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

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This article is from 2015.

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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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