VIDEO: Tom Jones joins Katherine Jenkins and David Foster for surprise duet on stage in LA

From southwales-eveningpost.co.uk

By South Wales Evening Post | Posted: October 16, 2014

Welsh star Tom Jones surprised fans in LA this week, by joining fellow singer Katherine Jenkins of stage for a tune.

Mezzo soprano Katherine was appearing at the Vibrato Grill and Jazz as part of a three night tour in Los Angeles, accompanied by pianist David Foster.

As she finished the first verse of Sir Tom’s famous hit Green, Green Grass of Home, the man himself joined the newlywed from Neath on-stage.

Excitedly tweeting after the show, Katherine said it was “Welsh girl heaven” to perform the song with Tom Jones.

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Listen to Katherine Jenkins’ new album Believe

 

Katherine Jenkins

 

Katherine Jenkins’ new album Believe is out in the UK on October 26. You can hear it all week on Telegraph.co.uk ahead of its release.

Released by Warner Bros., it is produced by David Foster, who is credited with a role in the success of Josh Groban and Michael Buble.
Foster has also worked with some of the biggest voices in pop music, such as Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand.

“Last year when the opportunity to work with David came up, for me it was a dream come true,” said Jenkins.
“I’ve always loved his style, what he brings to the music, and it’s been an absolutely amazing experience working with him. This is the album I’ve always dreamt of making”.
The album also features a duet with award-winning tenor Andrea Bocelli.
‘I Believe’, arranged by Foster himself, is a tender operatic ballad which unites Jenkins and Bocelli on record for the first time.
In addition to the October 26 release of the ‘Believe’ album, Jenkins will embark on an 11 date UK arena tour in March 2010.

Is Katherine Jenkins set for big break Stateside?

Katherine Jenkins

Wales News
Sep 18 2009 by Robin Turner, Western Mail

SOPRANO Katherine Jenkins looks set for her big break in the US, thanks to a television Christmas special.

The Neath star is to sing a duet with tenor Andrea Bocelli in his festive show on the PBS network.
The show, which will also feature Mary J Blige, Natalie Cole and The Muppets, looks set to bring the 29-year-old to a big American audience, with PBS boasting 65 million viewers.

Although Jenkins has insisted she does not want to move from the UK, it will certainly boost sales of her new album, Believe, the first she has recorded in the US.

The Welsh diva had a huge ovation from the 5,000-strong crowd at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre this week where the Christmas show was recorded in front of a live audience.

Bocelli picked Jenkins to sing the ballad I Believe after being impressed with her when they duetted during the 2007 Strictly Come Dancing final.

The singer, due to arrive back in Britain at Heathrow Airport today in time for her appearance on Strictly Come Dancing tomorrow night, was clearly thrilled by her quick visit to Hollywood.

She enthused on her website yesterday: “I’m here on a whistle stop tour – I arrived on Sunday and I go home on Thursday.

“I’m here to perform a TV concert with David Foster and Andrea Bocelli for a PBS Christmas special.

“It’s being filmed at the Kodak theatre… where the Oscars are held! You should see the set, it’s incredible! There are Christmas trees and fake snow, it looks like a magical Christmas in Hollywood!”

She added: “As soon as I get back to the UK I have to prepare for my performance on Strictly Come Dancing this Saturday!

“I’m a massive fan of the show and had so much fun performing on it with Andrea Bocelli in 2007, so I’m really pleased to be involved again.

“I’ll be singing ‘I Believe’ from my new album, but instead of singing it as a duet with Andrea (as I do on the album), I’ll be singing it solo. I can’t wait to see all the dancers in their fabulous outfits!”

Celebrity-watchers believe the Christmas special could well be Katherine’s big break in the US.

Beverley Watts, editor of the online version of Celebrity magazine Now, said: “She has a new management team who are said to be very keen for her to cross the Atlantic.

“Katherine has told us she has no intention of moving to the US on a permanent basis but she’ll need to spend a decent amount of time there to make it work.

“And Bocelli is, of course, massive in America and with the right choice of music, Katherine could now crack it in the US and of course she’s a stunning girl.”

And Elaine Penn, deputy showbiz editor of TV Quick magazine, added: “Katherine Jenkins is already a huge name in the UK, due to her enormous talent. And to be asked to record a duet in the States with Andrea Bocelli is high praise indeed as he’s an international star, recognised the world over and huge in the US.

“Appearing alongside him on PBS could be just the exposure Katherine needs to make it there – after all, the station is said to be America’s ‘most trusted national institution’.”

Producer David Foster is now steering Jenkins’ US career. He said: “Katherine’s voice is right up there with the best. On the Christmas TV special with Andrea she both looked and sounded beautiful.”

Although the star has signalled her intention to break into the American market, moving permanently to the States is something she has said she is keen to avoid.

In a recent interview with Now magazine, she asserted: “I have no intention of moving to America.

“I have a house in London and all my family in Wales. I love it in the US but I am definitely not going to move there.”

The album will be released on October 27, 2009.

Videos: David Foster and Friends – Mandalay Bay 5/9/09

 

Charice

 

Teenage star Charice Pempengco was one of the many performers who appeared at a concert organized by David Foster on Saturday, May 9.

The 17-year-old joined Cher, Clay Aiken, Donny Osmond, Brian McKnight and Paul Anka at the David Foster & Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas to raise money for the David Foster Foundation, an organization established by the legendary composer and music producer in 1986 to provide financial and emotional help to the families of children needing organ transplants.

During the show, Charice thanked Foster and Oprah Winfrey for their help in her career.

“I would like to mention these people who are very special in my life,“ she said. “First, he is my fan, my producer, my mentor. He taught me a lot of things and of course he is my hero — David Foster. And of course I want to thank Oprah for believing in my dreams and of course believing in me. Thank you so much. I love you both.“

Foster has a long history of charitable efforts to help children. In 1997 he was honored with the United States Children’s Choice Award for his work supporting research into children’s cancer, leukemia, and AIDS.

 

David Foster and Friends – Mandalay Bay 5/9/09 videos from YouTube:
 

Intro:

 
Heather Headley – Unbreak My Heart:

 
Katherine Jenkins:

 
Charice – The Power Of Love:

 
Charice – I Will Survive:

 
Philip Bailey – In The Stone:

 
Philip Bailey – After The Love Is Gone:

 
Clay Aiken – Hard To Say I’m Sorry:

 
Brian McKnight – I Swear:

 
Brian McKnight – Mornin:

 
Charice – Bodyguard Medley:

 
Charice – All By Myself:

 
Clay Aiken – You’re The Inspiration:

 
America The Beautiful (Finale):

Video Interview: David Foster and Friends backstage

 

David Foster

 

From ETonline.com:

ET was exclusively behind the scenes with producer and songwriter extraordinaire David Foster for his star-studded show in Las Vegas last week, and we’ve got video of Cher and Donny Osmond backstage! Plus, Clay Aiken opens up about the courageous Farrah Fawcett.
Special guests who performed at David’s May 7 extravaganza at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino included Cher, Donny, Clay, Brian McKnight, Katherine Jenkins, Charice and Paul Anka.
‘Hit Man: David Foster and Friends,’ a one-night-only concert featuring David with Josh Groban, Katharine McPhee, Celine Dion and many more singing stars, is available on DVD now.