When Gary Barlow joined children with Irish roots around the world, everyone felt a little closer to home – and to come home to the Late Toy Show.
The song, directed by Eva Norton (pictured in red below), saw young people from all over the world sending their Christmas greetings back to their loved ones in Ireland.
Eva from Luken, Dublin, Emma Rosemond from Adelaide, Emma Rosemond from Times Square, Ballad Group from Isling, New York;
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For their special moment, the Ballad Group began filming at 6:00 a.m. in the desolate Times Square during US Presidential Election Week in Iceling Sail, New York.
Speaking ahead of the performance, Tubridi said: “I do not think there will be a dry eye on shore tonight when this performance is shown across the country,” the host said.
“Seeing these children – all very much lost and much loved by their families back in Ireland – come together to sing from all corners of the Rule the World – I think it will soften the hardest heart.
“It’s a performance that encompasses that year, with bright prospects for the future and children everywhere going to rule the world.
“It’s really a very special and moment, and I’m not ashamed to admit that it has blocked me in my paths and I have become emotional.”