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Englebert Humperdink
At MGM Center Stage

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Englebert Humperdink

Englebert Humperdink

One thing is for sure...Englebert Humperdink still loves what he does. Even though the man is 86 years old, his audience confirms that he still does it well.  Upon entering the MGM Grand Casino Saturday night, you couldn't help but notice the 25 walkers and wheelchairs lined up against the back wall of the auditorium.  Something inside me screamed that I was in for a real treat!


Shortly after 7:30, as the music swelled, the man in the black suit with the bright red shirt sauntered on to the stage. Mr Humperdink, sang, danced, did a little stand-up, blew kisses, handed out hankies, and sang some more. Most of all, he definitely had the audience right where he wanted them, in the palm of his hand.


All the hits were played. "Quando, Quando, Quando," "Love Me With All Of Your Heart," "After The Loving," "The Last Waltz" and of course, "Release Me." He even had time to throw in a few songs by Elton John, Bob Seger, and "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers. The man played a little bit of everything Saturday night. There was a lot of "whooping and hollering" from the ladies in the audience, with the biggest response coming when Englebert took off his jacket, and unbuttoned the top two buttons of his shirt. The audience loved it!


After an hour and 40 minutes, and the final song was played, with the audience on it's feet, Englebert took his bow, and acted like he was walking off stage. He grabbed the mic, said "I'm too old to play games, let's just do an encore and be done!" He finished the night by singing "For The Good Times." Every person in attendance was thankful that he returned to our area after a 6 year absence, and that the good times were once again shared with Mr Humperdink.

Photos and review by Dave Whitman