Top Videos: Eurovision’s star host, midnight rain and the ‘Grim Reaper’ revealed

Top videos of the week (12 May 2023)

This week, Eurovision kicked off and host Hannah Waddingham has been the star.

Taylor Swift performed in the pouring rain well past midnight while in Nashville, and Beyonce kicked off her world tour with some futuristic outfits.

Coronation myths were busted this week, the man everyone thought was Meghan Markle dressed in disguise spoke out, and the grim reaper was unmasked.

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Welsh composer sets record straight

Sir Karl Jenkins turned heads at the King’s coronation after people thought he was Meghan Markle in disguise.

He then made a TikTok explaining there was “nothing sinister” about his attendance, disproving outlandish theories and explaining he attended because he had written music for the service.


Sir Karl Jenkins sets the record straight on his attendance at the coronation. #fyp #coronation #disguise #karljenkins

♬ Jenkins: Adiemus – Karl Jenkins

Grim Reaper at the coronation

There a sinister moment during the coronation: At one point during the service it appeared as though the grim reaper walked outside Westminster Abbey.

The grim reaper was actually a verger, one of the abbey community who is not part of the clergy. But the footage is still pretty eerie.

Two Ariels meet

The live-action Little Mermaid is set to come out later this month. At the premier, Halle Bailey, who is playing Ariel in the new movie, was embraced by Jodi Benson.

Benson voiced Ariel in the original Little Mermaid and said it was a “special” moment for both her and Bailey.


POV: You’re at #thelittlemermaid premiere and this happens 🥹✨ @halle @Jodi Benson #disney #premiere #littlemermaid #hallebailey #jodibenson

♬ Part of Your World – From “The Little Mermaid” – Halle

Hannah Waddingham stuns

British actress and singer Hannah Waddingham has won over Eurovision fans while hosting the contest.

People will not stop talking about this moment from the first semi-final when she blessed us with her best rock star impression, with the help of her co-host Julia Sanina.

Midnight Rain

Taylor Swift performed into the early hours of the morning one night in Nashville while on The Eras Tour.

The show was delayed due to a storm but the rain didn’t stop when she took the stage and the footage from the concert is pretty incredible. Apparently, Swift has only ever cancelled one show during her career.


I definitely cried #swifttok #swiftie #taylorswift #taylornation #tstheerastour #theerastour #nashvilletstheerastour @Taylor Nation @Taylor Swift

♬ original sound – ashleypaigenicholson

Pope meets Spiderman

A real-life superhero met Pope Francis this week. Mattia Villardita reportedly dresses in costume and visits children’s hospitals in Italy.

He greeted the Pope dressed as Spiderman and the two shook hands and had a brief discussion in Vatican City.

Beyonce begins world tour

The Renaissance World Tour has kicked off in Europe. Beyonce is playing some of her biggest hits to start the show and the sets look immaculate.

Some of her outfits have been simply show-stopping – proof she really is ahead of the curve. One of her looks was made out of UV-reactive material and changed before the crowd’s eyes.

Cat’s ladder trick

A cat’s ability to get down a ladder has left people dumbfounded. A video of the cat essentially defying gravity was shared to TikTok.

Its owner learned the cat was getting down the ladder from their loft essentially by sliding down it.

Big day for Buddy Holly

This year’s Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show went to a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen named Buddy Holly.

The very good boy won over the judges with his “confidence and calm demeanour”, CNN reported.

Bear gives off Monday vibes

A Tien Shan bear named Chada, a resident at the White Rock Bear Shelter in Ukraine, emerged from a sleep in the most relatable way possible.

Looking a little groggy for the camera, Chada won people over on TikTok when the shelter shared the sweet video of him.


Це я починаю робочий тиждень. Доброго ранку. Ми всі трохи Чада з понеділка This is me starting the work week. Good morning. We’re all like Chada on Monday #mondaymotivation #понеділок #кудипітикиїв

♬ оригинальный звук – Whiterockbearsanctuary

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