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Monday, October 05, 2009

Kylie Minogue Does The Hollywood Bowl, Unveils 'Better Than Today'

Needless to say, the Kylie Minogue show at the Hollywood Bowl here in Los Angeles last night was mind-blowing. She opened with "Light Years" and, two hours later, wrapped up her encore with "Better The Devil You Know" and a lounge-y, almost a cappella rendition of "I Should Be So Lucky."

The Beatles, Elton John and the Rolling Stones have all played the Hollywood Bowl—and it's where I saw Depeche Mode in August and Diana Ross last year—and just before her last song, Kylie said, "Playing at the Bowl is just beyond words. I can't believe I'm standing on hallowed ground. And if I think about it too long I'll get far too emotional."

Here are clips of show opener "Light Years," where she was lowered out of the cieling on a giant metallic skull (watch at 1:40 in, when the camera zooms out), and brand new song from her next album called "Better Than Today":

She did a really rad medley of "Shocked," "What Do I Have To Do" and "Spinning Around." And I have to say, it was beyond awesome that she performed a true-to-the-original—if not extended—version of "Better The Devil You Know."

I would have thought she'd have belted out "On A Night Like This" or "The One," but those were the only major omissions I can think of.

And, really, it didn't matter anyway. Wow-wow-wow-wow.

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