The holiday season is filled with music and memories, and few songs are more iconic than Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas”. However, it’s often difficult to imagine a new rendition of such a classic tune. Yet, Andrea Bocelli and Reba McEntire managed to pull off a stunning version that is sure to become a timeless classic.
Despite coming from different musical backgrounds, both Bocelli and McEntire are legends in their own right. McEntire is a well-known country music icon, acclaimed for both her singing and acting skills. Meanwhile, Bocelli is a world-renowned classical musician and opera singer with a massive following.
During their duet, Bocelli shared a personal tidbit about his past, revealing that he used to be envious of Elvis’ popularity with the ladies. However, the jealousy seems to have subsided, and the Italian tenor was able to give his own unique spin to “Blue Christmas”. The song was slowed down and turned into a ballad, featuring violins and strings in place of guitars and drums.
Critics and fans alike were blown away by the pair’s rendition of the classic song. Bocelli’s powerful voice was perfectly complemented by McEntire’s harmonies, resulting in a stunning performance that did justice to the original.
The duo’s decision to perform the song live was a wise one, allowing everyone to experience the magic of their performance. The rendition is sure to become a beloved addition to many families’ holiday playlists, as they gather together to enjoy the beautiful music of the season