‘Devastated’ Westlife dedicate Scottish concert to Amy Winehouse24/07/2011 10:12
The Irish band paid tribute to the star when they performed at Hamilton Park Racecourse on the night of her death.
Westlife brought their Gravity tour to a packed Hamilton Park Racecourse last night (Saturday, July 23).
Although the atmosphere at the concert was electric, the night was tinged with sadness following the news that Amy Winehouse had been found dead earlier that day.
The boys were keen to express their sadness at the news and pay tribute to the singer.
Mark Feehily told the crowd: “It’s been a funny old day. I’m sure you’ve all heard the sad news about Amy Winehouse. I am a massive fan of hers; she has done so much for music in this country.
“Amy Winehouse, we love you so much – tonight is for you.”
Prior to the show, Mark had joined the host of stars and fans Tweeting tributes to Amy. He wrote: “I am devastated…so so devastated… RIP my hero Amy xx”
Westlife were determined not to disappoint their hero as they pulled out all the stops for their energetic two-hour set, which featured classic hits like Seasons in the Sun, When You’re Looking Like That, World of Our Own, Flying without Wings and You Raise Me Up.
After a costume change into Mickey Mouse t-shirts and jeans, the foursome belted out a daring modern medley kicking off with Viva La Vida by Coldplay before moving into Only Girl in the World by Rihanna – complete with impressive dance moves – which sent the 90 per cent female audience wild.