American superstar Mariah Carey kicked off the one-year countdown to Expo 2020 Dubai on Sunday evening. At the Burj Park, the Honey hitmaker took the stage to serenade a cheering crowd with her powerhouse vocals.
For the One Year to Go concert the songstress was dressed in a dazzling creation by Dubai-based label Amato Couture. The golden gown was fully-embedded with Swarovski crystals and featured hand-embroidered intricate patterns.
She Said to the audience “Thank you to all of you in every emirate for being part of the One Year to Go celebrations. It’s going to be the World’s Greatest Show so be sure to be there next year,”.
The special free concert was one of the seven events held across all emirates to bring the entire country together in counting down the days till the expo, which is set to be the World’s Greatest Show. The Grammy-award winning singer got on stage shortly after a fireworks display and laser light show took place on the Burj Khalifa at exactly 8.20pm. Carey opened her concert with A No No, the hit single from her recent album Caution. She later had the crowd singing along to Dream Lover, and other fan-favourite tunes like Let It Happen and I’ll Be There.