It has been quite a week for British soul singer Sam Smith. Firstly, Smith made his return to performing by playing a show in Thetford Forest in Cambridgeshire, England. That show was Smith’s first opportunity to check out his voice after his recovery from surgery on his vocal chords. Sam suffered a hemorrhage on his vocal chords and had to undergo surgery after resting his voice failed to resolve the problem. Smith was then unable to speak for the better part of six weeks for fear of causing scarring on his vocal chords.
Thankfully for Sam, the show went well, and the Cambridge News called the show “a post-surgery stunner.” That was just the first bit of good news for Sam and his fans. It has emerged that Sam may have a new man in his life after Smith was photographed up-close and personal with a mystery man while he watched Kylie Minogue perform at the British Summertime concerts at London’s Hyde Park.
Things got even better for Sam on Tuesday when he made his debut at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival. Prior to the show, Sam had admitted that he was frightened that his voice might not hold up to the pressures of performing, but to Smith’s credit, he overcame his fears and delighted fans at Montreux by turning in a smooth and polished performance. Sam even promised the Montreux fans that he will be back again next year.
Last night, the Sam Smith roadshow rolled on to Locarno in Switzerland where Sam was to play at the Moon and Stars Festival. Fellow soul singer John legend was also in the festival line-up last night, and Sam was able to delight his fans by calling on Legend to join him onstage. Smith and Legend thrilled fans by performing a duet of Smith’s hit song “Lay Me Down.” As fans of both Sam and John legend will know, the pair collaborated on a version of the song for this year’s Red Nose Day charity appeal.
After John legend joined Smith onstage at Locarno, it seemed that Sam was even more thrilled than the festival fans. Contact Music report that Sam took to Instagram to post a selfie of himself onstage with Legend. Sam modestly declared, “I don’t think I will ever get used to singing with my idols.”
Legend also took to Twitter to tell his 7.1 million followers that he had performed live with Sam Smith.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 8, 2015
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