Canadian crooner Michael Buble could be on the lookout for his very own Irish property.
Buble lit up Dublin City Centre at the weekend when he switched on the Christmas lights and unveiled Brown Thomas’ festive windows.
His appearance attracted thousands of fans to Grafton Street and catching a glimpse of him could become a more regular occurrence if he decides to buy a home here.
Speaking in Dublin, he talked about his love of Ireland and described the event as a “homecoming.”
Asked if he would purchase an Irish holiday home, the star replied: “Yeah, course I would, absolutely. I would love to have a home that I could just be in for more than a few days because every year I go to about 45 countries and I wake up in a lot of hotel rooms and I don’t know where I am.
“So yeah, it would be nice to have a house here. A castle. A gigantic castle.”
The red carpet event, hosted by RTÉ star Claire Byrne, saw hundreds of Buble fans flood the entire street wanting to catch a glimpse of the Grammy-award winning singer.
The 36-year-old says Irish fans have embraced him like people from his hometown in Canada.
“It’s a special place, of course, because I’ve been accepted more here than I have been probably anywhere else in the world. Garth Brooks went through this, right? Where you guys really dug him? You know what, I think it’s kind of cool being a Canadian kid and realising you’ve found somewhere so far away that shares so many of the same values.
“And you share the same very dry sense of humour. People get me here. There’s things that I say here that you laugh at but if I said it in America they wouldn’t get it at all,” he explained.
The singer added that his spectacular performance at the Aviva stadium last year was the best night of his entire professional life.
“At that time, that was the biggest gig I had ever played, with over 50,000 people there. And it wasn’t just 54,000 people, it was 54,000 Irish people and there is a difference.
“They were all singing along and were so loud at one point that I couldn’t hear myself. I felt like the Beatles smashed into one. Professionally, it was honestly, probably, the best night of my life,” he said.