THE key to the success of any tribute performance is that, after a few songs, you forget it's not the real thing.

Elesha Paul Moses smashes it as superstar Tina Turner in this new, super-slick production.

The Voice and X Factor star has already received rave reviews for Whitney - Queen of The Night.

This is another outstanding musical achievement to add to her repertoire.

Aided by a first class ten-piece band featuring three guitarists , keyboards, drummer and sax player together with four dancers/ backing singers, Elesha is well-supported throughout the two and a half hours.

There is something for everyone in this feel good party with plenty of stunning musical arrangements.

The sell-out audience responded with amazing impromptu chorus work.

Many of the wide age group audience were dancing in the aisles at the first opportunity.

Special effects are left to colourful lights and three huge backdrop banners as well as striking co-ordinated costumes, which are are splendidly sparkling.

Electric Elesha dons a few very convincing wigs.

And you can't take your eyes off the cracking choreography from this confident company.

A 22-strong set gives fans just what they come for and more including a feisty Rolling Stones medley.

The non-top hits from Tina's career received rapturous applause.

Tina's back-catalogue covers 50 years and you forget just how many chart entries she has clocked up.

Private Dancer, I Don't Wanna Lose You, I Can't Stand The Rain,

We Don't Need Another Hero ... they all lead to a cracking crescendo of nostalgia with River Deep Mountain High and Nutbush City Limits.

I would have liked more banter with song intros from Elesha as she has such an engaging personality.

It can only enhance her theatrical flair in this 'concert' format.

She certainly has Tina's dancing, body language and vocals down to a very big T.

Liverpool was the successful impressive opening night of a 50 date UK tour.

Fans of the legendary rock and roll soul diva will love every minute.

It is simply the best Tina Turner celebration you are likely to see.

Terrific Turner overdrive - Five Stars.

What's Love Got to Do With it? is at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton Pavilion on June 27.

Tickets from the box office on 0151 666 0000.