During the first of his two concerts at the Star Performing Arts Centre in Singapore on Tuesday, Elton, dressed in a bejewelled trench coat and his signature tinted sunglasses, belted out hit after hit from his impressive repertoire, including staples such as Bennie And The Jets, Candle In The Wind, Tiny Dancer, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word.
According to Todayonline.com, it was quite clear that Elton, who said he was suffering from a “stinking cold,” could do no wrong. His audience gave him a mini standing ovation after every song, and cheered whenever he did anything out of the ordinary — even when he rubbed his nose with what looked like a black handkerchief. Towards the end of the two-and-a-half-hour concert, a sizeable crowd jumped to their feet to sing and dance along to fast-paced hits such as The Bitch Is Back, Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock ‘n’ Roll) and Crocodile Rock, and getting excited when the pop maestro leapt onto his piano to egg them on.
Yet, more impressive and enchanting than any of Elton’s stage effects or showmanship, was his mastery on the piano. His performance of The One was considered one of the more moving moments of the evening.
The star seemed genuinely appreciative of his audience, putting in body and soul into each and every song, signing autographs and dedicating his classic hit Your Song to his admirers in Singapore.