Latitude Festival 2017: Katherine Jenkins proves she knows how to make an entrance

Katherine Jenkins serenaded the crowds at Latitude on Sunday morning. Picture: Paul John Bayfield

Katherine Jenkins serenaded the crowds at Latitude on Sunday morning. Picture: Paul John Bayfield - Credit: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD

Katherine Jenkins is one of the few artists who could look perfectly picturesque gliding towards the Waterfront Stage at Latitude Festival.

Katherine Jenkins serenaded the crowds at Latitude on Sunday morning. Picture: Paul John Bayfield

Katherine Jenkins serenaded the crowds at Latitude on Sunday morning. Picture: Paul John Bayfield - Credit: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD

The Welsh beauty made the entrance of the Festival as she was punted across the lake in the centre of Henham Park, singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.

The 37-year-old was wearing a stunning backless ball down, and was adorned with small white flowers in her hair.

Huge crowds gathered as the classical singer introduced a song she told the crowds was 'close to her heart,' before launching into a rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

What was also unusual to see was quite how much the singer spoke to her audience, in between every one or two songs she chatted to the crowds gathered along the banks, giving insight into the stories behind her song choices.

Katherine Jenkins serenaded the crowds at Latitude on Sunday morning. Picture: Paul John Bayfield

Katherine Jenkins serenaded the crowds at Latitude on Sunday morning. Picture: Paul John Bayfield - Credit: PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD


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Perhaps her most surprising set list choice was a cover of Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson's Symphony which topped the charts this year, providing contrast with her more traditional opera pieces.

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