Amy Winehouse: ‘This feels like the first night’

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Star impresses in Glasgow after Birmingham boos

Amy Winehouse made a well-received return to the stage at Glasgow‘s Barrowlands venue last night (November 16).

The star had previously been booed by the crowd and left the stage in a temper on Wednesday (November 14) at the Birmingham’s NIA.

Last night the troubled singer seemed relaxed and thanked the Scottish crowd for their positive reaction.

Taking the stage at 21:30 GMT, fifteen minutes after her planned stage time, Winehouse was greeted by huge applause and repeated chants of her name. Although she seemed nervous at first, opening songs ‘Addicted’ and ‘Just Friends’ were did not suffer from the slurred lyrics and poor timing which had dogged her last set.

The reaction seemed to buoy Winehouse, and she relaxed as the gig progressed. ‘Rehab’, ‘Back To Black’ and ‘Me and Mr Jones’, plus covers of Lauren Hill‘s ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’ and Sam Cooke‘s ‘Cupid’ were delivered confidently, although Winehouse did share a laugh with the audience when she forgot the first line of ‘You Know I’m No Good’.

“I might not be able to be with my Blake at the minute,” she said before the closing ‘Valerie’, in reference to her husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who is currently incarcerated on a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice. “But let me tell you something, my husband is the best man in the world.”

Winehouse ended her set by paying tribute to the crowd.

She said: “Thank you so much for having us. I mean it, and I’m sorry I was late.”

Amy Winehouse‘s tour continues tonight (November 17), with a second set at the Glasgow Barrowlands.