Feb 1 2013 by Craig Robertson, Kilmarnock Standard
Superstar Marie Osmond looks set to get her teeth into a Killie pie tomorrow... after asking about it on twitter.
The iconic singer is coming to Kilmarnock on Friday for a special one-off gig at Rugby Park.
She agreed to come along before her show in Glasgow to sing her 1973 hit Paper Roses, which has been adopted as the Kilmarnock FC anthem.
But after the Standard last week revealed news of the gig – at the Park Hotel in front of 400 fans – supporters have been taking to the social networking site to ask Marie all about her visit to Kilmarnock.
One told her to: “Remember to buy a Killie Pie when you’re there!”.
And the American superstar responded: “What’s a Killie Pie?”
That prompted a string of explanations from Kilmarnock fans who pointed out the delights of the pie which is sold at Rugby Park and throughout the town.
And Marie also tweeted her excitement about coming to the stadium to sing her famous song.
The 53-year-old will perform at the Caprington Suite between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.
It was a gig set up thanks to the perseverance of Killie fan Robert Morton.
He met her at a meet and greet after the Donny and Marie show in Las Vegas in 2009 where he explained how Kilmanock football supporters sing Paper Roses.
So he kept in touch with her personal team and when her UK tour with brother Donny Osmond threw up the Glasgow gig on Friday night he asked her to come to Kilmarnock... and she accepted.
Marie will be given a police escort to the town and back from Glasgow so she makes both performances on time.