The magnificent Champs-Elysees is an avenue of hopes, dreams and talent.
The Avenue des Champs-Elysees is an avenue in the 8th administrative district of Paris, France.
It runs between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It derived its name from the French term which literally means the Elysian Fields. It is a place for dead heroes in Greek mythology.
Champs-Elysees is widely regarded to be one of the most recognizable avenues in the world known for its theatres, cafes and luxury shops.
This is also where the annual Bastille Day military parade is held and serves as the finishing point of the Tour de France cycling race. Throughout the years, this remarkable place will also serve as the stage for an Italian singer who conquers the world with his talent and charisma.
Born in Vomero, a hilltop district of downtown Naples, Youri Menna is an Italian singer, guitarist and songwriter.
He left his hometown to pursue his dreams of being a singer by busking in the busy streets of Paris.
Youri not only saw Paris as the City of Love—for him, it is also the city where his dreams would come true.
Not long after, he became one of the most famous buskers in the world with over five million people attending his concerts and over a million views on YouTube in the past years.
In a video uploaded on YouTube, Youri is seen performing a medley of old and new songs.
Men and women of all ages gathered around him to witness his performance.
First off, he sang the 1970 hit song of the Beatles “Let It Be.” While people are clapping to the rhythm of his music, they also chime into certain parts of the song. Youri, for his part, effortlessly sings the famous falsetto portion of the song.
He also added an impromptu French version of the chorus which made the Parisians giggle at his attempt.
The second song off his list was “No Woman No Cry” by the pioneer of reggae music, Bob Marley.
He also made some adlibs that made his little show comical aside from entertaining saying husbands in Paris should sing “No Woman, No Buy” which earned him laughter from the crowd. Next up is “I’m Yours” sung by American singer and songwriter Jason Mraz.
In the last few minutes of his performance, he sang “La Macarena,” “Asereje” and “Ai Se Eu Te Pego,” in which he was joined by a lady from the audience.
The woman who was seemingly fluent in Spanish sang the lyrics for him since he didn’t know the exact words.
Before that, he was also approached by a lady in black who answered him in Spanish.
It just goes to show that our Italian singer is not only talented music-wise but also a chick magnet. Can’t blame them though—good looks and talent will make anyone sway on their feet!
The woman donning a green jacket was a performer herself, as she also showed her dance moves and tried to steal the spotlight from the Italian performer!
Overall, his performance was a huge success. The crowd gave him a well-deserved standing ovation and round of applause.
Watch the full performance by clicking on the link below:
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