Michael Buble: Christmas comes early courtesy of swing king at Odyssey
It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Odyssey Arena when the king of swing, Michael Buble took to the stage for the first of three sell-out concerts last night.
His huge fanbase was not left disappointed as the Canadian crooner delivered an early Christmas present with some of his classics, festive favourites from his Christmas album and new material from his To Be Loved album.
And just hours after Buble posted a preview on his Instagram account yesterday for concert goers of him singing White Christmas - as if by magic snow began to fall across Northern Ireland.
He had written: "Tonight from my dressing room in Northern Ireland we have just a wee bit of 'White Christmas' for you!"
Little did he know that areas including Glengormley and Omagh were covered in snow.
During his stay in Belfast he managed to take time out of his busy schedule to visit some local restaurants including Made in Belfast, according to fans who spotted him there.
He also made a trip to see Santa in the Titanic.
The singing star posted a picture of himself sitting on Father Christmas' knee - holding a copy of the naughty list.
No doubt his legion of female fans will be hoping he lives up to his naughty but nice reputation during his three nights on stage here.
Such was the demand for tickets for the sell-out concerts that they were trading on the internet for as much as £250.
One Buble fan tweeted last night: "Michael Buble is in Belfast for three nights! God what I wouldn't give for a ticket".
The multi-award winning artist has sold 45 million albums during his decade-long career.
Another fan, Rebecca McKee, who was at last night's concert posted on Twitter: "On my way to the @OdysseyArena in Belfast to see Michael Buble! You have no idea how excited I am! Dream come true to see him live!" One woman stated on Instagram "Michael's show the best I have ever seen. Bravo".
Helz Belz posted on Twitter: "Loving your concert in Belfast".
With two more sell-out performances tonight and tomorrow night, no doubt Buble fever will continue to grip Northern Ireland.
And for anyone who missed Buble in Belfast, his annual Christmas Songbook will be aired on Channel 5 on December 23 at 7.50pm.