DUBAI, 28 November 2021 – US singer-songwriter Ms. Monét thrilled audiences with a magnetic performance at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre on Sunday (28 November).
With a five-octave vocal range, Ms. Monét is known for her fierce performances and wide repertoire of jazz, blues and soul standards, with a mix of covers and self-penned tunes. Resplendent in a silky red jumpsuit and towering silver stilettos, Ms. Monet’s colossus of a voice proved she is an artist born for the stage.
The singer, who conversed with the audience throughout the show as if they were all life-long friends, emphasised that her Expo 2020 Dubai appearances were all about spreading love; hence her top choice of soul songs: a rendition of Kygo and Whitney Houston’s, Higher Love.
Ms. Monét said: “When I say I’m a soul singer, that means I sing music from my soul and what feels good. This can be anything that resonates with you. It could be that little song you sing when you get into the shower in the morning. It’s what gives you those warm tingles inside – you know what I mean? The song you sing at the top of your lungs when you drive in a car by yourself!”
“My mission coming to Expo was to spread love, share love, and to show that we are all one. We all have the same emotions, the same feelings.”
Her penultimate number for the afternoon, Monét’s now famous version of The Greatest Showman’s, This is Me, is the reason the artist believes she is at Expo 2020. “It’s an awesome song and it’s pretty much my mantra. It’s a song to remind everyone just how great you are!”
Some of the world’s leading powers and stars have already taken note of just how great Monet is, with the artist previously sharing a stage with Jennifer Hudson, as well as performing at US President Joe Biden’s pre-inaugural family party, and former President Barack Obama’s inaugural ball.
Representing the US at Expo 2020 for a week of cultural shows, Ms. Monét will also perform from 1800 and from 2000 GST at Dubai Millennium Theatre (DMA) on Monday 29 November; at 1600 GST at DMA on Tuesday 30 November; and from 1700 GST at Expo 2020’s USA Pavilion on Wednesday, 1 December.