Review: Robbie doesn't disappoint

Part of the 16,000-strong crowd at Saturday night’s Robbie Williams concert at Forsyth Barr...
Part of the 16,000-strong crowd at Saturday night’s Robbie Williams concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium. Photo: Craig Baxter
The ego landed and he did not disappoint.

Pop star Robbie Williams sang  Let Me Entertain You and that is exactly what he did at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday night.

The  singer took to the stage just after 8.50pm and was greeted  with rapturous applause after he fronted the 16,000-strong crowd.

His self-indulgent, boxing-themed introduction  included a "national anthem of Robbie" that only Williams could pull off.

Fans were not left waiting long for the star to sing his biggest hits.

Williams was soon singing Let Me Entertain You, which set the tone for the next 90 minutes and for a big night under the roof at the stadium.

It also did not take long for the star to engage the buzzing Dunedin crowd under the big roof.

Williams had his audience belting out "hi de hi de ho" during his rendition of Mini The Moocher.

The crowd engagement and cover songs continued throughout the show, which could best be described as  a trip down memory lane combined  with a sing-along.

There were tributes to George Michael, to Williams’ two children along with a duet version of Sweet Caroline with his father, Pete Conway.

Williams also reminisced on his more than 20 years as a pop star, with regular looks back to his early days with Take That.

Despite all of the sentiment, a gaggle of scantily clad female dancers was never far from the singer, a scene that would seem appropriate for a music video 20 years ago but was somewhat  dated in 2018.

Where Williams hit his mark perfectly was with his  singing.

The further the singer got into his set, the more he belted out his best hits.

Millennium, Feel and She’s The One all sent the Dunedin crowd to a fever pitch.

Williams and his Robbie Williams Band produced an epic version of Rock DJ before a thinly veiled attempt to end the show and say goodbye to his Dunedin fans.

The star was soon back on stage with  an encore set which featured an awesome,  emotionally charged performance of Angels.

Williams left the stage after delivering a cover of Frank Sinatra’s I Did It My Way

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