Pop princess Ellie Goulding brought the house down in a triumphant sellout gig at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall.
Goulding is flying high in the UK music scene having notched her first number one single two months ago – and she showed the crowd exactly why she’s rocketed to stardom.
The audience – ranging from young teens to near-pensioners – doted on her every word during a whirlwind 90-minute show. Goulding leapt on stage clad in skimpy hot pants and looked every bit the chart-topping star that she is.
Kicking off with Figure 8 from her hugely popular recent album Halcyon, Goulding set a high standard for a thoroughly energetic performance.
Ably supported by an equally enthusiastic live band and backing singers, Goulding bounded around the stage and had the crowd lapping it up throughout.
A clearly appreciative Goulding warmly thanked her fans for putting a smile on her face. Her silky smooth and rich vocals filled the packed venue, none more so than when the band were dispensed with for some delightful acoustic numbers.
A cover of Elton John’s Your Song went down particularly well and had everyone reaching for their camera phones.
Other highlights included Anything Could Happen, Starry Eyed and an acoustic performance of Guns and Horses.
But the most popular songs were undoubtedly I Need Your Love and recent number one Burn, with which Goulding finished the show.
It was a breathtaking finish to a high-energy gig full of catchy songs, wonderful vocals and lots of dancing.
By Lisa Wright