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I don't even like Enrique Iglesias, but this was nice

June 8th, 2007 (12:23 pm)
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Last week Enrique Iglesias was playing G-A-Y, a nightclub in London. As you can gather from the name, it's a gay club, but since when has that stopped straights from coming in for the music? Anyway, Iglesias has a romantic little shtick in his show: when he sings his song "Hero," he brings a woman from the audience onstage and sings the song to her. But hey, it's a gay club, and it pays to be nice, so he asked the audience what he should do. Should he sing to a woman? Or to a guy?

Three guesses how they voted.

So Enrique Iglesias found a good-looking fellow in the audience, and brought him up onstage. And then he proceeded to serenade the hell out of him.

Yes, of course there's video.

I'm not an Iglesias fan, but this is a sweet gesture and a very well-done performance: he really connects with the audience, and plays with the distance between himself and the fan to good effect. There's a moment where Iglesias steps back for the musical bridge and to get a sip of water, and the fan is in the spotlight, and Iglesias is gesturing for him to wave to the crowd, get some applause himself, or something, but the guy is just too stunned to do it because holy crap, Enrique Iglesias is singing "Hero" *to him.* You can really feel the love pouring off the audience during the performance, and I think Iglesias earned it.

Comments

Posted by: Vvalkyri (vvalkyri)
Posted at: June 8th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)

Oh that was wonderful.

Posted by: Betty (brown_betty)
Posted at: June 8th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)

There's something about how overwhelmed that kid is that's just adorable. Very classy of Iglesias.

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: June 9th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC)

....

I just did a fangirl squee for someone I'm not even a fan of. Wow.

Posted by: cmar_wingnut (cmar_wingnut)
Posted at: June 9th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)

Very, very classy. Now I'll have to become a fan.

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