Gig Review: TINI – Got Me Started in Budapest

Fantastic concert, incredible crowd and many many smiling faces – this is how Martina “Tini” Stoessel‘s show ended on 2nd April in Budapest.

On her first solo tour, “Got Me Started”, Tini visited Hungary’s capital city where she also performed, with the Violetta cast, in 2015. Yet again, this year’s concert took place in the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena, and we are sure that the audience wouldn’t mind if they could head into the arena on four nights, like in 2015. Unfortunately, Tini’s stay in Budapest ended this time after the concert. She had to continue her tour in Kraków.

We had the opportunity to attend the show in Budapest, and it surpassed all our expectations!

Already outside the arena, we saw many dedicated young girls in Violetta-shirts and scarfs. They arrived hours before the gig, they held posters and were super excited. When we asked them they said that Martina is an idol to them, namely, some of them want to be a singer one day.

As the concert started at 6 pm, about 10 000 fans were seated in the arena. Besides the spectacular light and sound effects, the fantastic musicians, dancers, visual elements and the moving songs made the night truly unforgettable.

Martina opened with the eponymous song of the tour “Got Me Started”, and it blew up the stage immediately. Then Tini sang original songs from the Violetta series and the movie “Tini: El gran cambio de Violetta” as well as the biggest hits from her self-titled debut album. Among others, we could hear “Great Escape” and Stoessel’s own favourite song “Si Tu Te Vas”.The setlist was well crafted as we heard songs in the beautiful mixture of English and Spanish. Yet, the singer surprised the audience with a cover of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and the Spanish version of Demi Lovato’s “Let It Go”, “Libre Soy”.

Martina Stoessel repeatedly told the media that she would never forget her past and where it all started for her, and this statement was confirmed when during the concert they screened videos about the defining moments of the singer’s career.

Throughout the show, she thanked the crowd in Hungarian for being there and for supporting her. Tini arrived in Budapest one day before the show, and met fans in front of the hotel she stayed in; meanwhile, others had the opportunity to get an autograph after the concert. Martina was warmly welcomed by the Hungarian fans and was also applauded by a standing ovation on the gig.

Although the crowd was seated, fans ran to the stage for the last few songs to be closer to the singer, and they surprised her with gifts, posters and a Hungarian flag that Tini took immediately.

Stoessel said that she still remembers the four sold-out shows in Budapest, and she was touched by the enthusiasm of the fans. She nearly shed some tears on the stage when she saw the crowd lighting up the arena with their mobile phones.

Besides Tini, many fans were touched by the special night – they were struggling with their tears after the show ended!

We loved it!

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Köszönöm Magyarország ezt a csodálatos estét, annyira megérintett, hogy spanyolul énekeltek és az egész show alatt mosolyogtatok! Nagyon boldoggá tettetek! És köszönöm azoknak is, akik a közeli országokból utaztak ide azért, hogy megnézzék a koncertemet! Remélem, jól éreztétek magatokat, örökre a szívembe zártalak benneteket! Mindnyájatokat szeretlek! ??? Thank you Hungary for such an incredible night! It was so touching to be able to listen to all of you sing in Spanish, and watch you smile all along. You made me super happy!! Thank you also to everyone that travelled from different countries just to watch the show! I really hope you had an amazing time! You will always be in my heart! I love you all???

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Written by Alexandra Nagy

I'm Alexandra from Hungary, now living in the UK, and writing is not just my hobby - it's my passion. I'm a writer/journalist addicted to music, travelling, football, movies & books, proudly supporting Derby County Football Club.
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