Review: Fans' unconditional love for Peter Andre

Peter Andre, the Regent Theatre, IpswichKICKING off the evening was Laura White, X Factor contestant from 2008 - always a hard task being the support act, but she managed to engage the crowd and wow them with her voice.

Peter Andre, the Regent Theatre, Ipswich

KICKING off the evening was Laura White, X Factor contestant from 2008 - always a hard task being the support act, but she managed to engage the crowd and wow them with her voice.

Then, of course, the reason why we were all there made an appearance, “behind closed doors”.

As he sang his hit single, all the audience could initially see were five dancers and what appeared to be a closed door.

We could hear but not see him, which intensified everyone's excitement. When the door finally opened, at the chorus, the crowd went wild and Peter Andre was greeted to a rapturous reception.

With a live band and five amazing dancers, Peter put on a show to remember, especially with his risqu� dance moves.

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Seeing him for the second time, ten years on, I'd say Peter has definitely got better with age and what is so touching about him is that you feel he genuinely appreciates this second chance and his fans more than anything.

That feeling is undoubtedly mutual, judging by the reaction he received from the sell-out crowd on Saturday night.

Like every performer of late, he included the seemingly obligatory Michael Jackson tribute. Man in the Mirror was a particular highlight as was the moonwalk he performed across the stage.

Peter said: “The past eight months have been incredible and the support has been amazing.” Singing Call Me a Doctor, which is about a failing relationship, took on a certain poignancy, given the past year.

Sending his dancers into the crowd they then selected one lucky girl, Katie Romeo, for Peter to serenade ensuring she was the envy of every female in the audience.

He then introduced his “rock”, brother Michael, to play a DJ set.

Included in his repertoire was the emotive ballad Unconditional, dedicated to his step-son Harvey, followed by the finale, Mysterious Girl, sending the crowd crazy and ensuring everyone left on a high.

Peter Andre is just at the start of his tour, and if this concert was anything to go by he will delight fans across the country

EMMA NOYE

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