It was a wonderful evening, I enjoyed seeing Andrea so much
When we arrived at the Hall, there was a red carpet at the
entrance, and a few camera men. I rushed over, thinking
Andrea might be arriving, but alas no, it was Russell
Watson, so I made my way to our seats.
Had really good seats, thanks to Bo.de. Front row stalls.
Andrea appeared after 2/3 performer's and was received very
well, great applause !!!
He was wearing a tux, white shirt and bow-tie. He looked
very handsome !!!!
He was brought on by Carlo, he sang "Melodramma" then he was
led off. I thought this strange, as the other artist's sang
2 numbers. I knew he would return though, for his award.
When they announced, the last award, for Outstanding
Contribution to Music, they spoke of Andrea's wonderful cd
sales, and how long he was in the charts1.2,3 in the US.
Then he came on, and he received a standing ovation
!!!!!!!!! we went wild !!!! cheering, clapping !!!
He said, thank you and he had many things to say, but his
English was very poor, so he would just sing !!
And sing he did "E Mi Manchi Tu" which he sang beautifully
Again, we cheered and clapped, and he seemed to stand on
stage for ages, bowing and smiling !!!! He was eventually
led off, but not before he turned, smiled that wonderful
smile (sigh!) and waved !!!!!!
I rushed round to the artist's door to see if I could see
Andrea leaving. I waited and waited, but there was no sign
of him. So I asked a doorman, and he said, he'd already left
Oh well, I tried !!!!!
Received a nice free programe, and cd, with various artist's
who appeared that evening. Andrea's "Melodramma" was one
I'm still on cloud 9, he was sensational !!!!!!!!