Review: Michelle McManus: Reloaded ****

Michelle McManus: Reloaded

Cabaret & Variety

The Stand Comedy Club

18.10 until 26th August

**** (4 star)

Singer and presenter Michelle became “The Nation’s Sweetheart” in 2003 when she won the UK talent show “Pop Idol” but as with many of the winners from these type of competition shows, after the initial buzz dies down the success comes to an end.

Michelle recounts her tales of what she has been up to since and how she has managed to build up her career as a presenter and become a regular sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe with clearly still a massive following and her fans were very much out in force.

Michell bursts onto the stage full of glamour and personality. From the start it’s clear that Glaswegian, Michelle is going to give us some great West Coast Humour, kicking off with “Let’s Get the Party Started”.

We hear about her recent marriage and all the funny parts of her experience growing up in Glasgow.

It is slightly uncomfortable when Michelle acknowledges the fact she is overweight and feels the need to make fun of herself, perhaps from experience she does this before anyone else has the chance. Weight loss struggles is an issue many of us can relate to, but the world would be a dull place if we all looked the same and Michelle seemed very comfortable in herself which can only be an inspiration to others, whatever size you may be.

This is a fabulous feel-good hour with the perfect mix of comedy and music and the ideal song choices, there is no doubt you will enjoy her incredible singing voice.

Michelle is full of a vibrant and likeable personality not to mention a tremendous singing voice.

Great music, singing, laughter and banter, what’s not to love about this show and it will be sure to get your night started and in the mood for more fun fringe events.

Susan Clark