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'Good night everybody': Donny and Marie Osmond end Vegas residency after 1,730 shows

It is not easy to wrap up a show that has logged 1,730 performances.

On Saturday (Nov 16), Donny Osmond, 61, and his sister Marie, 60, shed tears as the curtain fell on their Las Vegas show – named after them – that had hit the commercial jackpot for the past 11 years.

Looking back over their long residency, Marie later posted online: “Well we made it over the finish line and I only limped a little.”

“Last night as ‘Donny and Marie’, we sang together again but this time was for the last time. I’m not losing him, we are, after all, still brother and sister and I’ll see him at Christmas,” she wrote, with a video of their final show put up too.

“Change is a good reminder that it’s the only thing in life that is consistent. But this is one of those times when it isn’t easy to move forward without tears.”

Marie said the residency – which was originally set up in 2008 as a six-week engagement – gave her a precious lifeline.

“I was a single mum with eight kids and a lot of baggage – along with their broken hearts to heal. Performing with Donny provided stability for my children by not travelling and for the first time I felt peace.

“I could be a mum and still do what I loved with someone I trusted, my brother Donny.”

Saturday’s show was a sell-out, with scalpers demanding up to four times the original price of the ticket.

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Well we made it over the finish line and I only limped a little!! 😂♥️ Last night as ‘Donny and Marie’ we sang together again but this time was for the last time. I’m not losing him, we are, after all, still brother and sister and I’ll see him at Christmas😂 But ‘Donny and Marie’ will be different now. Change is a good reminder that it’s the only thing in life that IS consistent. 😉 But this is one of those times when it isn’t easy to move forward without tears. The Flamingo was exactly the “stay at home job” I needed and Donny and I both felt God’s hand in everything we did. During this time I literally got my life back on track. I was a single mom with 8 kids and a lot of baggage – along with their broken hearts to heal. Performing with Donny provided stability for my children by not traveling and for the first time I felt peace. I could be a mom and still do what I loved with someone I trusted, my brother Donny – I love you Donny! Thank you for being my big brother♥️ I believe one of the main reasons Heavenly Father put us back to together was to have support for my children when my son Michael passed. We found strength from family and our new family of friends @FlamingoVegas My greatest gift was remarrying the love of my life Steve Craig. Also four of our children got married and I became a grandmother.🥰. Another huge blessing in my life was reuniting with dear friends and managment team Greg and Darla Sperry. Then there are the fans! You have been such a blessing in my life and I have God to thank for that.But I’m not a new person as I go forward, just more refined…. like silver: “For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried” (Psalms 66:10) … I love the analogy of silver being refined. Go to my Facebook page for the analogy of this story and more or MarieOsmond.com #SundayMessage So: May tomorrow be a perfect day. May you find love and laughter along the way. May God keep you in his tender care Till he brings us together again! I love you all….. Make sure you tune in to @thetalkcbs tomorrow (Monday) to go behind-the-scenes of our last day at @flamingovegas

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Well we made it over the finish line and I only limped a little!! 😂♥️ Last night as ‘Donny and Marie’ we sang together again but this time was for the last time. I’m not losing him, we are, after all, still brother and sister and I’ll see him at Christmas😂 But ‘Donny and Marie’ will be different now. Change is a good reminder that it’s the only thing in life that IS consistent. 😉 But this is one of those times when it isn’t easy to move forward without tears. The Flamingo was exactly the “stay at home job” I needed and Donny and I both felt God’s hand in everything we did. During this time I literally got my life back on track. I was a single mom with 8 kids and a lot of baggage – along with their broken hearts to heal. Performing with Donny provided stability for my children by not traveling and for the first time I felt peace. I could be a mom and still do what I loved with someone I trusted, my brother Donny – I love you Donny! Thank you for being my big brother♥️ I believe one of the main reasons Heavenly Father put us back to together was to have support for my children when my son Michael passed. We found strength from family and our new family of friends @FlamingoVegas My greatest gift was remarrying the love of my life Steve Craig. Also four of our children got married and I became a grandmother.🥰. Another huge blessing in my life was reuniting with dear friends and managment team Greg and Darla Sperry. Then there are the fans! You have been such a blessing in my life and I have God to thank for that.But I’m not a new person as I go forward, just more refined…. like silver: “For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried” (Psalms 66:10) … I love the analogy of silver being refined. Go to my Facebook page for the analogy of this story and more or MarieOsmond.com #SundayMessage So: May tomorrow be a perfect day. May you find love and laughter along the way. May God keep you in his tender care Till he brings us together again! I love you all….. Make sure you tune in to @thetalkcbs tomorrow (Monday) to go behind-the-scenes of our last day at @flamingovegas

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After 11 years and 1,730 shows, we just concluded the final performance of our #DonnyandMarie Las Vegas residency. 🕺🏻💃🏻⁣ ⁣ I want to express my deepest thanks to everyone who came to see the show during our 11-year run here in Vegas. You've traveled from all over the world to see us perform. We feel and sincerely appreciate your loyal support. ⁣ ⁣ Our show and our Vegas residency here at @flamingovegas would not have been possible without our phenomenal crew, stage manager, video director, band, dancers, wardrobe and makeup teams, maitre d's, ushers and staff at @flamingovegas. Your warmth, energy and skill are irreplaceable. I'll miss all of you.⁣ ⁣ I owe the biggest thank you of all to my dear sister who worked so hard, side-by-side with me all of these years. ⁣ ⁣ 🎶"May tomorrow be a perfect day, ⁣ May you find love and laughter along the way. ⁣ May God keep you in his tender care, 'till he brings us together again.⁣ Goodnight everybody!"🎶

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After 11 years and 1,730 shows, we just concluded the final performance of our #DonnyandMarie Las Vegas residency. 🕺🏻💃🏻⁣ ⁣ I want to express my deepest thanks to everyone who came to see the show during our 11-year run here in Vegas. You’ve traveled from all over the world to see us perform. We feel and sincerely appreciate your loyal support. ⁣ ⁣ Our show and our Vegas residency here at @flamingovegas would not have been possible without our phenomenal crew, stage manager, video director, band, dancers, wardrobe and makeup teams, maitre d’s, ushers and staff at @flamingovegas. Your warmth, energy and skill are irreplaceable. I’ll miss all of you.⁣ ⁣ I owe the biggest thank you of all to my dear sister who worked so hard, side-by-side with me all of these years. ⁣ ⁣ 🎶”May tomorrow be a perfect day, ⁣ May you find love and laughter along the way. ⁣ May God keep you in his tender care, ’till he brings us together again.⁣ Goodnight everybody!”🎶

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The siblings performed their hit May Tomorrow Be A Perfect Day, with Donny not able to get it right from the start because his voice was overwhelmed with emotion.

Online, he posted his thanks to fans – many from around the world – for the years of patronage, ending his note with “good night everybody”.

But it is not the end of the entertainment road for the pair.

In April, Donny told Entertainment Tonight: “There are so many projects we want to do individually. She’s got her career, I’ve got my career.”

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Marie is expected to create a new show in Las Vegas.

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