Gruffydd Wyn Roberts has revealed the song he hopes will see him straight through to the finals of Britain's Got Talent - and that his rowdy mates will be there to cheer him on. The Welsh rugby player said he has wanted to perform on the stage since he was a child and though he acted for a short while, he returned to his roots of singing before heading to his BGT audition. He got Amanda Holden's golden buzzer choice after head judge Simon Cowell stopped him mid-audition, forcing him to perform Nessun Dorma, made famous by Paul Potts on the show some years ago. But for the weekend, Gruffydd has a different trick up his sleeve while his loud friends shout and scream from the sidelines. He said: "They're very supportive, they're all coming down tonight to watch the performance so watching the clip back, it's quite emotional to see it." Good Morning Britain host Richard Madeley asked him to tell them their song in Welsh, which it turns out is Italian classic Nelle Tue Mani, made famous by … [Read more...] about Gruffydd Wyn Roberts reveals his performance plan for the BGT semi-finals
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"Time To Say Goodbye" has been declared as the country's favourite funeral song.The Andrea Bocelli classic was by a substantial margin the most popular choice among the Irish public.The research carried out by AA Life Insurance was a novel way to highlight the importance of having life insurance.Barry Aldworth of the AA says that people need to have a plan in place.He said: "The best piece of advice is to get some kind of cover in place early and don't avoid these discussions."They are not a pleasant topic but they are important to have."It is only through these discussions you will be able to make sure that you or your spouse are financially protected."- Digital Desk … [Read more...] about You’ll never guess the nation’s favourite funeral song…
Filled with romance and beauty, “Passione” is a lush collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, and the late Edith Piaf. The album reunites Bocelli with 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release “Amore,” which sold more than 4.2 million copies. “Passione” is in essence the second volume of “Amore,” with a “fil rouge” which ideally connects the albums. As with “Amore,” which featured timeless masterworks, “Passione” includes several beloved classics such as “Love Me Tender,” “Girl From Ipanema,” and “Sarà Settembre,” (better known to English-speaking audiences as Neil Diamond’s “September Morn”). Jennifer Lopez is featured on the soft and sensual track “Quizás Quizás Quizás” and Nelly Furtado joins … [Read more...] about Andrea Bocelli: A voice for all ages
Published June 12, 2015 Wow, can you believe our bar guide is five years old already? That means, in just 15 years, it will be old enough to go drinking downtown. And it’ll definitely know all the best places when it does. Over the last few weeks, we sent our team (who previously could have been described as “fresh-faced and intrepid”, but are now more “grey-faced and shaking”) to grab a beer, people-watch, and take in the atmosphere of Reykjavík’s many downtown bars, and report back accordingly. In total, we went to just shy of fifty bars. This included a fresh look at all of the places we covered last year. And while that might seem like retreading old ground, downtown Reykjavík is actually a bar merry-go-round on which places are constantly opening, closing, changing spaces, changing floors, changing names, taking back a previous name, or even reviving a long-dead one. Bars here also regularly change hands, and when they … [Read more...] about THE GRAPEVINE’S BIG-ASS BAR GUIDE 2015!
Queues outside the theatre for the festival's opening. Photo: AFP The 2018 edition of the Sanremo Music Festival kicks off on Tuesday, so if you're wondering just what all the fuss is about, here's an introduction to the musical celebration. Sanremo was the second most searched-for event in Italy on Google last year (outdone only by the football match that saw the country booted out of this year's World Cup), and it's a key date in the country's cultural calendar. In 2018, it takes place between February 6th and 10th. Whether it's entertaining, over-rated, tacky or exciting really depends on who you ask, but here are some facts about the festival that can't be disputed, so you have some trivia to impress all your Italian friends with. It was created to boost Italy's postwar economy In the late 1940s, Italy's economy was in tatters, and after the fall of Benito Mussolini's fascist regime, the country was searching for a new cultural identity too. In collaboration with … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about the Sanremo Music Festival, Italy’s answer to Eurovision