A full house of clapping, cheering, dancing fans what more could a singer ask for. That’s exactly what greeted Michael as he came on stage last night. The audience did sit back down after the song ended but the cheering and clapping continued all night and we spent the final 20 minutes or so back on our feet.
He sang a lot of songs from his latest album “If Everyone Was Listening” and everyone was definitely listening! Michael is one of those people who can sing absolutely everything. From Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ to ‘All I Ask Of You’ from Phantom. In fact he gave over a large section of the concert to Musical Theatre. He let two of his backing singers perform ‘A Whole New World’ which was very good but didn’t quite meet the high bar set by Il Divo and Lea Salonga..
He duetted with his other backing singing on ‘Falling Slowly’ which was beautiful.
The highpoint for me though was ‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables’ I have always wanted to hear him sing that live and it was outstanding. I don’t think I breathed throughout the whole song, my goosebumps had goosebumps. He followed this with ‘Tell Me It’s Not True’ from Blood Brothers.. my other favourite song from my other favourite musical. Again you could’ve heard a pin drop and more goosebumps.
He did his Eurovison hit ‘One Step Out of Time’ and finished with ‘Love Changes Everything’
The Symphony Hall is my favourite concert venue, despite the fact that it’s in the city centre and our useless public transport means you have to drive in. Thankfully my Dad and my Mum’s friend’s husband were able to provide taxi services.
If you are going to see him on this tour you are in for a treat.
Had a tweet from the Symphony Hall 😀