Michael Bublé concert review

Charming singer Michael Bublé is not just a brilliant vocalist, he’s a born entertainer

If you ever find yourself being “dragged” to a Michael Bublé concert as he humorously put it - and considering he’s a global superstar, the opportunity probably will present itself at some point – fear not.

Whether you’re a fan of the Canadian musician whose first tour of five in total kicked off 11 years ago, you’re sure to be entertained.

Take Anonymous Glenn for example, a Drake fan who somehow ended up front row at the Dubai Cricket Stadium event for the first of his double whammy of shows at the weekend.

Michael and @AnonymousGlenn, practically started off as enemies before his charm and down-to-earth persona led to him to inviting a random guy he’d been speaking to on Instagram along to the event with his friends.

After egging him on for a wild chase around Dubai, Anonymous Glenn was soon temporarily ditching plans to find his rapper idol in order to dance along to tracks like Haven’t Met You Yet, Feelin’ Good and even the sway-inducing Home.

Bublé certainly does know how to get an audience going, spilling out cheeky jokes aimed at the crowd as well as poking fun at himself.

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At one point he wouldn’t let go of a fan’s impromptu request for him to perform tune Quando Quando Quando – which is a duet between himself and Nelly Furtado – that he obliged and went on to belt out the full thing alone. Nodding along to the silence of Nelly’s absent vocals with a very straight facial expression.

Of course his often comedic ways won over the types who were simply there to accompany ticket buyers, and the gig – which he referred to as a “party” because concerts are “boring” – gained him moments of big applause at points.

Nineties babies got their fix of the Backstreet Boys as he launched into a verse and chorus of Backstreet’s Back, a track he claimed meant so much to him as it was his grandparents’ first wedding dance. He also cracked a few jokes about the current state of the industry by sarcastically attributing some of the songs to fellow Canadian songwriter Justin Bieber.

Hmmm, can’t see Bieber – who played in Dubai last May – turning the tables on Bublé somehow.

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