You may have seen Lindsey Stirling and her “hip-hop” violin playing on America’s Got Talent (NBC) as an up and coming performer or even seen her come back and perform on AGT this year as part of the Finale’s Performers. She has become a household name from AGT and by also venturing into Dancing With The Stars (ABC) as a constant as well. But until you see her live, you don’t grasp the level of her talent.
Performing at Bloomington, Illinois’ Grossinger Motors Arena to a packed house, full of a range of ages from young children to adults, Lindsey brought her The Wanderland tour to Bloomington featuring songs from her Christmas album Warmer In Winter.
Lindsey’s dancers entertained the audience pre-show by dancing and inviting audience members to dance with them, getting selfies with the dancers, and some laughs along the way. Some audience members even were brought onstage for some hijinx.
Lindsey’s, The Wanderland provided a great mix of classic Christmas music along with some of Lindsey’s own Christmas songs. The show started off with the fun cover of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas,” “Christmas C’mon,” and “Let It Snow” while dancing and playing the violin. Her background dancer’s helped provide the Christmas atmosphere.
Lindsey spoke of her time on reality television and only having learned how to dance at the age of 23, something you would not have guessed by her stunning display of dancing while playing the violin.
She captivated the audience when speaking of difficult times during preparing for a tour and her run on Dancing With The Stars. She doesn’t hold back on professing her faith and how that has helped her through difficult times. Bloomington’s audience was thoroughly enthralled by Lindsey’s testimony, so much so that you could hear a pin drop while she was speaking.
Not all of the show was serious, in fact, most of it was entertaining and light-hearted. She and her bandmates (Drew Steen, drums and percussion and Kit Nolan, keyboards, guitar) played on tiny child-size instruments. She played a tiny violin used for very young, beginner violist.
Lindsey ended her set with “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and the encore, “I Wander As I Wander” as a tribute to her The Wanderland Tour.