Jade and Elly are keyed up for great mu­si­cal mem­o­ries

The Weekend Post - - News - ALI­CIA NALLY ali­cia.nally@news.com.au

JADE Thomas is not sure how she will re­act if Sir El­ton John plays his sen­ti­men­tal sin­gle

Your Song tonight, but there could pos­si­bly be tears.

Sir El­ton’s mu­sic has touched mil­lions and for Ms Thomas, her mother and sis­ter, Elly, his Once in a Life­time con­cert in Cairns will bring back plenty of mem­o­ries.

Ms Thomas’ par­ents loved the 2001 movie Moulin Rouge, in which star Ewan McGre­gor sings a ren­di­tion of Your Song.

From that mo­ment the Thomas sis­ters were hooked on the Bri­tish pop star’s songs.

“We still watch that movie. I don’t know what will hap­pen when it comes on, I think we’ll

all just sing and try not to cry. I think it’ll be re­ally good.

“Rocket Man is al­ways a good one too. I’m sure El­ton John will be crank­ing in the lounge room be­fore we leave for the con­cert. That’s usu­ally our pre­con­cert stan­dard.”

Jade is also a fan of Busby Marou so plans to ar­rive early to find a good spot to stand.

“I don’t know if I’m dress­ing up yet. I was so ex­cited to get tick­ets. I think I was on the com­puter a half an hour ear­lier, and I didn’t think I’d get some,” she said. “We don’t get a lot of recog­ni­tion up here so I’m re­ally happy El­ton is play­ing here.

“It’s usu­ally us who are trav­el­ling to them.

“It’s re­ally good he’s com­ing to a small town.”

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