Olly Murs wants Vegas residency for nan

Olly Murs dreams of landing a Las Vegas residency because it is his nan's dream to see him perform in the city in Nevada


This article is from 2015.

Olly Murs at Jingle Bell Ball

Olly Murs

Olly Murs dreams of landing a Las Vegas residency for his nan.

The 'Wrapped Up' singer has performed across the world but still admits he is desperate to secure a deal in the gambling capital in Nevada before his grandmother passes away because he wants to make her proud.

He said: "My big dream is to do Vegas one day, I really would.

"My nan is a huge [Frank] Sinatra and Elvis [Presley] fan and if I could do one thing before she dies is do a show in Vegas, have my name in lights in Vegas, I think she would probably die then. I think she would probably have a heart attack seeing it.

"She just always said to me, 'One day you'll do it'. And I was like, 'Hopefully'."

Explaining the reasoning behind his desire to play in the US city, the 30-year-old singer said he wants to follow in the footsteps of "legends" such as Sir Elton John, who currently has a residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Hotel.

Speaking to Billboard, he continued: "You know if you've made it big in America when you get a slot in Vegas. If you look at the stars that do it, Elton John, Celine Dion and Boyz II Men, they're real legends."

The former 'The X Factor' contestant was previously tipped by respected songwriter Claude Kelly to land a string of dates in the city because of his great talent as a performer.

He said: "I'll probably get in trouble for saying this, but Olly is probably one of my favourite artists to work with.

"He is going to be around and be a world class entertainer, he is still very young and has a long way to go.

"I see Olly doing Vegas at some point, he's a great guy."

This article is from 2015.


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