Kylie Minogue & Rufus Wainwright Perform Together In NY


Aussie pop queen Kylie Minogue and US piano queen Rufus Wainwright performed together in NY this weekend at a benefit concert at the Hamptons Watermill Center. Kylie and Rufus dueted on a string of hit songs together, including Kylie’s mega-hit songs The Locomotion, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head and her new single All The Lovers. Here are a few photos of Kylie and Rufus on stage together and some deets from the benefit concert:

Kylie Minogue took to the stage with singer Rufus Wainwright for an unusual performance at a charity event in New York on Saturday night. The pop star sang at the benefit show at the Hamptons Watermill Center and thrilled the star-studded audience, including Mark Ronson and Anjelica Huston, by duetting on a variety of her hits including Can’t Get You Out of My Head. The pair also performed If I Loved You from musical Carousel, before Wainwright closed the show with an emotional rendition of Over the Rainbow, which he dedicated to his late mother, folk singer Kate McGarrigle, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.

As amazing as these photos are … it’s the performances that you really have to see to appreciate the awesomeness of this pairing. After the jump, check out video from Saturday night’s performance of Kylie and Rufus dueting on The Locomotion, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, All The Lovers and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Ahhhhh!! I’m dying. This concert sounds like … gay heaven. Like, when gays die they immediately pop up in the audience of a concert performed by Kylie Minogue and Rufus Wainwright. How fun was this show?! I would’ve loved to have been in the audience for this one. Perhaps when Kylie brings her Les Folies Tour 2011 to the US next year she will invite Rufus on stage with her again? Maybe he can open? I love these vid clips … don’t you?

[Photo credit: Wireimage; Source]

  • Rusty

    Rufus Wainwright isn’t a “US piano queen” — he’s Canadian, just for the record.

    • @Rusty — His mother was Canadian, his father is American. He was born in the US, raised in Canada.

  • Dana

    I wonder if he’s letting people clap during his shows again.

    • @Dana — Rufus only requests no applause for the first part of his show, intended to be a separate experience from the second part of the show. It’s not a big deal, actually.

  • Em

    Totally agree with you Trent, would have loved to see this one! (although not gay, still heaven ;-)

  • Shazzer

    I wish I knew about this! Awesome!

  • dood

    after seeing him butcher judy’s carnegie material @ hollywood bowl, i’d imagine the no-applause-at-first rule is to be in control of not getting any anyway…toward the end of the show, folks might be grateful its almost over