Five top entertainers who've never performed in NZ

Kylie's visit reduces by one the number of pop superstars who have never played in NZ. Here are some others who still haven't showed.

1. Madonna
She's just turned the big five-0 and she's just gone out with her Sticky and Sweet tour so there's always the chance that Madge could make an appearance in these parts singing Like a Virgin just 25 or so years after it shocked the charts.

2. Prince
Madonna's fellow just-turned-50 80s pop colossus has never made it this far yet, despite regular rumours he might. But, hey, he's still playing live a lot and he cast Keisha Castle Hughes in that controversial clip a few years back so he might have seen Whale Rider ...

3. Mariah Carey
No Southern Hemisphere wanderings for the vocally gymnastic Mimi either, despite frequent appearances in our top 20 in the past 20 years and a recent career upsurge after a rough time in the early 2000s. The local sheepdog population would undoubtedly appreciate all those high notes of hers too.

4. Eminem
The biggest-selling hip-hop star in history has been a bit quiet in recent years since his 2002-2004 heyday.

He's apparently working on a new album. But despite playing Australia a few years back, the chances of him ever playing here are decidedly Slim Shady.

5. Barbra Streisand
The biggest selling female voice in pop history has never graced us with a show despite some swings through Australia in recent times and talk of heading here. If the 66-year-old diva did head here, her heat-stopping ticket prices might well cause a strain on the nation's health system.

- NZ Herald

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