Well, well well. What a week it's been. On Friday myself and a little team arrived at LG Arena in Birmingham for the first Lionel Richie date feeling excited!
First impressions- a super star on tour requires a whole lot of flight cases! The back if the arena is Lionel tastic. But we're welcomed warmly by Lionel's management and staff.
I brought Sara Grey with me to do make-up, and it's always good to have a girl on hand to calm nerves!
Listening to the band sound-check got the butterflies fluttering. Looking at the empty arena it was hard to imagine filling it with an acoustic guitar and vocal. Have to keep telling myself God brought us here and knows what He's doing!
Show time comes and I'm side of stage with Malcolm- sweet and professional stage manager. He radios for a glow on stage and I here the arena start to buzz. 'it's only me' I think. 'don't get too excited!' But before I know it I'm singing to them and they're cheering! What a relief. Before I know it, I'm off stage thinking 'so should have taken that in a bit more.'
One show down 2 more to face during the weekend. But it's not my average weekend. I'm playing the 02 arena in London!
The last time I was there it was X-factor final and I was checking out the back of Kelly Rowland's dress!
But today we're here on business...
Gotta say, there was a peace over this weekend. Lots of people had been praying I'd enjoy it and I did. It was unreal. Such a blessing and an honor to tell people 'you're amazing'. I'll never forget that feeling- layers of people, 20,000 people, all together to enjoy music.
Watching Lionel is a huge treat. He's full of energy and life and just oozes talent! So blessed to see him play so many times.
He's also a gentle sweetheart. So grateful for his kindness to my mum and dad last night. Live TV meant they lost their interview slot on the One Show! But meeting him was a good consolation for them. They had a good natter about old times when my dad introduced the Commodores at Sheffield Fiesta!
We also ran into Rebecca Ferguson and Pixie Lott back stage at the 02. Lovely ladies. All in all God blessed us with a great weekend.
That brings us to now. Just about to head to Belgium for the breeze awards. Will speak soon!