Donny and Marie Osmond have ended their 11-year Las Vegas residency on an emotional note. Back in 2008, the pair would agree to a six-week contract with the Flamingo Las Vegas to play at their theater. However, it would do so well that it continued being extended until it turned into an 11-year residency. However, it has finally come to a close after so many years.
This past weekend, the duo would close out the show for the last time. It was nothing short of emotional. However, the two fought through their emotions like professionals and performed the hits that the audience came there for. Bravo!
Donny & Marie Osmond conclude the residency on an emotional note
Donny delivers a short intro before closing out the show for good with “May Tomorrow Be A Perfect Day.” “I don’t know how I’m going to get through this,” he says. He is so overcome with emotion, it even begins to affect Marie. Donny can barely get through the song without choking up in tears and has to stop for a moment.
Marie says to her backing band, “I’m gonna miss you guys the most.” According to Yahoo, Marie would later say to her brother, “He can say all he wants about the crew and everything else, but I’m going to miss you. I love you.” Donny replies that he’s going to miss her, too, and then to lighten the mood, Marie says, “I’ll see you at Christmas.”
The last show, in particular, was in high-demand
The curtain would close on the siblings sharing a warm embrace. Donny is 62 next month and Marie is 60. They also both have other projects going on. So, there is speculation that this may have been the last time we’ll see the original Osmonds together for a ticketed show. This speculation is due to the fact that typically after long-time residencies, those groups or artists tend to throw the towel in.
Marie reveals that she needed to purchase tickets for the show a month in advance to give them to her close friends and The Talk production team. That’s how popular this show was! Not to mention, tickets were up for resale going for three to four times the ticket cost the day of the last show. Check out the video below detailing the last few moments of the show, including their embrace!
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Well we made it over the finish line and I only limped a little!! 😂♥️ Last night as ‘Donny and Marie’ we sang together again but this time was for the last time. I’m not losing him, we are, after all, still brother and sister and I’ll see him at Christmas😂 But ‘Donny and Marie’ will be different now. Change is a good reminder that it’s the only thing in life that IS consistent. 😉 But this is one of those times when it isn’t easy to move forward without tears. The Flamingo was exactly the “stay at home job” I needed and Donny and I both felt God’s hand in everything we did. During this time I literally got my life back on track. I was a single mom with 8 kids and a lot of baggage – along with their broken hearts to heal. Performing with Donny provided stability for my children by not traveling and for the first time I felt peace. I could be a mom and still do what I loved with someone I trusted, my brother Donny – I love you Donny! Thank you for being my big brother♥️ I believe one of the main reasons Heavenly Father put us back to together was to have support for my children when my son Michael passed. We found strength from family and our new family of friends @FlamingoVegas My greatest gift was remarrying the love of my life Steve Craig. Also four of our children got married and I became a grandmother.🥰. Another huge blessing in my life was reuniting with dear friends and managment team Greg and Darla Sperry. Then there are the fans! You have been such a blessing in my life and I have God to thank for that.But I’m not a new person as I go forward, just more refined…. like silver: “For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried” (Psalms 66:10) … I love the analogy of silver being refined. Go to my Facebook page for the analogy of this story and more or MarieOsmond.com #SundayMessage So: May tomorrow be a perfect day. May you find love and laughter along the way. May God keep you in his tender care Till he brings us together again! I love you all….. Make sure you tune in to @thetalkcbs tomorrow (Monday) to go behind-the-scenes of our last day at @flamingovegas