Sam Smith’s surprise wedding performance moves fans to tears
The singer-songwriter is known for his emotional songs and it all got too much for viewers.
Sam Smith moved viewers to tears during the broadcast of his TV special Sam Smith at the BBC.
The singer-songwriter was interviewed by Fearne Cotton for the programme and also took to the stage to perform his biggest hits, including Stay With Me, Too Good at Goodbyes and Writing’s on the Wall.
One of the most emotional moments of the broadcast was Smith’s unexpected appearance at the wedding of Lisa and Bec.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) November 9, 2017
Smith, 25, surprised the newly-weds at their reception and performed a moving rendition of his ballad Latch, and later told Cotton it was the first LGBT wedding he had attended.
It proved to be too much for some fans, with one writing on Twitter: “Highlight of my night was definitely crying watching a wedding of 2 people I don’t know.”
highlight of my night was definitely crying watching a wedding of 2 people i dont know x #SamSmithAtTheBBC
— lizzie (@chaosouls) November 9, 2017
Another said: “The wedding was so cute I’m actually crying.”
— louisisthesun☀️ (@backtoyoulou_) November 9, 2017
“Sat here crying at Sam Smith surprising a couple at their wedding. I’m such a soppy cow at times,” one said.
Sat here crying at sam smith surprising a couple at their wedding fs😩😭😭 I’m such a soppy cow at times 😭😭
— ShannonRose'✨ (@ShannonRose__x) November 9, 2017
For other viewers, the combination of Smith’s emotional songs and his voice prompted weepiness.
“@samsmithworld I think I just spent the whole of “Sam Smith at the BBC” singing my heart out and almost crying at every song!” one fan wrote.
@samsmithworld I think I just spent the whole of "Sam Smith at the BBC" singing my heart out and almost crying at every song! Love the new music! ♡👑
— Titch (@elegian02) November 9, 2017
One said: “Sat with me dad listening to Sam Smith singing Stay With Me and crying. Can my eyes behave themselves now please?!
Sat with me dad listening to Sam Smith singing Stay With Me and crying. Can my eyes behave themselves now please?! 😭
— Little Legs (@LawrenBarker) November 9, 2017
One viewer said they were “crying like a baby” throughout the episode while another said they needed to “get a grip”.
|| Legit watching Sam Smith at the BBC and crying like a baby
— Brandon. (@Xzoltarxspeaksx) November 9, 2017
They added: “His voice, the words. It’s just making me cry.”
— CeriAngharad Wareing (@CeriAWareing) November 9, 2017
“@samsmithworld we’ve all just sat watching you #SamSmithAtTheBBC and not a dry eye in the house!” one fan said.
“Truly amazing talent… #inspirational.”
— You Me And Bee (@YouMeAndBee) November 9, 2017
Smith, who is known for his emotional songs that are often based on heartbreak, told Cotton he is “really happy for once”.
He added: “I’ve always been happy, I just know how to focus my sadness.”
Smith’s second album The Thrill of it All was released last week.