In the countdown to Scarborough, we’ve been voting to find out fans Favourite Alfie Boe Live Song and this seems an even more perfect time to be doing this now we know about the Together Tour. This is the second time we’ve run this poll and I’m sure there’ll be a third time – we’ll hopefully have some duets with Michael Ball in the running next year.
The top five last time around was:
Don’t Stop Me Now
You Are My Hearts Delight
Jacobs Ladder / Barcelona
Will they all feature in the same order this time? Over the next few weeks we’ll be revealing all, starting now with numbers 9 and 10.
In at number 10, we have a new entry, the James Bond Medley from Strictly in 2011.
Alfie also sang this on his Bring Him Home Tour that year and appears on the Alfie: Live DVD in which he quips “it’s not the same without the dancers, is it?” I think Alfie’s voice is tailor made for the traditional Bond themes although perhaps it’s sacrilege to think of anyone other than Dame Shirley Bassey singing Diamonds are Forever or Goldfinger.
Number 9 is also a new entry to the top ten but like the Bond Medley, is not a new song. Indeed, both are songs that haven’t been part of Alfie’s repertoire for a while now so it’s good to see fans have long memories. O Sole Mio / Now or Never, however, may be popular not just to the song but the memory of that wonderful summer four years ago when everyone was looking at London for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics:
O Sole Mio is a song that goes a long way back for Alfie and he has performed it many times over the years although only for a period of twelve months or so in conjunction with Now or Never. Now or Never, of course, is a version of O Sole Mio, first recorded by Elvis and went on to be his second best selling single. The song went on to feature (albeit in a completely different arrangement) on Alfie’s Storyteller album.
Numbers 7 and 8 in the countdown will be revealed next Monday!
Alfie: Live DVD and Storyteller album are available here:
Alfie Boe and Michael Ball: Together Tour information can be found here.
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