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Faking It

by | 26th, November 2004

‘LET no-one now say that Gareth Gates is not a star among stars.

‘That Gareth Gates ain’t the only one with a pair of double Gs’

When Gareth turned away from his fans at one of his sensational concerts, thanked them all for being so wonderful and commanded them to “MAKE SOME NOISE!”, what we were witnessing was nothing short of cutting-edge showmanship.

Dolly Parton, perhaps just another deliriously happy face in the crowd on that immortal night in Bridlington Recreation Hall, took note.

She watched as Gareth deftly flicked the “on” switch on his junior tape recorder (with realistic microphone attachment and warble effect) and let his pre-recorded words do the talking for him.

So when Dolly began her own ‘Hello, I’m Dolly’ concert tour, she knew that she too must move with the times.

She had to up the stakes and keep abreast of the latest technology. She had to keep up with Gareth.

So the 58-year-old “songbird” has been wowing her fans with her show, which features a little singin’, a little swayin’ and a little mimin’.

“Just know that it’s all Dolly by golly,” says she, even if some of Dolly is less real than other bits. Adding: “I’m doing it for you.”

That’s nice of her, but a few have spotted the fraud.

“Who woulda thunk that one of the greatest stars in the history of country music would come to town on her biggest tour in two decades and lip-sync?” asks Jon Beam in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Indeed, who would even believe that anything about Dolly is less than real?

Not we. As if…’

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