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Q&A with Kelly Smith as Olivia Newton-John

Legends in Concert is the longest-running show in Las Vegas and after 33 years is still voted #1 tribute show. From January 18 – 29 Legends in Concert will perform at The Palms at Crown Melbourne.

This internationally acclaimed production will dazzle audiences with tributes to Prince, Michael Jackson, Madonna, David Bowie, Adele, Elvis Presley and Olivia Newtown John. We sat down with mega Olivia Newton-John fan and tribute artist, Kelly Smith to discuss her excitement in coming to Melbourne this January.

Ticketmaster: Thank you so much for joining us. Can you share with us the significance of Legends in Concert coming from Las Vegas to Melbourne?

Kelly Smith: It’s very exciting for me since I am portraying Olivia Newton-John who is from Melbourne. I was always a fan and it is an honor to be endorsed by her.

Ticketmaster: When did you know you wanted to be a tribute artist? Tell us about your journey to Legends in Concert.

Kelly Smith:  I didn’t know I wanted to be a tribute artist. I was fan of Cher and Olivia when I was a kid. I tried to sound like them. In 1999 I was in a movie as the voice of Cher, that started it. Legends then called and invited me to be a part of the cast.

Ticketmaster: If you could perform with any musician who would it be?

Kelly Smith: It would be Cher, Shania Twain, or Olivia Newton-John. The ladies I pay tribute to would be a thrill, because I am such a fan.

Ticketmaster: Which other tribute artist in the show are you most excited to see performed?

Kelly Smith:  All of the acts in this show are incredible. I always love Prince, great act!

Ticketmaster: What is your favourite part of the show?

Kelly Smith:  The section where I get to perform the songs from “Grease”. People love that music so much! It’s timeless!

Ticketmaster: What are your tips for things to do and see in Las Vegas?

Kelly Smith:  See Legends in Concert of course! See Olivia Newton-John and Donny & Marie – all at the Flamingo!

Ticketmaster: Have you ever met the artist you play tribute to?

Kelly Smith: Yes, I have met Olivia Newton-John! She was so amazing, down to earth and warm.

Ticketmaster: Thank you for talking to us Kelly. See you at The Palms!

Kelly Smith as Olivia Newton-John will perform in Legends in Concert at The Palms at Crown Melbourne from 18-29 January. Click here to purchase tickets.

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