Media previews/reviews and fan reviews of Il Divo's concert in New York NY on 11 February 2006 (those mentioning Hayley!), should be posted in this thread, together with any follow-up comments.
Please stay on topic to this concert; off topic matters can be discussed in a more suitable thread or board. If something in here prompted it, you can either quote an extract from it in the new post, or easily add a clickable link back to here, where it started.
Posts that start or drift seriously off topic may be edited or moved by the forum staff. Let's try to make it easy for people to follow what's happening on this important tour for Hayley!
Radio City Music Hall's special weather statement regarding the blizzard in New York City:
Radio City Music Hall rarely cancels or postpones events due to inclement weather. All events are planned to take place as scheduled this weekend. Please be advised that tickets for all events are sold on a non-refundable, non-exchangeable basis. Should a decision be made to cancel or postpone an event, this information will be posted immediately on our website as well as on our main information telephone line at 212-247-4777. Please continue to check back or call for the latest, up-to-the-minute information.
Post by stevemacdonald on Feb 12, 2006 6:04:30 GMT
So Radio City Music Hall never cancels on account of bad weather ... I have news for you: that place is big enough to have its own weather! The old joke about "Have you ever seen the Grand Canyon?" "No, but I've been to Radio City!" isn't that farfetched if you know what I mean. Hayley's first impression must've been: "Holy mackeral, you could fit half of New Zealand in here!"
The Il Divo forum now has three mentions of Hayley at Radio City in New York on Saturday 11th February. Here are the first two; the third one (only posted today) deserves and will get a separate post all of its own watch this space Remember, I'm trying to post all significant "Hayley" reports, uncensored!
"la Gloria:Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:09 pm
Hayley has a very nice voice and seems very sweet but (i'm sorry to any fans) not very much stage presence. I did love the song she did after amazing grace (anyone know what it was called?) but since I'm a fan of Joni Mitchell I really noticed how botched up Hayley's version of "both sides now" is (not hayley's fault tho..more like the composer/ remixer).
Lilac:Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:10 pm
. At 8 o'clock, the show started with Hayley who performed for approximately 40 minutes, seeing her for the 3rd time really gave a chance to appreciate her talents..."
Now, over on the Il Divo forum, OktoberSky has been posting some sensational photos she took of Il Divo in New York, both on Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th performances. I was very disappointed when she said during her "Feb 10th" review (not yet posted) that she didn't take any photos of Hayley - to conserve camera memory space. But she *did* take and post a photo of Hayley singing on the 11th - it's very big and of high quality, a resized copy of it is below. Thank you THANK YOU Cathy! (OktoberSky)
OktoberSky:Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:18 pm said:
"Hayley Westenra looks and sings like an angel..here's Hayley..."
OktoberSky:Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:51 pm at Il Divo Dave wrote: I hope you don't mind (tell me if you do), but I'm going to repost your Hayley photo on the HWI Hayley forum, everyone there will love it! (any more? )
Hi Dave!!! Yes, please put the pic on the website for Hayley!!! And to be absolutely honest, I am SO sorry I did not go snap-happy with the camera on her Saturday night. Wish I had video of her as well. She was so gorgeous and her voice was/is to die for!!! I have already bought her CD Odyssey!!!!! LOVE that song she did in the native New Zealand language.....just breath-taking!!! Please, please anyone reading this....Hayley was very, very good.....so please take time to enjoy her before the guys come out for their show. She is an angel! She is very fortunate to be with Il Divo on tour, but I'm sure they have quite an appreciation for her as well. xoxoxox, Cathy