What a singer! What a voice! What a performer! OH WHAT A SHOW!
She's unbelievable! She's gorgeous! She has an amazing voice, tons of energy, and carries the crowd with ease. She is the real deal!
Her energy at the Colorado State Fair was contagious and her voice range was exceptional. Together her band created the winning formula that made her easily shine, as she sizzled through the opener, "One Night."
Stoking an all-girl funky attitude she sang "When God-Fearin' Women Get The Blues" and you knew the show was on! The Colorado State Fair was heating up! Next up - "Wild Angels", then "My Baby Loves Me".
With an infusion of old and new she introduced her latest hit "I"m Gonna Love You Through It" - a song about cancer. As a spectator you can sense the presence of a personal conviction and connection between her vocals and her lyrics.
She definitely seems to have an emotional investment in her delivery. Everyone could feel it, as evidenced by the audience reaction.
Switching up the mood she sang "Independence Day," and that got the crowd singing along and cheering. It ended with confetti everywhere. Yet it was songs like "Help Me Make It Through The Night," and "Lean On Me" that gave Martina's voice ample opportunities to shine.
A pivotal moment in the concert came midway during the show when she sang “A Broken Wing,” an achingly beautiful ballad. Her powerful voice was so outstanding as she sang that song that it brought about a standing ovation. Seriously, unless you were wheelchair bound, you were on your feet. The thunderous applause and foot stomping went on for several minutes. It was obvious she was touched by the crowds reaction. "I think this just might be the loudest thing I've ever heard" she said, as she humbly thanked everyone.
Equally moving were the powerful ballads "Anywhere," and "Whatever It Takes". Both note perfect and brilliantly performed and both favorites of mine! There were also plenty of fun, uptempo moments too, especially during "Teenage Daughters' (which she co-wrote), "This One's For The Girls" and Wrong Baby Wrong".
The setlist for the night was:
One Night, When God Fearin' Women Get The Blues, Wild Angels, My Baby Loves Me, I'm Gonna Love You Through It, Lean On Me (Bill Withers cover), Wrong Baby Wrong, Help Me Make It Through The Night (Kris Kristofferson cover), Teenage Daughters, Anyway, This One's For The Girls, Love's The Only House/Blessed, Summer Of 69 (Bryan Adam's cover), Whatever You Say, A Broken Wing and Independence Day
The encore... Don't Stop Believing (Journey cover) And last but not least... Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benatar cover)
You don't have to be a country music fan to see one of her shows. Trust me you will easily fall in love with her. She really is a performer who stands in a class all her own. She shines on stage and puts you in a happy place.
She is a true professional who happens to be incredibly talented.
Her music is powerful, uplifting and beautiful, and when she sings you can't help but be effected by it. Martina's 10th studio ablum called "Shine" is due out soon.
See a show for yourself and you too will be saying "Oh What A Show!