Rod Stewart is a British rock legend who’s been entertaining fans across the globe for decades. While he’s well-known for hit classics like “Maggie May,” “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” and “You Wear It Well,” he also beautifully covered the tune, “What a Wonderful World” in front of a crowd in London.
The performance took place during the One Night Only! Rod Stewart Live at Royal Albert Hall event. For those who are fans of Stewart – you probably won’t be surprised to learn that it’s an unforgettable rendition that has the internet falling in love.
Rod Stewart’s always been able to melt hearts with his signature voice, paired with his good looks. Even as a singer now in his 70s – he still has the same effect and continues to gift the world music.
While many of us have blasted his albums in our cars, there’s something about watching Stewart sing that adds an extra element. The video below features a stunning performance that’s been viewed more than 2.3 million times on YouTube alone.
Royal Albert Hall is an iconic venue in London where artists like Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran have taken the stage. It also was the perfect setting for Rod Stewart’s one-evening concert.
To accompany the singer, numerous other musicians and their instruments covered the stage as well. They helped provide backup music for Stewart, including when he sang, “What a Wonderful World.”
It’s a song that’s famous for pulling on heartstrings with its lyrics alone. That night, the audience was given a real treat getting to hear it paired with the legendary Rod Stewart.
One viewer wrote:
“What a wonderful world…! What a wonderful voice, what a wonderful music and what a wonderful artist you are, Rod Stewart! Congratulations! Love you!”
There’s a wide variety of musicians on stage, from vocalists to violinists. All of them combined makes the performance even more amazing.
At one point, a very talented trumpet player is given the spotlight. A viewer commented on YouTube:
“Beautiful version by Rod. Outstanding and that trumpet soloist is absolutely first class and i hope every one realizes how difficult it is to double and triple tongue notes like that on a horn. Wow!”
Crowd members can be seen swaying and enjoying Stewart’s performance of the Louis Armstrong classic. However, there were some fans who got an extra-special experience they’ll never forget.
Dressed in a tux, Stewart walks over to the edge of the stage and begins shaking hands with a few of the female concert-goers. By no surprise, he does it while singing,
“I see friends shakin’ hands, sayin’ ‘How do you do?'”
They’re really saying, ‘I love you'”
Although it’s a swooning moment on its own, the singer makes it even more memorable.
Stewart takes a seat in an open chair as he continues to perform. Unsurprisingly, the women behind him go wild being so close to the artist. One even reaches out and touches Stewart’s hair, something many fans have likely dreamed about! As for the woman next to him, she mouths the lyrics to “What a Wonderful World.”
Rod Stewart has a long history of delighting fans with his talents. This is one of those soul-lifting performances that you don’t want to miss – and you can enjoy it for yourself below!
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