Westlife are returning to Asia soon for a series of shows in Singapore, Jakarta, the Philippines and further.
Besides shows in Manila, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and further, the group will return to Singapore to perform a “ record- breaking ” three musicales on successive nights at the Inner Stadium, on February 16, 17 and 18. The performances come briskly on the heels of the Irish boyband’s recent appearance at the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix in late September.
In expectation of the group’s Asia stint, we ’ve tracked Westlife’s musicales on their current world stint to give you a taste of what to anticipate when they return to the region. Read on to find out about Westlife’s current stint masses and the wildcard tracks they may or may not perform.
The Guaranteed Hits
In a stint supporting their 2021 plant reader ‘ Wild Dreams ’, it goes without citation that its material would be incorporated into their setlists. On all but one of their history shows, they demurred off with the reader’s opening cut, ‘ Starlight ’. Following this, the group have constantly played a piled sequence of the following hits their iconic cover of Billy Joel’s ‘ Uptown Girl ’, ‘ When You ’re Looking Like That ’, ‘ Fool Again ’, ‘ If I Let You Go ’, ‘ My Love ’ and ‘ Swear It Again ’.
Following this member, the group generally perform a medley of songs, which may vary from show to show. still, the following act begins with covers of Daughtry’s ‘ What About Now ’ and Barry Manilow’s ‘ Mandy ’. subsequently, they perform another medley conforming of four classic ditties ‘ What Makes A Man ’, ‘ Queen Of My Heart ’, ‘ Unbreakable ’ and ‘ I ’m Already There ’.
Ending the main set are ‘ World Of Our Own ’ and the dolorous ‘ Flying Without Wings ’. The group also returns for an encore conforming of a fixed two- song set, videlicet ‘ Hello My Love ’ and a cover of Secret Garden’s iconic slow burner ‘ You Raise Me Up ’.
The medley of songs which follow the musicale’s first act may differ – for their recent musicales in the UK and Asia, they ’ve generally played a colossal medley of singalong- good ABBA successes, videlicet conforming of ‘ Mamma Mia ’, ‘ Gim me Gim me Gim me ’, ‘ Money, Money, Money ’, ‘ Take A Chance On Me ’, ‘ I Have A Dream ’, ‘ Dancing Queen ’, ‘ Waterloo ’ and ‘ Thank You For The Music ’.
Still, their October 2 musicale in Yogyakarta saw them replacing this medley with another one conforming of their own material ‘ I Lay My Love On You ’, ‘ Seasons In The Sun ’, ‘ I Do n’t Wan na Fight ’, ‘ No No ’, and their cover of Extreme’s ‘ More Than Words ’. ‘ I Lay My Love On You ’ has also only been used in one other musicale, when it was simply performed as an acapella grain in the group’s Singapore Formula One Grand Prix show.
Check out Westlife’s setlist from their last recorded musicale at Cardiff International Arena in Wales on December 11 :
‘Uptown Girl’ (Billy Joel Cover)
‘When You’re Looking Like That’
‘If I Let You Go’
‘Swear It Again’
Medley: ‘Mamma Mia / Gimme Gimme Gimme / Money Money Money / I Have A Dream / Dancing Queen / Waterloo / Thank You For The Music’
‘What About Now’ (Daughtry Cover)
‘Mandy’ (Barry Manilow Cover)
Medley: ‘What Makes A Man’ / ‘Queen Of My Heart’ / ‘Unbreakable’ / ‘I’m Already There’
‘World Of Our Own’
‘Flying Without Wings’
‘Hello My Love’
‘You Raise Me Up’