Will Young Wows London23 November 2009
Will Young treated fans to a rare performance of his debut single 'Evergeen' when he performed in London at the weekend.
Will Young Wows London
Will Young wowed London fans with a greatest hits set on Saturday (21.11.09).
The 'Hopes and Fears' hitmaker performed a career-spanning list of tracks at the city's Hammersmith Apollo, including a rare outing for first single 'Evergreen' - the song released when he won UK TV talent show 'Pop Idol' in 2002 - to close the evening.
Looking comfortable and relaxed, the singer chatted with fans between songs, taking an impromptu poll to see who the crowd favoured on UK TV contest 'The X Factor' after revealing he had been watching backstage up until the point where he was due to start his performance.
Whenever he spoke to the crowd, silence descended with the audience hanging on his every word - though when a joke about families fell flat, the singer simply laughed it off and mocked his own inabilities as a comedian.
Hits including 'Your Game', 'Leave Right Now' and 'Light My Fire' were interspersed with cover versions, including a piano-backed interpretation of The Buzzcocks' punk classic 'Ever Fallen In Love' and a jazz version of Tears For Fears hit 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World'.