Review: Peter Andre, Royal Concert Hall, by Joanna Hunt
IT'S no wonder he's known as the hardest working man in pop; Peter Andre's live performance was brilliantly exhausting at the Royal Concert Hall.
Supported by X-Factor finalists The Risk and solo artist Sam Gray, the show began with explosive dance routines and a heavy bass line, giving the singer a chance to show off his many talents, including some unexpected magic tricks.
Andre really found his voice as he delivered Perfect Night beautifully, before jumping into a 007 dance routine and getting everyone on their feet as he and his all-male dance group wowed the crowd.The song ended with a huge gun-shot which both excited and terrified the audience.
Every woman in the room felt a sting of jealousy when one lucky girl was picked out to go on stage to be serenaded by Peter with a cover of How Deep Is Your Love.
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With songs from his new album, Angels and Demons, along with a few past hits, the show demonstrated Andre's ability to entertain a packed theatre, even if the vocals were a little off on occasion.
Of course there were some cheesy moments – what would a Peter Andre gig be without them? But he proved he could sing with a gentle, stripped back version of Fly Away.
After the many outfit changes, he ran on stage to perform a cover of Bob Marley's One Love, which had the crowd swaying, leading nicely into his most famous song, Mysterious Girl. Each section of the crowd was given a dance move to do during the No. 1 hit, creating a fantastic atmosphere.
The dad-of-two then did a surprising but heart-felt cover of John Lennon's Imagine, a brave song choice which definitely paid off.
After asking the audience "Are you ready to rock?" Andre stormed out on stage in a leather jacket and belted out a cover of Bon Jovi's You Give Love a Bad Name, getting the fans to punch their fists in the air and scream.
He may not have the strongest vocals in pop but Peter Andre can certainly put on an entertaining and lively show with plenty of character.