Incredible vocals, charismatic persona and an all-round showstopper – it’s safe to say Nathan Sykes is quite literally the entire package. While we didn’t think there’d be bonus points to add on after his debut show in Singapore last week, Nathan impressed even further with his hilarious mannerisms and heart-melting sincerity. Here are our favourite moments from his gig!
When He Embraced His Inner Diva
With a huge fan (equipment, not person) placed in front of where his piano was located, Nathan was hit with an intense blast of air when he went over to his piano for the first time during his set, which immediately led him to comment that he felt like Mariah Carey with the wind blowing in his hair. When a fan replied that his reaction was perfect for a meme, the Brit heartthrob misheard the word and thought she was calling him out for being “mean” with the Mimi reference but was quickly corrected. “I thought you said mean and I was like ‘No I’m not, I’m really nice! I think I’m lovely… I’m the nicest person I know!'” Nathan said earnestly.
When He Got Everyone Confused
Had a really unnecessarily heavy smoke machine tonight in Singapore so made a Stars In Their Eyes reference and everyone was beyond confused
— Nathan Sykes (@NathanSykes) June 17, 2017
Besides the huge fan, there was also a smoke machine at the corner of the stage that created an intense smokey atmosphere, which led Nathan to comment on how unnecessary it was (we’re guessing he’s a “no frills when he performs” kind of guy) and that he felt like a contestant on Stars In Their Eyes – to the audience’s confusion. For the uninitiated, Stars In Their Eyes is a popular British talent show where contestants get to impersonate a famous singer, appearing on stage after getting shrouded in a thick cloud of smoke (thus the reference to the smoke machine). And while the show has already ended, we can’t help but wonder if anyone would have given a Nathan impersonation a shot.
When He Dished On What Happened After The Wanted’s Split
The biggest shocker of the night came when Nathan revealed that someone he was very close to while he was in The Wanted, cut off all ties with him when the band split up because they didn’t consider him ‘famous’ anymore now that he wasn’t in the band. “Well I thought, it’s fine, because you’ll totally call me when I’m famous” Nathan quipped. Turns out that the person-in-question actually did call him back when he found solo success, but the heart-throb later added that he declined the call (ouch). On a side note, Nathan shouldn’t have to worry about his phone staying silent ’cause we’d totally hit that number up!
When He Honoured His Fans
But for whatever frenzy he caused his fans from his The Wanted comment, the heart-throb (more than) made up for it by extending what was supposed to be an “autograph-and-go” album signing into an over two hour fan-meet. The singer took the time to speak to everyone in the line, even after the organisers switched off the lights and music! “I never liked the idea of rushing people when they’re waiting to see me, I’ll always try to give everyone time to say whatever they want to say,” Nathan told the remaining few people in the queue as the signing came to a close, further cementing why he’s so well-loved among his fans.
What were some of your favourite moments from Nathan’s debut solo showcase in Singapore? Let us know in the comments below!