One of the most popular Las Vegas residencies has just come to an end. Donny and Marie Osmond are ending their famous Las Vegas show. The duos’ final performance officially concluded on Saturday.
It’s been a long time coming for these iconic singers. Now is the perfect time to look back on their long-running show, and talk about some of the other ones still available in Las Vegas. Let’s get into it!
History of the “Donny and Marie” Las Vegas Show
As we’ve already mentioned, Donny and Marie Osmond have one of the most famous residencies in Las Vegas. Donny first gained fame in the 1970s as a teen idol. He took a break from music a few years later and stepped out of the public spotlight.
In the 90s, Donny resumed his music career.
In the mid-2000s, Marie Osmond was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. In 2007, she teamed up with her brother Donny to begin performing at the iconic Flamingo Hotel. Initially, they agreed to a limited six-week engagement.
The pair had such a successful show that the Flamingo continued to extend their deal. “Donny and Marie” was a 90-minute show backed by eight dancers and a full band. Solo performances also take place during each show.
Incredibly, Donny and Marie Osmond continued to perform for more than eleven years. During their run, they gained numerous awards including the “Best Show” award by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
This past weekend, this show was held for the final time. It was an emotional night for the performers and fans who have followed them over the years.
Donnie and Marie Osmond Officially End their Residency
All good things must eventually come to an end. The “Donny and Marie” show was extended year after year and was considered by many to be one of the best performances in Las Vegas. Saturday marked the last time this show will ever take place.
Both singers had trouble at times. The reality that this was their last performance seemed to affect them both heavily.
“I don’t know how I’m going to get through this,” Donny said to the crowd. Marie also gave a tearful statement. “I’m gonna miss you guys the most,” she said to the band. “He can say all he wants about the crew and everything else, but I’m going to miss you. I love you.”
Donny also took to Twitter to address his fans.
After 11 yrs & 1,730 shows, we just finished the final performance of our #DonnyandMarie Vegas residency.
🎶”May tomorrow be a perfect day, May you find love & laughter along the way. May God keep you in his tender care, ’till he brings us together again. Goodnight everybody!”🎶 pic.twitter.com/AqkLZM7ltK
— Donny Osmond (@donnyosmond) November 17, 2019
Fortunately, this may not be the last time that we hear from these two. Despite both being in their 60s, there’s a chance they will both continue to perform as solo artists. Marie is said to be creating a new show, perhaps even with a new partner.
Fortunately to visitors to this city, there are still some incredible shows available every single week.
More Las Vegas Shows You Need to Check Out
Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the US. There are a huge number of fantastic shows taking place here throughout the year. The majority of them are absolutely fantastic.
One that many enjoy is the O by Cirque du Soleil. It takes place inside the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. It has fantastic reviews from critics and takes place every single day.
Recently, Lady Gaga also signed a two-year residency in Las Vegas. She is performing two shows, one of which is called Enigma and other called Jazz and Piano. Both have received great reviews.
Absinthe is another hugely popular show. It takes place inside Caesars Palace every other day. It’s a contemporary circus, described as “an uneasy cross between terrific variety acts and a stag party.”
There are always great shows taking place in Las Vegas. Make sure to check one out when you visit!