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    Josh Groban among artists who should have regular Las Vegas gig (Carrie mentioned)

    By Mike Weatherford
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
    Posted: Aug. 19, 2011 | 1:59 a.m.

    Josh, what's your hurry? You haven't been here in four years. Sit down. Take your shoes off. Stay awhile.

    It isn't that we don't appreciate Josh Groban for making the MGM Grand Garden an arena stop on the summer leg of his "Straight to You" tour. It's just that Saturday's concert by the operatic singer, whose CDs enjoy a permanent ride in every soccer mom's SUV, raises questions of why he isn't here more often.

    Specifically, when is Groban going to cave in to the temptation of the recurring headliner "residency"? You know, the multiple-shows-per-year deal that Celine Dion, Barry Manilow and Garth Brooks have used to reboot star power on the Strip. The boomer stars jumped right in, from Elton John to Carlos Santana.

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    If not Groban, who will make the jump from occasional concert headliner to multishow Vegas star? Here's our short list, ranked roughly in order of likelihood and focusing on individuals, because bands are a different kind of list (not that the Hard Rock wouldn't love to have Coldplay or Metallica anchor its schedule).

    1. Michael Buble -- This one's such a no-brainer, you have to suspect Buble stays an arm's length from Vegas simply because everyone thinks he's so Vegas already. The crooner will buckle down one of these days, when a smaller-theater guarantee can match the paycheck of arena concerts.

    2. Beyonce -- She also fill arenas too easily and is too young (29) to settle down. But the multitalented superstar already staked out $1,000-per-ticket ground at Wynn Las Vegas in 2009, scaling down some of the arena theatrics for an "unplugged" approach (preserved on video as "I Am ... Yours").

    3. Kenny Chesney -- He fills stadiums, but the country version of Jimmy Buffett also has a demonstrated fondness for the Hard Rock Hotel. The country explosion is guaranteed to land more of its crossover stars a larger presence on the Strip, whether it's Chesney, Brad Paisley or ...

    4. Carrie Underwood -- We're still not sure why AEG Live made a futures bet on the uncertain vocal skills of Shania Twain in late 2012, when America's new sweetheart is in grand voice right now. Look at it this way: If a star is impersonated in a Las Vegas tribute show, we're probably ready for the real deal.

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    Link: Josh Groban among artists who should have regular Las Vegas gig - Entertainment / Neon - ReviewJournal.com

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    Thanks for this! I love how he calls Carrie "America's new sweetheart"! And he is right-- I would love to see Carrie do a Vegas show. Big lights, confetti, the works!!

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    That really isn't something an artist is going to do until they are ready to settle down and not do regular touring.

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    Your right. Just look at Shania Twain. Hopefully Carrie won't "settle down" period, but if she ever does, it would have to be twenty or thirty years from now.

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    4. Carrie Underwood -- If a star is impersonated in a Las Vegas tribute show, we're probably ready for the real deal.

    I love this comment. I was at Foxwoods Casino a few months ago and saw that a Carrie impersonator was staring in Legends in Concert. I am so impresed, but I haven't seen the show. Has anyone here seen it, or the show in Vegas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carriefann View Post
    Your right. Just look at Shania Twain. Hopefully Carrie won't "settle down" period, but if she ever does, it would have to be twenty or thirty years from now.
    Agree. She's too young to settle down, the selfish side of me is hoping she's continue to release albums for many years to come before settling down on a gig like this.

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    Nice Praise for Carrie Underwood.

    To me, Gosh Groban's voice is NOT that great.

    When Josh sang "Vincent" it was NOT that good compared to Julio Iglesias, even though Julio's English was not that good. Julio sang it much better.




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    YES! Bring Carrie a nightly show to Vegas! I'll be there EVERY NIGHT.

    Oh, and I thought I'd let y'all know this: they change the rotations of the "American Superstars" (that's the show's title) impersonation show every year or so, and Carrie's impersonator has stayed in it for the past 2 years, while the likes of Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga were removed after one.

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    I thought only "retired" musicians do such things?

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    that would be cool if she did a vegas show!!


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