Spanish balladeer Julio Iglesias performs in Israel

September 10th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Jerusalem , September 10 (ANI): Spanish balladeer Julio Iglesias recently gave his first performance in Israel since 1998.

The show was the first of the two concerts at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv and the 65-year-old was dressed in his trademark sleek black suit, vest and tie.

The concert titled “Julio Iglesias in Concert” had a five-piece band, a trio of back-up singers and two ballroom dancers to accompany him on stage.

The crooner belted out some of the crowd’s favorite numbers like “Natalie,” “Mi Amor” and “Fools Rush In.”

And in relation to the conflict in the region, he said: “understands your feelings and your fight,” the Jerusalem Post reports.

He even told the audience that his mother was Jewish and quipped that he himself was “Jewish from the waist up.”

Igleslias went on to mention his past Israeli girlfriends from his first trip to Israel in 1974 to the cheer of the audience.

In between songs he advised the proper dosage of Viagra for sexual vitality and how he “makes love” with his songs on stage. (ANI)

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