Shania Twain thrills Czech audience with her hits and goodwill
By Jana Kloucková
October 7, 2018
Shania Twain made her first visit to the Czech Republic. The local premiere of the Canadian singer met with success and did not fail even the frontrunner Bastian Baker, who had joined in two duets during a concert to the main star of the evening.
Bastian Baker did not feel in the desired position, apparently as any frontman. Still, he managed to make contact with the unusually warm audience, even thanked Czech and met (on the frontman) with a very positive response. So he set up good ground for the main star of the evening.
Shania Twain did not let the fans wait too long and appeared around nine o'clock. Her entrance was unconventional - she did not appear on the podium immediately, but came from the right side of the O2 arena and still behind the giant hit We Will Rock You by the British band Queen, whose rhythm could then be heard by the audience several times during the evening.
From the beginning, the singer charmed her beauty, the noble and above all the joy that she had released her songs. Twain is not an interpreter, whose glory would be built on scandals, but the stock of hits is decent in her case. The show began singing on the podium by Life's About To Get Good from the latest album Now. Subsequently, the setlist offered just one hit after another. For example, Come On Over, Don't Be Stupid, That Don't Impress Me Much, and more. No ordinary radio listener would be lost in the songs.
The singer's weakness was, unfortunately, her main instrument, her voice. It is important to take into account her age (53 years) and the dysphonia, but sometimes the sound of her vocal was not quite as pleasant as it used to be "in the old days". This lack was known especially in slower songs. Yet, while You're Still The One, you get all the visitors. It is only a shame that the singer did not draw from the audience a single Czech, but Slovakia, Hungarian and two Scots.
A heterogeneous audience composed of different nationalities was ready to cheer at all times, but most of the members of the security guard met retiring to the seats. However, visitors tried to appreciate the singer with at least applause. He also earned her Shana Twain, her drummer, who was one of the most prolific elements of the supporting band, and had a lot of attention from the beginning.
Overall, the Czech country pop country icon premiered better than expected. At the end, she gave up her other significant hit Man! I Feel Like A Woman! and thanked her amazing audience.
Setlist: Life's About To Get Good, Come On Over, Up!, Poor Me, Don't Be Stupid, That Don't Impress Me Much, Any Man Of Mine, Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under, Honey I'm Home, I'm Alright, Ka-Ching (Interlude), You're Still The One, More Fun, Music Video Journey, From This Moment On, I'm Gonna Getcha Good, Party For Two, Swingin 'With My Eyes Closed, (I'm Outta Here!), Blue Storm (Interlude), Man! I Feel Like A Woman!