Las Vegas is also a city where there is so much talent that one could go to a different show or event almost every night and never repeat. Top entertainers perform for years in the city and others come for only a few weeks, Then there are the stars that come in for only one night and bring a unique and fabulous show to the city. Last Saturday, “David Foster and Friends” was one of those special one-night experiences.
David Foster brought together one of the most unique and talented group of entertainers one could find anywhere. The talent spanned many different, unique styles and each was one of the best in their field.
David is like the “energizer bunny”. He is full of more energy than most people. Once the program started, he was involved with each act and was constantly adding his own wit and information to the show. The show lasted 3 hours and David was “on’ the entire time.
The audience was introduced to the talent of two dancers from the United Kingdom who showed a remarkable talent that combined dance skills and comedy.
Brian McKnight is a wonderful talent, but including his two boys in one of his songs made for a great family experience.
It was fun to see Paul Anka and Donny Osmond sing “Puppy Love” together and, of course, the visit by Cher made the audience break into applause.
The young Filipino singer, Charice, is like a firecracker. She obviously loves to perform and seemed at ease during her set towards the end of the concert. The audience was filled with Charice fans of all ages. The Filipino community is proud and supportive of this new, young star.
For me, the highlight of the evening was seeing and hearing Clay Aiken back on the stage, doing what he does best……singing. Performing a Peter Cetera Medley, Clay sounded wonderful and looked comfortable and handsome. The audience gave Clay a great deal of support and a standing ovation.
An interesting side event of this performance was documented on Amazon on Sunday. Clay’s rankings of sales of his album, “On My Way Here,” rose from 22,155 to 2,523 in 24 hours. That’s pretty good for an album that is a year old.
Overall, “David Foster and Friends” was an amazing concert. If you have the chance, don’t hesitate to attend if it ever comes close to you.