Simon Bridges shows off singing skills with love song to National audience

Simon Bridges has shown off some hidden skills after he was filmed singing a love song to National supporters.

Appearing at a 'Pinoys go National' event on the weekend - organised by Nat-supporting New Zealanders of Filipino descent - Bridges stunned the audience with an emotional cover of an Elvis Presley classic, 'Love Me Tender'.

Unfortunately, the National leader didn't break out any of Presley's snake-hipped dance moves to go with his vocals.

But with a cheeky smile and a glint in his eye, Bridges drew rapturous whoops and cheers as he implored listeners to "love me sweet".

"Wow, he can sing," one can be heard exclaiming in the video of the event.

Others online have been equally impressed, with one urging Bridges to sing more. 

"You are sooo good, I think you should sing that song to your darling wife," said another.

"Who knew lol how cool."

National MP Todd McClay shared the video and wrote on Facebook: "Simon Bridges got pipes". His colleague Paulo Garcia called it a "hidden talent".

Singing isn't Bridges only musical skill. He also enjoys playing the drums. In a National Party video released last year, he showed off his percussion prowess.

According to Rutherford College - where he went to school - Bridges was a member of the boys singing group and competed in Rock Quest.


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