Wednesday 22 January 2020

Crowd 'boos' Amy tribute song

Amy Winehouse attracted boos from the audience when Tony Bennett dedicated a song to her at the iTunes Festival.

The 83-year-old crooner performed a string of his classic hits to an audience both young and old at Camden's Roundhouse in London on Friday evening, where Amy and her father Mitch watched from the centre of the front row of the circle.

Tony paused in the middle of serenading his audience with The Good Life and said "Ladies and Gentleman, I want to dedicate this song to Miss Amy Winehouse."

The 26-year-old Rehab singer - dressed in a little black dress and with her famous towering beehive - stood-up and applauded and wolf-whistled Tony for the rest of the song, blowing kisses and wiping away tears at the end.

But on hearing her name the reaction from the audience was a mixture of both applause and boos.

Tony, who has been singing for 60 years, received a warm reception from the festival crowd who clapped along to several of his tunes and cheered "Tony, Tony, Tony" between songs.

The iTunes festival continues all month with other headline acts including Ozzy Osbourne, N-Dubz, Faithless and Pixie Lott.

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