Emeli dazzles live at the Royal Albert Hall
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Sunday’s performance to a packed Royal Albert Hall was a fitting end to a remarkable year for Emeli Sandé, whose mesmerising voice was rewarded with a rapturous standing ovation at the show’s end. Following twelve-months in which her debut album went to number one in February and was the second fastest selling album of the year behind Lana Del Ray’s Born to Die, the euphoric reception could have been predicted for an obviously popular act. This performance was one away from the constant glare of the media spotlight that has followed her during her rise to fame. As she stated at the start ‘no-one is here to judge tonight, we’re here to love music’. And there was plenty of love to witness. Following her performance at the Olympic Games it was clear that Sandé was thrilled to perform in front of her own fans at such a historic venue. Emotions of elation, excitement and relief were channelled beautifully into a pitch-perfect vocal, with her obvious passion oozing from every note she sang. The acoustics in the great musical amphitheatre responded and at times, the sound Emeli produced was breathtaking. Her whole performance was a joy to behold.
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