Review: Luis Miguel thrills fans in Irvine
Luis Miguel has had a career that spans decades, but many times the love life of the elusive artist has seemed to overshadow that.
Yet nothing could outshine the 42-year-old’s long-lasting work Friday night, as Verizon Wireless Amphitheater filled up with fans eager to hear less about his next conquest than to watch their beloved childhood-star-turned-heartthrob cheese it out with his wide smile and bronze skin, taking them all the way back to the ’80s and every musical stop in between.
“It has been a wonderful privilege that you have given me these (past) 30 years,” he said in Spanish to an all-ages crowd, many of whom were dressed to impress, particularly women in sparkly attire. “Twenty years are nothing … 30 years, who knows?” he continued, offering to sing bits from throughout his repertoire.
“It’s been a while since I sang boleros live (and) mariachi,” said the Mexican star, causing an uproar of cheers for this rare O.C. appearance.