SHE seemed totally smitten with sunny Bournemouth, taking to social media with snaps before her sell-out gig.

So it was no surprise Dutch superstar Caro Emerald thanked the town for the lovely weather the second she came on stage. 

"In return I'll take you to my Island tonight where there's lots of sun, fun and good music," she said. 

And the retro jazz singer certainly brought the sunshine into the night long after it had set with her 2017 tropical-themed tour, aptly called Emerald Island - the title of her latest EP. 

Pregnant Caro, who proudly showed off her bump in a curve-hugging vintage black dress, started the night with some of her most-loved hits including Riviera Life, Back It Up, Tangled Up and The Maestro. 

Though she may have swapped her trademark stilettos for flats, it didn't stop the sophisticated siren hypnotising the audience at Bournemouth Pavilion as she shimmied across the stage to each of her infectious retro tunes made magical by each member of her sensational seven piece band. 

Throughout the feel-good 90 minute set, she sang tracks from albums including Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor, which spent more weeks at number in the Dutch album charts than Michael Jackson's Thriller, and Shocking Miss Emerald as well as treating fans to new songs from Emerald Island including Never Ever. 

But the seated toe-tapping to her catchy music, a mix of big band jazz and pop with modern beats, just would not do for Caro. 

If the 35-year-old could manage two outfit changes (I fell in love with the dazzling emerald top and vintage high-waisted skirt), the audience could get out of their seats and show her their moves for Just One Dance with a little gentle persuasion from the playful star, who could easily be mistaken for a 40s pin-up. 

They may have been reluctant but by Liquid Lunch and That Man, there was a party in the Pavilion. 

The three song encore showcasing the incredible range of her velvety smooth voice began with a haunting rendition of Nat King Cole's Nature Boy before moving onto her loved hit A Night Like This and ending on a high with her catchy new single, Whatchugot, to a standing ovation.