Tami Neilson talks fan-girl moments with Anika Moa - and even tries to out-sing her

She's been described as having "a great big canyon of a voice", and now Tami Neilson's back in the country after an international tour.

As a child, Neilson was in family band The Neilsons, touring with artists like Johnny Cash.

Ever the superstar, she even had the nerve to try and out-sing Seven Sharp guest host Anika Moa.

To hear Neilson's impressive set of pipes - and her ultimate fan-girl moment - click on the video above.


Nielsen is back from a smash overseas tour where her stunning voice has been turning heads. Source: Seven Sharp



Watch: Auckland, Australia? Kendrick Lamar commits cardinal sin during epic NZ gig

One of hip hop's biggest stars, Kendrick Lamar, made an unforgivable geographical blunder at his show last night when he gave a shout out to being in "Auckland, Australia".

In the age of smart phones Lamar's mistake was inevitably caught on camera.

"We done had a lot of shows you know, but something told me that I can't wait to get to (expletive) Auckland, Australia you dig that?" he said while performing at Auckland's Spark Arena.

Some of the crowd appeared to catch the blunder, sending boos in the rapper's direction.

Lamar stepped out of a Les Mills with a large entourage and was gracious enough to stop for fans. Source: 1 NEWS

The US rap superstar was spotted posing for pictures with some lucky fans after emerging from a workout in an Auckland gym today.

Lamar stepped out of Les Mills on Victoria Street in Auckland's CBD this afternoon with a large entourage and was gracious enough to stop for fans.

The King Kunta hit-maker was working out after his energetic show.

He is performing again tonight as part of the New Zealand leg of The Damn tour that also travelled to Dunedin.

Lamar is currently at the height of his powers, his latest album DAMN having won the Grammy Award for Best Album and the Pulitzer Prize for Music this year.

The shining star of hip hop was brilliant on stage last night, except for one little thing. Source: Seven Sharp

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Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel's 100th Madison Square Garden concert

Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night (local time).

Joel told the energetic crowd he had a guest coming onstage who has won a Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Springsteen emerged, surprising the feverish and fanatic audience, who loudly cheered "BRUCE."

"Congratulations Billy on your 100th show," Springsteen yelled.

"Ready, Billy?" he asked, as Joel began to play while sitting at the piano.

Springsteen encouraged the crowd to cheer louder and then sang "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out." He jumped onto Joel's piano — making it on his second try — and sat on it while Joel played and the piano slowly spun. Springsteen then rocked his guitar for "Born to Run."

Joel, 69, and Springsteen, 68, hugged after their two-song performance, and The Boss kissed Joel on his head as he walked offstage.

A banner celebrating Joel's 100th performance at MSG rose to the ceiling near the top of the two-hour-plus concert. Joel started performing a monthly residency at the arena in 2014. No artist has performed at the famed venue more than Joel.

"Good evening to you New York City," said Joel, whose 2-year-old daughter, Della Rose Joel, sat on his lap. "I want to thank you all for coming to our show."

Joel was excited throughout his set, going from piano to harmonica to guitar. He put on his sunglasses while he passionately sang "New York State of Mind" and twirled his microphone stand in the air and danced happily after singing "Uptown Girl."

He said he had to think of a special song to sing to celebrate his new milestone, and then performed "This Is the Time."

"Maybe it'll hit me later," he said of his new feat.