Despite slightly resembling a Gollywog at the beginning of his career, I think it is safe to say that now, a few years on, he has well and truly blossomed; to say the least.
With arms that literally take your breath away, perfect golden brown skin that glistens like the sunshine and a smile that lights up his whole entire face, I suppose you could say that I have developed yet another embarrassing celebrity crush.
This time though, even I was somewhat taken by surprise.
It seemed as though that young, lost little boy who once had us all a little confused, had almost magically turned into a man, in what seemed to be the blink of an eye. A man who had become so confident and so sure of himself, that you just couldn’t help but fall a little bit in love.
Sure, he had the voice of an angel, but standing there on that stage just metres away, I can honestly say that his voice was not the only thing holding my attention. Let’s just say that boy has rhythm and my goodness, can he dance.
The highlight though, which I suppose you could say is one of the perks of having front row seats, would have to have been the world renowned ‘hand touch’. Now, while he did happen to lean out and touch me; not once, not twice, but three times, it would have to have been the way that he touched my Mumma that was the most special of them all. So soft, so gentle and so genuine, it was almost as though he had chosen her from the crowd.
Needless to say, he well and truly made her night and while mine was about to be made by a lovely little drummer who was heading over to hand me his very last drumstick from the evening, it seemed that an elderly lady of what appeared to be Asian decent, obviously had other plans. There he was, reaching out toward me and there she was, almost ripping it from my hands.
On the plus side though, at the very least, there was still a lesson learned; appearances can quite often be misleading. Just because they may look to be elderly and innocent, does not always mean that is the case.
So Mrs Drumstick thief, while you may have won this round, next time, I will be ready.