Joe McElderry’s concert in the city was another hit for the star who’s won three reality shows. ESP was there for a chat and to watch him wow the crowd…
Since winning the X Factor back in 2009, Joe McElderry’s also gone on to win Pop Star to Opera Star and most recently The Jump, but for the audience at his concert at The Cresset (Friday March 14) there was never any dispute that this talented young man was their number one whatever he did.
ESP’s Emma Bothamley was there and told us – “The concert was excellent. Joe has an amazing voice – really strong – you can understand why he won the X Factor and Pop Star to Opera Star.”
He sang songs from all his albums, classical songs as well as pop, as well as singing some new material yet to be released and the good news is he’s working on a fifth album.
Emma reported back – “One of the highlights of the night was when Joe performed Nessum Dorma at the end of the first half of the show – he had everyone on their feet by the end giving him a well deserved standing ovation – it was such a powerful performance from someone still in their early twenties.”
Before the show Emma grabbed an exclusive word and Joe was really excited about his Peterborough gig – “The luxury of this is that because I don’t have an album to promote this time it’s more just a fun tour of singing what I really want to sing. I’m having a blast – the band are really great and we’re just having lots of fun. This is my fun part of the job, being out on the road and performing.
“There’s some brand new material in the show, songs you’ve never heard before and I’ve co-written some of them – so there’s a little taste of some new material.”
He finished the show with some well known favourites though, Don’t Stop Believing and The Climb (his X Factor winner’s single) and both songs had the audience up on their feet again singing and dancing along with him.
Joe has bags of personality and interacted really well with the audience throughout the concert. In one part of the show he asked audience members to call out the names of any songs for him to sing – his rendition of a One Direction song went down particularly well!. In the second half of the show most people were up on their feet dancing and the audience was so enthusiastic that there were two stage invasions!
It’s clear that Joe has a very loyal and devoted fanbase with many travelling from all over the UK to see him perform. Due to the variety of music that Joe sings, it wasn’t really a surprise to see that his fanbase is as equally diverse.
Read more of Emma’s exclusive chat with Joe on the night and see more pictures in the April issue of ESP Magazine out on March 26.
Photos: Emma Bothamley for ESP Magazine