Christina Aguilera performs fiery set at Jubilee Park to close Expo 2020 Dubai with an audacious bang
DUBAI, 1 April 2022 – Following on from a stunning performance at Al Wasl Plaza, where she brought the house down with The Greatest Showman’s A Million Years, Grammy-winning pop star Christina Aguilera rocked Expo 2020 Dubai’s Jubilee Park on Thursday (31 March) with her iconic big voice.
Greeting fans, a fired up Christina Aguilera said: “Oh my gosh, what a celebration this is! Thank you all for being here.”
Dressed in a black catsuit and oversized silver chain belt, Aguilera introduced her first song by describing it as “the time where I really got to be myself, to shed the old version of myself and start listening to who I really was – and the kind of artist I wanted to be,” before launching into a powerful rendition of The Voice Within.
From contemporary R&B bangers to pop power-ballads, highlights included Lady Marmalade and Fighter – the latter against a feisty red backdrop and culminating in an eruption of fireballs and a burst of red streamers across the park.
But it was Beautiful that had the pumped-up audience hanging on her every word – and then singing them back to the star with conviction. Switching between vocal ranges smoothly and swiftly, it was a pitch-perfect performance from the ultimate pop princess.