‘Thriller’ returns to the Kingdom

Rachel Adedeji stars in 'Thriller Live' at the Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline.
Rachel Adedeji stars in 'Thriller Live' at the Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline.

An award-winning show featuring the music of Michael Jackson returns to Fife this week.

‘Thriller Live’ comes to Dunfermline’s Alhambra Theatre from Thursday, June 5 to Saturday, June 7.

And ahead of the Kingdom’s dates, X-Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji, who will appear for the Friday and Saturday shows took time out to speak to The Press.

“I’m excited about the show, I really can’t wait. I’m really looking forward to it. It’s brilliant to be on tour and to see all these great places, not that I would never like to visit Dunfermline, but with the tour I get to go on a regular basis to lots of nice places.

“It’s amazing and it’s an honour. Sometimes I just have to sit back and take it in.

“Performing Michael Jackson shows you’d think some one would get bored doing the same thing over and over, but not with this. I love it.

“Even if I’m not performing I’ll still be sitting front row watching the show. It’s an amazing show.”

‘Thriller Live’ brings to life the dancing and distinctive sound of Michael and the Jackson 5.

In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson sold an unparalleled 750 million records worldwide with the ‘Thriller’ album still the world’s best-selling recording of all time.

What is it about Michael’s music that Rachel thinks keeps it so popular across the world?

“I think it’s just Michael’s passion and the pasion he had and the work ethic he put in, that’s what makes me enjoy it more.

“It’s not just the sounds and the songs.

“How does one man do a two-hour show himself? We have four lead vocalists to get through just some of his hits, but he’d perform them all himself.

“It’s just phenomenal. It’s an honour to be part of such an amazing thing.

“I love to perform and sing the greatest man’s music.”

The 22-year-old has been performing since she was a child, attending various stage schools that focused on dancing, singing and acting.

She earned her triple distinction in musical theatre at college before going on to focus on her musical career.

But it was in 2009 that Rachel auditioned for popular television series, ‘The X Factor’ and made it through the different stages to the final.

She had the opportunity to perform to musicians including Whitney Houston, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams, all of whom gave her incredible feedback and lots of support throughout her time in the competition.

She has since put out two music videos of her own, ‘Follow the DJ’ and ‘Club Lights’ and released an EP.

Rachel is currently writing and recording with various producers.

She said: “I’m off to the studio myself.

“It’s hard trying to work on the tour as in between the shows I’m constantly on my own doing my own work.

“I’m going to be releasing new material soon. It’s going great and ‘Thriller’ if anything helps me, with the vocal training every day.”

From ‘Thriller Live’ audiences can expect to hear their favourite Jackson songs delivered by the talented cast and live band.

The show is at the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline until Saturday.