"Monday night: I’m full of nervous anticipation because I am seeing Chess in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Well, it’s "the next generation" up there on the stage and I love that score so much…. It proves an emotional evening. It’s strange to hear the wonderful score and timeless songs, re-interpreted by a remarkable Josh Groban and an impressive Kerry Ellis. I start to reminisce. For me, the most magical part of the night is my reunion with Björn Ulveaus, Tommy Körberg and Tim Rice. Can it really be 24 years ago that we created that double album? It’s a joy to hear the music again, and judging by the audience reaction, the game of Chess will be played for ever."
In the Sunday Telegraph, Elaine (who was sitting with Björn and Tommy Körberg at Monday’s CHESS concert) gives her view on the Royal Albert Hall concert.