January 16, 2018

Last night, overlooking the spectacular Sydney Harbour at the iconic Sydney Opera House, hundreds of Nova listeners, guests and genuine fans watched in awe as British superstar Sam Smith brought the house down at Nova’s Red Room.

In his second appearance in Nova’s Red Room, the crowd roared as Sam Smith took to the stage and kicked off his set with his hit single ‘I’m Not The Only One’ followed by ‘Midnight Train’ and ‘One Last Song’.

In between his songs Sam Smith mesmerized the audience as he shared personal, heartfelt stories about how his love-life and his struggles with stardom have contributed to his music.

Everyone was upstanding as Sam Smith kicked it up a notch with ‘Like I Can’ then the audience fell silent and watched on in awe as he sang ‘Burning’, ‘Palace’, ‘Latch’ and ‘Pray’.

In what is being described by guests as “magical”, Sam Smith closed out his set with ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’.

The red carpet was buzzing with local celebrities including, Australian actress Jessica Marais, Home & Away’s Ada Nicodemou and Sam Frost, smoothfm & Channel Seven’s Melissa Doyle, Richard Wilkins and Channel Ten’s Natarsha Belling, along with Erin Holland, Georgia Love and the Stenmark brothers.

NOVA Entertainment executives in attendance included NOVA Entertainment’s CEO Cathy O’Connor, Group Programme Director Paul Jackson, Chief Marketing & Digital Officer Tony Thomas, Sydney General Manager Luke Minto. Other high profile guests included CEO of the Rabbitohs, Blake Solly, Alan Joyce CEO of Qantas, EMI Music Australia’s Darryl Bailey, Channel Seven’s Creative Director Graham Donald and Channel Nine’s CFO Greg Barnes.

Hosted by Nova’s Greg Burns, Sam Smith was the second artist to perform in Nova’s Red Room for 2018 following on from British legend, Liam Gallagher, who performed last week in an intimate show at The Lair in Sydney’s Metro Theatre.

The entire performance of Nova’s Red Room with Sam Smith will be replayed across the Nova Network at 8pm tonight (Tuesday 16 January).