Tony Bennett Charms 'Late Show' With Dreamy 'Love Is Here to Stay': Watch

Tony Bennett
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Tony Bennett on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Nov. 1, 2018.

Tony Bennett captivated The Late Show with the romantic “Love Is Here to Stay” from his album with Diana Krall of the same name on Thursday night (Nov. 1). The 92-year-old crooner's voice melted into the affectionate 1930s jazz tune, emerging both shadowy and warm: “It's very clear, our love is here to stay/ Not for a year but ever and a day/ the radio and the telephone and the movies that we know/ May just be passing fancies and in time may go," the legendary singer belted.  

“But oh my dear,” simmered Bennett as vintage photographs appeared on the screen behind him, “our love is here to stay/ Together we're going a long, long way/ In time the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble/ They're only made of clay, but our love is here to stay.”

The pianist swept up the chorus with a bluesy solo, as the bassist and drummer guided the melody along. Bennett concluded the performance by holding out the final balmy note for eleven long, glorious seconds.

Watch Bennett's enchanting Colbert performance below.


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