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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 March 2019

'The Greatest Showman' singer Loren Allred joins mega concert line-up in Dubai

The 'Never Enough' star has been added to the Global Teacher Prize Concert bill, alongside Little Mix, Liam Payne and Rita Ora

Loren Allred will perform at The Assembly: A Global Teacher Prize Concert later this month. Getty Images
Loren Allred will perform at The Assembly: A Global Teacher Prize Concert later this month. Getty Images

She voiced one of the most powerful ballads in smash-hit musical The Greatest Showman, and now UAE fans will have the chance to see Loren Allred sing Never Enough in the flesh.

The star performed the vocals for the track in the 2017 film, though the character of Jenny Lind was brought to life on screen by actress Rebecca Ferguson.

Allred will treat ticket-holders to a rendition of the crowd-pleaser at The Assembly: A Global Teacher Prize Concert, which will be held in the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Saturday, March 23.

While the 29-year-old American, who competed on season three of musical reality TV show The Voice, only sang one track in The Greatest Showman, she may perform other songs from the film, which starred Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams.

The musical, which was inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum and his creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, also spawned hits such as This is Me, From Now On and Rewrite the Stars.

Who else will be at the Dubai concert?

Allred joins an already star-packed bill for the concert, with Little Mix, Liam Payne and Rita Ora all set to jet into the UAE for the occasion.

The Assembly show celebrates the work performed by teachers, with the Varkey Foundation hosting the concert as a "thank you" to educators around the world.

It falls on the same night as the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, with the 10 finalists announced last month by X-Men star Jackman, who hailed teachers as the “real superheroes”.

Teachers from all over the world made the final 10, including Andrew Moffat, a personal, social and health education teacher from Birmingham in the United Kingdom, Daisy Mertens, a teacher at a community-based school in the Netherlands, and Swaroop Rawal, a life skills teacher in India.

Other finalists are Débora Garofalo from Brazil, Hidekazu Shoto from Japan, Martin Salvetti from Argentina, Melissa Salguero from the United States, Peter Tabichi from Kenya, Vladimer Apkhazava from Georgia, and Yasodai Selvakumaran from Australia.

Tickets for the Global Teacher Prize Concert start at Dh350 and are available via 800tickets.com

Updated: March 13, 2019 10:55 AM

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