The music world stands still when two powerhouse singers unite in a duet. Andrea Bocelli delivered a fantastic concert in 2011 in Central Park, New York, and he was joined by the incomparable Tony Bennett.
The pair of world-renowned singers fittingly sang the hit from Frank Sinatra, ‘New York, New York.’ Central Park was packed with fans as the two men sang their hearts out.
Andrea introduces Tony, and the two men join hands, with Andrea lifting Tony’s arm up for the audience to applaud. Andrea sings the first half of the song while wearing an all-white suit.
Tony picks up the second half wearing a black suit and fancy shades. Both men bring their signature sound to the timeless hit surrounded by the home crowd from NYC.
Andrea and Tony join together on the chorus, singing, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to you, New York, New York.” It is a powerful rendition that fires up the audience.
The song officially titled, ‘Theme from New York, New York’ was written by composer John Kander, with lyrics by Fred Ebb. It was featured in the Martin Scorsese film ‘New York, New York’ in 1977.
While Liza Minnelli performed the song in the film, the version by Frank Sinatra is perhaps the most famous. His performance is played every New Year’s Eve in ‘The Big Apple.’ Andrea and Tony produce one of the most iconic duets of this classic tune.