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Ronan Keating to headline World Laureus Awards

Irish singer set to join star-studded audience in Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace on Monday night

Ronan Keating to headline World Laureus Awards
Ronan Keating performs during a private reception in Geneva in January. The singer will perform to an audience of celebrities at Emirates Palace on February 7 (Getty Images)

Ex-boy band singer Ronan Keating is set to perform to a star-studded audience of celebrities at Emirates Palace on Monday night.

Irish-born Keating, who has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, will be headlining the Laureus World Sports Awards when they return to Abu Dhabi next week.

Attending the ceremony, hosted by Oscar-winning movie star Kevin Spacey, will be football legend Sir Bobby Charlton, skateboarder Tony Hawk and world surfing champion Kelly Slater.

Among those nominated for awards are tennis star Kim Clijsters, boxer Manny Pacquiao, Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel and snowboarder Shaun White.

“I’m a big sports fan and it’s just great to be able to attend the Laureus Awards for the first time and to be able to sing for such a special audience,” Keating said.

“I will be cheering for all the winners. I know what a big night it will be for them.”

Proceeds from the awards help fund the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which has raised more than €40m for community sports projects around the world.

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Sasha Brand 8 years ago

scraping the bottom of the barrel with Ronan!

Cletus 8 years ago

Any idea on which ADMC channel will this be broadcast? And, also what time (GMT) will it commence?