"Good evening Abu Dhabi, thanks for your great support…". As his voice echoed through the hall, a roar of cheers welcomed the music king. Indeed, from start to finish, Elton John never failed to impress.
Fans were beguiled by his witty and lively performance. The background screen made for some amazing special effects, with dancing silhouettes and balloons moving to the rhythmic beats of the music.
The show began with three songs from his album Mad man across the water, including Mad man and Tiny dancer, dedicated of course to the "young ladies" there.
His classic hits were saved till the last, such as Believe from Made in England, Don’t let the sun go down on me, Sorry seems to be the hardest word, Circle of life and his biggest-selling song, Candle in the Wind.
His band gave an amazing performance, with excellent vocals and perfectly synchronised music. In fact, fans were almost hypnotised with the coherent and flawless performances from Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnston and Bob Birch.
After the near three-hour sensational concert (it came to an end only at 11:45pm), there’s no doubt that Elton John is Still Standing tall in the world of music!