An Aberdeen singer who performed in front of 18,000 people at a world-famous venue has said he would love to go back to the Las Vegas arena.
Sam Stephen headlined the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the Arbonne International Grand Awards Ceremony – the second time he has taken to the stage at the prestigious event.
The cosmetic company’s event was attended by business leaders and industry experts from around the world.
Sam spent several weeks in Chicago prior to the event mastering the song Pure Joy, which he premiered at the international show.
The 26-year-old said it was a proud moment in his career so far, given all the famous faces who had performed on the same stage.
He said: “It was such a great experience to perform at the MGM Grand again.
“I was asked last year, so to be asked back again was really nice and it is something I will always remember doing. It makes me so proud to be up on that big stage.
“The first year I performed I was walking backstage and saw so many pictures of previous artists that too had performed there – Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston and Elvis to name a few.
“I’m just a normal guy from Aberdeen who had a big dream, so it was very surreal and something I would love to do again if I was asked again.”
The former Oldmachar Academy pupil shot to fame when he appeared on the talent show Grease in 2007, and has since set up children’s performing arts company Pepela, based in Westhill.
Sam said the project is a great way to give back to the community he was brought up in.
He said: “Going to sing in places like Las Vegas and the West End in London is great but it is important to give something back and that’s why I set up Pepela.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to take back all the things I have learned in my career to Aberdeen. To help motivate and inspire a new generation of performers.”