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Jakarta Post

Romancing with Michael Bolton

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 22 2010   /  01:14 pm

Before coming to Indonesia for his concert in Jakarta, Grammy award-winning pop-ballad singer Michael Bolton was on the American talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel warned the women in the audience not to look directly into Bolton's eyes while he sang, "You will fall in love with him and you will not be able to fall in love with anyone else ever again." Well, the women in the audience at Bolton's concert on Monday, May 17, were oblivious to that warning as they professed their love to Bolton, sang for him, with one even proposing to him. Bolton jokingly said that it was his second time. The 57-year-old with his seven-piece band - including backing vocals - sang love songs to around 3,000 visitors at the Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place ballroom, Jakarta. Visitors who paid between Rp 750,000 (US$82) and Rp 5 million for a seat enjoyed a night of romantic pop ballads, with a ...