Donny and Marie Osmond performed the final show at their Las Vegas residency Saturday night, “ending a truly magical run in a city that has become a hodgepodge of top-line musical acts,” according to People magazine.
The Osmonds performed despite the heavy and heartbreaking emotions of the final night.
Here are some insights from People magazine reporter Mark Gray, who attended the final show:
“I don’t know how I’m going to get through this,” Donny Osmond reportedly said as he and Marie finished off their run with “May Tomorrow Be A Perfect Day.”
“I’m gonna miss you guys the most,” Marie Osmond told the band behind her.
The brother and sister duo also acknowledged each other.
“He can say all he wants about the crew and everything else, but I’m going to miss you. I love you,” Marie Osmond said about her brother.
“I’m going to miss you, too,” he replied.
She said back, “I’ll see you at Christmas.”
The curtain closed.
After the show, Donny Osmond took to Twitter to express his support for the fans and his family.
- “I want to express my deepest thanks to everyone who came to see the show during our 11-year run here in Vegas,” Donny wrote. “You’ve traveled from all over the world to see us perform. We feel and sincerely appreciate your loyal support.”
Marie Osmond also shared a post.
- “Last night as ‘Donny and Marie’ we sang together again but this time was for the last time,” she captioned her post. “I’m not losing him, we are, after all, still brother and sister and I’ll see him at Christmas.”
- ”But ‘Donny and Marie’ will be different now,” she continued. “Change is a good reminder that it’s the only thing in life that IS consistent. 😉 But this is one of those times when it isn’t easy to move forward without tears.”