REVIEW: CHRISTINA BIANCO – ME, MYSELF AND EVERYONE ELSE (Hippodrome Casino) ★★★★★
YouTube sensation Christina Bianco went viral a few years back when a video of her performing Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse Of The Heart in multiple celebrity voices, broke the Internet. Her YouTube channel has now had more than 23 million video views! Christina was catapulted into the limelight being flown all around the globe to appear on TV shows like Ellen and The Paul O’Grady Show. She even got the opportunity to perform the song in front of Bonnie Tyler herself!
Since then, Christina has been touring the world with her musical comedy impression shows and has just completed an extensive tour of the U.K where she played to packed out audiences night after night. I went along to catch her final London show at the Hippodrome Casino and to see what her new show Me, Myself and Everyone Else was all about.
The first half of this show is brand new material, featuring Music from films
(in the voices of those who made them famous), an A-Z of impressions (cleverly split up into segments to avoid it becoming too long) and more personal moments where we learn about the woman behind the voices. A hilarious number called Short people touches on the trials that affect a person of 4ft 11″ whilst also clearing up the question she gets most often asked “are you technically a midget”. Christina’s favourite person to impersonate is Celine Dion and she gives a very moving musical tribute to her in her own voice.
Act two gives us the hit songs and impressions that made Christina famous, from Total Eclipse of the Heart to Forget You and Firework, the audience gets everything they could have hoped for from coming to see her show. She even brings out her hilarious Barbra Streisand Interior Design Book (which made its first appearance back at one of her Hippodrome shows) and talks us through the weird and wonderful parts of the book, in various voices.
Christina Bianco has out done herself with her new show Me, Myself and Everyone Else. It is perfectly structured, with all the fan favourites people would want to see, whilst also giving a more personal look into her own life. This is one show not to be missed.
Reviewed by West End Wilma
For more information about Christina visit www.christinabianco.com