“We rolled the dice – and we got 7s”

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Welcome to Las Vegas, Donny Osmond.

Less than two years after he and his sister Marie Osmond wrapped up their 11-year-old residency show in Sin City, Donny returned to the wilderness on Thursday to begin his very first solo residency at Harrah’s – and he didn’t skip a moment .

Throughout the grand opening of the showman’s 90-minute revue, Osmond performed new songs and his best-known hits, such as “Soldier of Love”, “Scared Emotion” and many more. Before singing “Puppy Love” he told the crowd, “Everyone in show business has a specific song attached to their career. Luckily, this one is mine.”

Donny Osmond opens his first solo residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas

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Donny Osmond opens his first solo residency at Harrah's Las Vegas

Donny Osmond opens his first solo residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas

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The residency was a bit of a history lesson in Osmond’s six-decade career, as he recalled his debut on The Andy Williams Show, which gave him and his family their departure. He also spoke about his time on Broadway and the Masked singer and all the rest (think about his Love boat acting, Dancing with the stars and its hosting time Pyramid.)

The highlight of the musical journey was arguably a nine-minute segment in which he rapped about his career in rhyme. He rightly calls it his “Donny rapography”.

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From his first TV show with Marie, he sings: “We’ve had four non-stop years, boy, what an explosion with all these sketches, songs and dances, sure it went fast. memories were short and last, you can rest assured these costumes can stay in the past. “

He adds: “The 80’s, the 80’s we weren’t babies anymore, the TV show was canceled but my fans are now all women.”

Donny Osmond opens his first solo residency at Harrah's Las Vegas

Donny Osmond opens his first solo residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas

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Donny Osmond opens his first solo residency at Harrah's Las Vegas

Donny Osmond opens his first solo residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas

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Osmond often speaks about his famous family in the Vegas show, and he pays tribute to those who have influenced his career. He is also leaving some of the show in the hands of the crowd, as he urges them to request any song from any album he has ever recorded. On opening night, for example, someone asked him to sing “A Million to One” from 1973. “I haven’t done this for a million years,” he said. . He then began to humorously forget the words. “It was a disaster,” he joked.

He also received requests from former “Fly Into the Wind” and “I’m Sorry”, both of which were written on Elvis Presley’s piano and which he sang.

Donny Osmond opens his first solo residency at Harrah's Las Vegas

Donny Osmond opens his first solo residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas

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Donny Osmond opens his first solo residency at Harrah's Las Vegas

Donny Osmond opens his first solo residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas

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In a heartwarming moment, Osmond brought his backing vocalists and dancers onto the stage to tell them that the residency has already been extended until 2022. “I have been playing for many, many years and it looks like I will be playing for another year, a- he said to applause.

After the show, at an invitation-only after-party, Osmond mingled with the crowd to briefly talk about planning and opening a new show during a pandemic. “To paraphrase a phrase here in Vegas, we rolled the dice,” he said, “and we got a 7.”