Go away, little girl: Donny Osmond is going solo.
Osmond and Caesars Entertainment announced Friday that the singer will headline “Donny in Vegas” at Harrah’s on the Las Vegas Strip, KSNV reported.
The multiyear solo residency for Osmond, 62, begins Aug. 31, 2021, in the Harrah’s Showroom, according to KVVU.
Osmond is scheduled to alternate weeks with the Righteous Brothers during his residency, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Osmond previously headlined a residency for 11 years with his sister, Marie Osmond, at the Flamingo, another Caesars property, KSNV reported. That run of “Donny and Marie” shows in Las Vegas ended Nov. 19, 2019, the television station reported. The siblings also had their own show, “Donny & Marie” a weekly one-hour variety show, that ran from 1975 to 1979.
Donny Osmond has been a performer for nearly 60 years, joining his older brothers as part of the Osmond Brothers when he was 5 years old. The brothers appeared on “The Andy Williams Show” and then had a string of hits during the early 1970s as The Osmonds, including 1971′s No. 1 hit, “One Bad Apple,” and three other Top-10 hits from 1971 to 1974.
For his solo gig, Donny Osmond said he plans to sample songs from his entire career. He told the Review-Journal that the show will not be geared only for “Puppy Lovers,” referring to his first solo hit. It also will evoke memories of Osmond’s winning performance in 2009 with Kym Johnson on “Dancing With the Stars,” and his appearance on “The Masked Singer,” where he appeared as a peacock and reached the finals.
Osmond also used his voice for the character of Shang in the 1998 animated Disney movie, “Mulan.”
“If you look at who will come to my shows, it’s really across the board,” Osmond told the Review-Journal. “When people come to a concert, they say, ‘I want to hear the hits,’ so they will. Yes, there is a new album and a lot of new music in the show. But people will hear what they came to hear, too.”