REVIEW: Michael Bublé World Tour, The O2

The singer returns to London to perform a mixture of classic and fan favourites for a lively and entertaining show.

Part of Michael Bublé’s appeal as both a singer and a performer is the way in which he interacts wonderfully with the audience and ensures that his orchestra get equal time to impress, ensuring that despite the size of the arena the show feels completely intimate.

In this latest world tour, there is a great mixture of music from the smooth rendition of ‘Feeling Good’ to a spine tingling rendition of ‘Cry Me a River’, Michael Bublé and his orchestra provide a lively and sophisticated evening that is immensely enjoyable from start to finish.

Intertwined with the music, the singer charmingly engages the audience with witty anecdotes, as well as emphasising how grateful he is for everyone being there. He is a natural born performer who knows exactly what the audience wants and expects from him and consistently delivers it throughout the two hours of classy entertainment.

While he is particularly known for being the king of Christmas, the set list predominantly focuses on his best known songs such as ‘Home’ and ‘Everything’ which are beautifully performed by the orchestra as well as the singer himself. Yet the show also takes on a more personal note with performances of ‘Forever Now’ dedicated to his children and ‘Love You Anymore’ that adds a touch of intimacy to proceedings.

Meanwhile, the orchestra themselves deserve a special mention for providing plenty of energy and enthusiasm throughout their own performances – adding to the party vibe particularly during numbers ‘You Can Never Tell’ and ‘Just a Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody’ for example.

Oozing with humour and charm, there is no denying that Michael Bublé looked at home on The O2 stage and enjoyed every moment of being there. A wonderfully warm and enjoyable way to spend an evening.

By Emma Clarendon

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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