The Script: performing for the Queen was surreal

07/06/13

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The Script described performing for the Queen as a "surreal" experience.

They sang in Radio 1's Live Lounge as part of the Queen's official opening ceremony of the BBC's New Broadcasting House in London.

"We were literally five feet from her, singing to her. It was a real big pleasure for us," said vocalist Danny O'Donoghue.

The Queen took a tour of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, meeting DJs including Nick Grimshaw, Sara Cox and Trevor Nelson.

"I genuinely feel I left my body. I left my body and watched us play because it was so surreal," added Mark Sheehan.

The Script performed the David Bowie track Heroes. They wanted to go for a "euphoric" feeling for their performance.

"We just thought it was an appropriate song. Plus we got to sing 'I will be king and you will be queen,' to the Queen. Amazing."

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They were joined in their performance by BBC Introducing artist Indiana.

The singer spoke with the Queen about her upcoming performance at Glastonbury.

"She said, 'Is that where it gets ever so muddy?' I might see her there next time."

I genuinely feel I left my body. I left my body and watched us play because it was so surreal
Mark Sheehan
The Script

Indiana described the performance as the "peak" of her career so far.

"I've not even charted yet. I've just bypassed everything else and sung for the Queen."

As part of the Royal event, the Queen also visited other parts of the BBC, including Radio 4 and the newsroom.

After meeting her, Radio 1's breakfast host Nick Grimshaw tweeted: "The Queen just came in to work. I asked her "y'alright?" She smiled and moved on #bestfriends!"

After The Script's performance, Danny O'Donoghue went to the studios of The Voice, in preparation for the live show.

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