Media previews/reviews and fan reviews of Il Divo's concert in Los Angeles, California (Gibson Amphitheatre) on 25 February 2006 (normally those mentioning Hayley) should be posted in this thread, together with any follow-up comments.
Post by stevemacdonald on Feb 26, 2006 9:30:45 GMT
From Il Divo's forum:
Posted by okenakab Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:19 am It WAS supposed to start at 8:15, but apparently something was running late so we started at 8:30. (Or is that how they do all the shows?) Haylee was very good, beautiful voice, though the audio people seemed to amplify it a bit too much for the small Gibson amphitheatre. She sang until 9:10, and then there was a stage change. Despite the fact that she was obviously very talented, there was sort of a disgruntled, anxious atmosphere as people were waiting for the set to switch and everything.
(I know I grumble a lot about the shortcomings of the Il Divo tour as regards Hayley, but it always gets pointed out to me that things are steadily improving and that this tour will do her a world of good. I was all ready to accept that on faith until I read this.)
Post by stevemacdonald on Feb 27, 2006 8:18:36 GMT
more from Il Divo forum:
TwinDivas Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:16 am: "Hayley Westenra is so gorgeous and has the most beautiful soprano voice. She speaks with a cute New Zealand accent!! Simply a delightful young artist who I am sure will gain popularity with each audience. She looked smashing in her silvery sparkly mini-dress with tight jeans (I think they were jeans or maybe leggings) and boots and she said how much she liked being on tour with IL DIVO. Her rendition of Amazing Grace was one of the best I've heard. Her pianist is as passionate of a piano player as IL DIVO are when they sing. He was great fun to watch. Suggestion for her lighting crew ... Hayley was in a blue light the entire first song and it wasn't until the second song that they spotlighted her with the brighter light. Glad they did, as then we who sat in the farther back rows could see her really good. Same thing they did when her band played their finale. Instead of spotlighting them, they just had a blue light on them. Would have been nice to have a brighter light on them. But everything else about her portion of the program was nice. She got a warm applause from the crowd, but I stood up, as did a few people. I thought she deserved a bigger applause than she got. But I know everyone was anxious for the guys to come out."