Former teen idol releases his 65th album titled ‘Start Again’
Donny Osmond has been a fixture in Hollywood for more than six decades and the achievement hasn’t been lost on the iconic artist.
While promoting his first solo residency at Harrah’s in Las Vegas, Osmond told Granthshala News that the key to long-term success in the entertainment industry has been “reinvestment.”
“It’s all about reinvestment, if you want a long career, you can’t rest on your laurels,” advises Osmond, 63. “We are all starting again. Even in this pandemic situation. We are all starting again, finding different ways of doing things. We are not perfect. We make mistakes but it doesn’t matter.” Doesn’t matter… start again.”
The former teen idol said that he thought and thought a lot about what makes his new Sin City show different from others. Osmond previously performed in Las Vegas with his sister Marie Osmond for 11 years. The final show of brothers and sisters was in 2019.
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“It’s totally different from the ‘Donnie & Mary’ show because on this show I set out to do the entire six-decade career in ninety minutes… How do I start and tell the story of six decades in ninety minutes? So I do it for ten minutes. I do this rap and it’s this very Hamilton-ish kind of thing where everything is set to a rhyme. It all started in Utah. I was four years old…” he hinted Gave.
The singer admitted that he still gets butterflies on stage. “If you have butterflies you don’t care and if you don’t care, go out of business,” he reasoned.
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Osmond further spoke about how the show would keep him on his toes as every night there is an improv segment where he would request the audience.
“Any song I’ve ever recorded on an album [is fair game], “he said. “We don’t know what’s going to happen. It changes every night.”
Alongside his residency, Osmond is releasing his 65th album titled “Start Again”, which he describes as “the story of my life and the experiences I went through.”
He continued, “This is the album I’ve worked hard on. I started it three years ago and wrote over 40 songs and then narrowed it down to my favorite 12.”
Granthshala’s Ashley Dworkin contributed to this report.