Siti Nurhaliza wows award-winning songwriter

Siti Nurhaliza wows award-winning songwriter

BY: Patrick Beech

Malaysia’s Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza received a standing ovation after her powerful rendition of Jennifer Rush's The Power Of Love at the David Foster and Friends Live in Asia Tour concert at the Mega Star Arena, recently.

Foster, the world-renowned composer, was as spellbound while he accompanied her on the piano.

He spontaneously requested another Celine Dion hit, All By Myself, as an encore much to the delight of the approximately 3,000 audience.

The charity concert was organised by the Prihatin Nasional Foundation (Prihatin).

"She has a beautiful voice, I love her,” said Foster, 73, who has won 16 Grammy awards, including three for Best Producer of the Year.

Among the famous international singers in the lineup were Michael Bolton, Peabo Bryson, Loren Allref, and Katharine McPhee, who performed a repertoire of the Canadian songwriter’s chart toppers.

The two-hour concert treated the audience to more than 15 chart toppers written by Forster, such as, When A Man Loves A Woman, Beauty And The Beast, If Ever You’re In My Arms Again, Can You Stop The Rain, and Cry Me A River.