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Michael Bublé performed at the Key Arena on Saturday, April 3, 2010.
The deal: Canadian crooner Michael Bublé is on his "Crazy Love" tour sponsored

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Live Review: White Wine Drinkers Love Michael Bublé, 40-Year-Olds' Justin Bieber

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Michael Bublé performed at the Key Arena on Saturday, April 3, 2010.
The deal: Canadian crooner Michael Bublé is on his "Crazy Love" tour sponsored exclusively by Nordstrom.

Why it's a big deal: As a DJ on KISS 106.1 FM best put it, Bublé is like Justin Bieber for 40-year-olds. They go nuts over his good looks, expensive suits, and jazzy love songs.

The crowd: Holy estrogen! (Mostly) white middle-aged women clutching plastic cups of white wine and designer purses.

Who I took: A fetus. Aka my 22-year-old sister. She is a huge fan that doesn't fit into the singer's main demographic.

The man himself: Bublé is a charmer. He regaled the audience for almost two hours with all his hits, personal anecdotes, and plenty of Seattle references, even claiming it as his "second home."

The show: It started off much like Phantom of the Opera, with a full-blown orchestra and opera music, but later slowed down with an acoustic rendition of his popular song "Home."

Highlight: Bublé noted that fans assume he grew up listening to Frank Sinatra, but that his no. 1 inspiration has always been Michael Jackson. He then launched into a tribute performance ("Billy Jean") that showcased his own moonwalking and crotch grabbing skills.

WTF moment: Bublé claimed to be a big fan of the Mariners, in part to his home country Canada lacking any good baseball teams. (Um, I don't know how well you follow baseball Michael, but the Mariners ain't that great either.)

Encore: Following an explosion of confetti and fireworks, Bublé performed "Feeling Good," "Me and Mrs. Jones," and "A Song for You."

"I'll come back a million times more if you will have me," he said before exiting the stage. The fans went nuts.

My sister's take: "Doesn't he seem like the nicest guy ever? I wish Michael Bublé was our dad."

My take: Give me a fucking break. Bublé is not that old. I disagree with her sentiment there, but I certainly can vouch after Saturday night that there's plenty of legitimate reasons why women, yes even young ones, love him.

 
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