Andrea Bocelli Stuns Audience with Cover of Elvis Presley's 'Can't Help Falling in Love'


At age 60, world-renowned vocalist Andrea Bocelli remains one of the most talented and highly sought-after musicians of our time.

Bocelli can charm any crowd, from English royalty to concert-goers in Las Vegas, as evidenced by several of his hit performances as of late.

On Oct. 12, Bocelli stunned guests at the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank with two gorgeous vocal selections.

His first was the sacred hymn, “Panis Angelicus,” which he later followed up with a lovely rendition of “Ave Maria.”

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In September, Bocelli debuted a vocal and piano duet with his son, Matteo Bocelli. The father-son duet has been a massive hit, with over 15 million views on YouTube just days after posting.

Bocelli has been performing and entertaining crowds for decades, since his rise to fame in the early 90s. The tenor has a soothing, dreamy voice that has left audiences moved and captivated.

In 2006, Bocelli was at Lake Las Vegas Resort, performing alongside his friend, pianist and composer David Foster. Foster is famous for working with legendary artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Celine Dion.

Seated at the piano, Foster asked Bocelli to “pull a song out of his hat” to perform for the Vegas crowd. Bocelli thought for a moment and walked over to the piano, giving Foster a simple F-chord to arpeggiate.

Foster obliged and began to play, and was delighted when Bocelli began to sing one of Elvis’ most famous songs, “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”

The audience was clearly starstruck at that moment, soaking up the classic Elvis tune. Bocelli paid due respect to The King, keeping the style and phrasing of the music largely the same, yet the opera singer managed to take the song and make it his own.

With piano and orchestra effortlessly accompanying the artist, Bocelli soared through the romantic tune, leaving the audience cheering and applauding with amazement.

Bocelli is gearing up for the release of his first album in 14 years, “Sì,” set to drop on Oct. 26.

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“‘Sì’ is a celebration of love, family, faith, and hope,” according to Bocelli’s website.

The musician will kick off his world tour beginning Oct. 19.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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