said she "jumped" at the chance.

Anne-Marie will perform this evening as part of the Concert for Ukraine
Anne-Marie will perform this evening as part of the Concert for Ukraine. Picture: Getty

She explained: "We all want to help, we all want to help as much as possible and sometimes you feel helpless."

She added: "And then when this happened, I was like, 'Well, I can sing!'. So hopefully me being here helps in someway raise a lot of money."

Anne-Marie will perform alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabelo, Snow Patrol, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Paloma Faith for the Concert for Ukraine, among many others.

  • Dev Griffin and Sian Welby will be live backstage bringing you the music, atmosphere and speaking to all of the performers, as we come together to raise much needed funds for the humanitarian appeal in Ukraine. Listen from 7pm on Global Player.
Anne-Marie caught up with Dev and Sian backstage at the Concert for Ukraine
Anne-Marie caught up with Dev and Sian backstage at the Concert for Ukraine. Picture: Global

You can find the full line-up here:

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Camila Cabello
  • Emeli Sandé
  • Anne-Marie
  • Paloma Faith
  • Gregory Porter
  • Snow Patrol
  • Nile Rodgers & Chic
  • Becky Hill
  • The Kingdom Choir
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Tom Odell

How do I donate for Concert for Ukraine and where will my money go?

100 per cent of your donation will go directly to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian appeal. There are a number of ways you can donate, details of which can be found below:

Donate online:

SMS:

  • Text TEN to 70150 to donate £10
  • Text TWENTY to 70150 to donate £20
  • Texts cost your donation + 1 std rate msg. 100% of your donation goes to the DEC. 16+. Please ask the bill payer’s permission. See Ts&Cs and Privacy Policy at dec.org.uk

Phone:

  • 0370 60 60 900

Donate over the counter:

  • At any high street bank or post office or send a cheque by post to Post: DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, PO Box 999, London EC3A 3AA.