Donny talks about reinventing his sound
Donny Osmond has fought back against critics in a new interview, saying: “I have been told so many times that I was a has-been.
“I was told I was a former teen idol. ‘That’s what you’ll always be, and you’ll never be able to break out of that shell,’ and I just don’t take no for an answer,” the 65-year-old added.
Elsewhere in the interview with Paste magazine, Donny discussed his performance on Disney’s Mulan (1998) where he sang the iconic track I’ll Make a Man Out of You.
Following his success with tracks like Puppy Love and his hit TV show Donny and Marie, he explained that the track was one of the most important songs he’s ever recorded because the lyrics are “so typical of my life” after often being told he could not do something.
And now, it seems Donny’s determination is stronger than ever after he said there’s no chance of him retiring until he has beat a record set by Elvis Presley.
He told ITV in April: “I have to go to 68 (albums) then I can beat Elvis, so that’s my goal.”
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Donny, who first achieved fame back in the mid 1960’s with his brothers in the band The Osmonds, is hitting the road in November with a UK-wide tour that will take in cities including Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow and Cardiff.
Despite working since the age of five, Donny has never had the chance to slow down. Aside from his chart success, the hitmaker has also dipped his toes in musical theatre, appearing on stage as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Gaston in Beauty and the Beast.
In recent years he’s enjoyed success on TV talent shows in the US with a stint on Dancing with the Stars in 2016 and more recently coming second place on The Masked Singer, narrowly missing out on victory to rapper and producer T-Pain.
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Discussing his longevity in an industry that’s known to be fickle he told the aforementioned outlet: “I don’t feel pressure to reinvent myself, it’s just a necessity…in order to have a long career you cannot rest on your laurels.”
He also discussed how his fans are loyal and support his reinvention.
And will he ever retire? He sounds too busy to do that, going on to say: “So many times people ask me when are you going to retire… I don’t know what retire means. I don’t want to, because as long as I’m able to get on stage and able to sing and perform and there’s an audience, I will be there”
Donny, who has traced his roots back to Wales, says the UK has always been close to his heart.
“London is my second home. I always go back to the memories of Osmondmania in the early 70s. It was hysteria on steroids,” he told the Evening Standard.
Donny Osmond’s UK tour kicks off on November 28 and he’ll play 25 dates across the UK.
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