West End Highlights - April 19, 2008 (Kronhuset, Gothenburg)
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Niklas Andersson - song
Anki Albertsson - song
Jon Terje Svendsen - orchestra leader
+ Göteborg Wind Orchestra
Songs: ( I may have missed some)
Willkommen (Cabaret)- Niklas
Something's Coming (West Side Story) - Niklas
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz) - Anki
Don't Rain on My Parade (Funny Girl) - Anki
Memory (Cats) - Niklas
Bring Him Home (Les Misérables) - Niklas
Don't Cry for Me Argentina (Evita) - Anki
Stayin' Alive / Disco Inferno (Saturday Night Fever) - Niklas (+Anki)
All that Jazz (Chicago) - Anki (+Niklas)
Vinnaren Tar Allt (=The Winner Takes it All) (Mamma Mia!) - Anki
You're the One that I Want (Grease) - Niklas & Anki
Gethsemane (Jesus Christ Superstar) - Niklas
Nära dig nu (=On the Street Where You Live) (My Fair Lady) - Niklas
Not While I'm Around (Sweeney Todd) - Anki
The Lady is a Tramp (Babes in Arms) - Niklas & Anki
Come What May (Moulin Rouge) - Niklas & Anki
On April 19, 2008, I got to see the concert West End Highlights with Niklas Andersson & Anki Albertsson in Kronhuset in Gothenburg (Sweden). The actual building looked like an old church and was really cool. (Niklas said it's the oldest building in Gothenburg). The concert (of course) was amazing!
Niklas Andersson I've seen live several times before - twice in concert, and also in the musicals Cats and My Fair Lady. He's a very talented singer and performer and it's always great to see him. He really gives 100% on stage and seems to really enjoy himself - which makes it extra fun to watch. His voice is simply amazing - in my opinion the most talented singer in Sweden - and one of the very best in the world. So it was of course great to get to see him again. Anki Albertsson I've only seen on TV before, but she was also really great!
The concert was of course all about musicals from the West End. Niklas and Anki had picked out some of their favourite songs the musicals, and we got to hear some really wonderful songs! The concert was quite long, so they had plenty of time for both duets and solo numbers. However we of course never wanted the concert to end!
One of the funniest memories will for sure be from the Saturday Night Fever songs - where Niklas got the entire audience to start dancing! Lots of great other songs too. I was really thrilled Niklas sang "Memory" from Cats, as I've heard him sing it live once before, and I absolutely love his version of the song! We also got to hear him sing "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables, which was a real treat! This is a great song, but for me so far only one person have been able to sing it "right" - Michael Maguire. So I was really curious to hear Niklas sing it. And yes - he did it perfectly!
It was also great to hear him sing "Willkommen" from Cabaret! Great and funny! He also did a really powerful version of "Gethsemane" from Jesus Christ Superstar", and after seeing him in My Fair Lady earlier this year, it was of course a treat to get to hear him sing "Nära Dig Nu" (On the Street Where You Live") again.
I really liked Anki Albertsson's version of "Not While I'm Around" from Sweeney Todd. Also "Don't Rain on My Parade" was great, and really suited her.
But to be honest I really enjoyed every single song of this concert! I don't think I've ever had so much fun at a concert, and at the same time there were songs that nearly made me cry. So it was quite an experience.