One of my favourite Malaysian blogger in London went to Siti’s concert on 1st April 2005 and she (Ewok) wrote …
It’s quite amazing to see so many Malaysians outside the venue waiting and greeting friends. Aci sebenarnya tak mau pergi but I managed to pursuade her since I wanted to see the inside view of The Royal Albert Hall. The capacity for the hall, I think, is 3,374 and according to Datuk TV3, whom we met and chatted before the show, the turnout was over 2,000 people. Not bad for a lass from Kuala Lipis. […]
Cindai was the last song performed and she got us dancing again. Oh! She used to be so kaku when she performed but this time around, I was quite surprised with her lenggok and gemalai tari (pardon my bahasa). She sure learned a lot in that department, even though she didn’t jump up and down on the stage like Gwen Stefani. I love Gwen.
… there’s some photos of Siti in action on her blog, even photo of Anuar Zin with her Aci. 😉 I wondered what others will say about the concert …
- Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin poses in front a poster – 28 March 2005, AFP/Roslan Rahman. “[Siti Nurhaliza] Taruddin will be the first Malaysian and third Asian artist after Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar and renowned sitarist Ravi Shankar to hold a solo concert at the famous London venue [Royal Albert Hall].“
- Royal Albert Hall Kensington Siti Nurhaliza, Friday 1st April 2005, “SOLD OUT”. Show Times 7pm. Stalls Â£80.00 per person and Grand Tier Box Â£150.00 per person. “She is Asia’s best – kept secret. Blessed with an amazing vocal talent, natural beauty and a unique sound, Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysia’s No 1 songbird takes centre stage at the Royal Albert Hall. This historical two-hour concert will showcase a decade’s worth of her original works with distinct musical flavour that will inevitably unveil her enormous talent, musical excellence and stunning personality.“
- The Star: Siti Nurhaliza wows London with wit and elegance – by Choi Tuck Wo, 3 April 2005. “The diva had the 2,500 near-capacity crowd eating out of her hand as she unleashed her amazing vocal talent during the two-hour concert. Hailed as the ‘Celine Dion of Malaysia’ by three BBC radio stations, the 26-year-old singing sensation was a joy to watch as she combined her powerful voice with her stunning elegance … Among the VIPs present were the Sultan and Sultanah of Pahang, the Deputy Prime Ministerâ€™s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, 27 members of the Brunei royal family and the Malaysian High Commissioner to Britain Datuk Abdul Aziz Mohammad.“
- NST: Siti Nurhaliza takes Royal Albert Hall by storm – by Zaharah Othman in London, 3 April 2005. “Malaysian singing sensation Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin took the Royal Albert Hall by storm on Friday night after a two-hour performance, earning her an invitation back to perform at the prestigious venue by its Chief Executive Officer, David Elliott.“