Robbie Williams performed at the 2018 World Cup opening ceremony by singing Let Me Entertain You, rather than Party Like a Russian, the 2016 single that reportedly caused a certain amount of disquiet in the titular nation.
Williams’ s stardom has been largely confined to Europe, and isn’t of the wattage it once was. Still, nothing hung around long enough to get dull – Let Me Entertain You faded into the soprano Aida Garifulina warbling on the back of a “firebird” for a few seconds before Williams returned for a snippet of Feel, befoe Garifulina joined him for, inevitably, Angels. “And through it all she offers me protectio
Robbie Williams also played Feel, “accompanied by dancers and performers with ‘bird-kites’”.