The TV special “One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga” aired on CBS on Sunday and has the opportunity to get the moving show on August 3 to other parts of the world.
In addition to her signature song, Bennett performed to duets with Lady Gaga, including “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Stepin ‘Out with My Baby”, as well as “Love for Sale” and “Anything Goes”.
Before Bennett took the stage, he said “New York, New York” and burst into tears when Lady Gaga paused to talk about him.
“He’s my friend. He’s my music buddy. He’s the best singer in the world. And he’s funny, New York, I trust you. So you’re cheering. You’re screaming well. You’re laughing so well. It’s good to give your soul.
Radio City Music Hall viewers blocked the bargain. Bennett received his first applause before singing a note – and amassed at least ten more throughout the night.
In the movie “Fly Me to the Moon”, the audience cheered as he uttered the line “Let me sing more”. At one point, “We love you!” The camera tapped one of the screaming spectators.
But his wife, Susan Benedetto, saw him on stage that night, his eyes twinkling and his hands outstretched toward the crowd, saying he knew everything would be alright.
“He became himself. He just turned it on. It was like a light switch,” he said in a episode aired last month of “60 Minutes.”
Dr. Gayatri Devi, Bennett’s neurologist, says that the reason is that music and performance are so deeply ingrained in the singer.
“People will respond differently based on their strength. In Tony’s case, it’s his musical memory to be an artist. It’s an intrinsic and difficult part of his brain,” Devi said in “60 Minutes.” “So, even if he doesn’t know what the day will be like, or where his apartment is, he can still move people by singing the whole set of American songbooks.”
But when he came on stage with her during the Radio City Music Hall concert, Bennett did not hesitate. “Aha,” she said as she spun around in the glittering gold gown. “Lady Gaga!”
A look of joy flashed across Lady Gaga’s face. She bent down, her head in her hands, before making another spiral.
“I had to keep it together because we had a sales show and I had a job,” Lady Gaga said “60 minutes.” “But I tell you, when I left that stage, he said ‘Lady Gaga’ and my friend looked at me and it was so special.”
“It was a tough decision for us because he was a talented actor. However it was the doctors’ order,” Danny Bennett said. “It’s not the singing aspect, but rather the journey. Look, he’s tired. Now it is being decided that doing concerts is too much for him.”
Lady Gaga Bennett’s last radio station “60 Minutes” said she heard a powerful message on the City Hall Music Hall shows.
“It’s not a sad story, it’s emotional. It’s hard to see someone change. It’s beautiful, it’s challenging, to see how it affects him in some ways, but how it does not affect him. His talent,” he said. “Things can change, and I think he really pushed for something to give to the gift world that knows you can be even more wonderful.”