I'm pleased you enjoyed Hayley's performance at Wembley, because I thought she was brilliant there too. I don't know if we saw the same concert because there were two, but I was there on 12th April. Appearing with Il Divo has certainly helped to raise Hayley's profile all over the world, but I expect she's looking forward to singing in her own concerts again now.
Thank you for joining in our discussions, and I hope you will continue to post regularly. I also hope to meet you at one of Hayley's own concerts soon.
I've found two more comments about Hayley on the 'Music Club' board of Il Divo's forum.
Mai from Sweden wrote:-
yeah, Alessandro I really enjoyed you post. Glad for you, that your dream comed true. And I think Hayley was realy good to, very beautiful vocie.
Petite_88 (location unknown) wrote:-
hello everyone...... although hayley's album is not released here in our country I've asked my aunt to buy her cds and dvd for me............ I really love her exquisite voice..... My favorites are both sides now and dark waltz.........
There is a big discussion on Il Divo's forum about their next album. There are many posts suggesting a duet with Hayley, and here is a particularly appropriate example.
Christine (Tilly Flop) wrote:-
Duet I think 2 duets are enough but if there has to be one I think it would be lovely to have Hayley Westenra. It would be the icing on the cake after the tour & as she did Vivo Per Lei with Andrea Bocelli she would be my first choice.
I am new to this forum and would just like to add my thoughts on Hayley and her performance on the Il Divo concert. I am a New Zealander (MaorI) living in Stavanger, Norway. I attended the concert in Oslo. I have to say, it gave me immense pleasure to tell my four travelling companions that Hayley was a NZ'er. Unfortunately, until that concert, I had never heard her sing. She absolutely blew me away. At the tender age of 18 to have such a beautiful voice, one that is so crystal clear is mind boggling. It is obvious her angelic voice comes from her Irish/Welsh roots. I thoroughly enjoyed her performance.
Can you imagine how stupid I felt when Hayley sang Pokarekare Ana and I burst into tears. My friends were stunned but it was so beautiful. To hear a song sung in ones own language knowing that one is so far (and I mean far) from home and missing family was just heart wrenching. But I thank Hayley for such a beautiful rendition. I can only say that she brought home much closer. I got back to my hotel and called home to have a bit of a cry and to rave about this beautiful young girl who I had just heard. Hayley, congratulations and I know I don't have to wish you the best for your future career. You've got it sewn up. I can only wish you continued good health in your pursuits.
I and my friends for one were in our seats waiting in anticipation for Hayley to come on. I must say that I totally agree with my fellow ID forum members about the total lack of respect and class people displayed while Hayley was performing. In Norway it really suprised me because I have been to many performances of my three children who play with their school band and junior orchestra and the doors are locked if the performance is about to begin. Anyway, my heartfelt apologies for this total lack of courtesy.
I am going to two ID concerts at Blickling Hall and Kedleston July 22nd and 23rd and to now have it confirmed that Hayley is also on the show is a definite bonus. I look forward to seeing and hearing her again. :cake: Tickets courtesy of my lovely husband and my kids are buying me a CD for my birthday June 7th. Guess which one it will be. I am also going to see Bryan Adams and Westlife. I looked at the dates for Hayleys concerts especially the Welsh one. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend but I will keep an eye out for future dates with Hayley.
An once again Hayley, thank you so much for bringing home closer to me. I am so looking forward to hearing you again in the UK.
Oh my goodness, how did I miss Ani? Great to see you in here, Tammy, I'd better get round to joining your forum when I get a minute! And as you can see, you are not the only lady in the thread (thanks Caite for prompting me with your post about Ani - and checkout the subtle change I've just made to the thread title! ).
There is another great post on Il Divo's forum this morning.
I just loved Hayley when I saw her for the first time at the Paris concert. Mom and I were totally moved by her voice, her angel beauty. I am definitely going to buy her CDs. Usually, when you go to a concert and that there is someone opening the show before the artists ya want to see, there is one thing you want: that that first part ends quickly. It happened to me to all the concerts I went to, until....the Il Divo concert in Paris. When Hayley was done, I said to myself...'already?' of course, I was really happy to see the guys for the 1st time. I hope she will be part of the Derby concert late july! She is just amazing!
The event to which Cissou refers is at Kedleston Hall (Derbyshire) on 23rd July. I am not a member of the Il Divo forum so it might be nice if someone who is could relay the fact that Hayley is scheduled to appear there.... At Kedleston, not on the Il Divo Forum!
Here is another great post from the 'Music Club' board on Il Divo's forum.
I love to listen to Hayley's music, she is amazing and she is so friendly, I told her I was a big fan of her and New Zealand and she said if I was ever in New Zealand, I said that I want to, in the future, she remembered my action at the Il Divo concert earlier, when I said 'YAY' so loud, the whole Ahoy could hear it. It was the opening of Pokarekare Ana, my favorite song. She signed my tourbook, was on a picture with her (3, in fact). And I'm going to see her again I have 1 song on 1 popera cd (voices of romance) I have 1 cd-single, The Water Is Wide, mom gave me But not yet full cd's, she is not so famous here Oh yeah, I have 3 songs of her on my mp3 player.