Walk on standing ovation for the Empress of Soul
The audience gave an en masse standing ovation as Gladys Knight walked on stage at the sold out Sage Gateshead. Everyone was on their feet to welcome the Empress of Soul and she was truly humbled by the warm North East reception and showed her sincere appreciation to the display of affection before her.
Even after all these years this girl has still got it and you can see she just loves performing to this day. Female artists of this generation could learn a lot from this mulit-Grammy Awards legend, none of this prima donna or diva attitude, Ms Knight is not only on a different level, she’s up in the stratosphere of singers and on tonight’s performance she has not let her high standards drop. From her golden greats, new single and covers from Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, et al, a thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all.