Shania Twain on fire
Successes per tonne and the surprise appearance by Corey Hart turned the reunion Shania Twain had with the public in Quebec into an unforgettable evening for the 13,000 fans who filled the Videotron Centre Friday night.
By Cédric Bélanger
October 9, 2015
Despite the 11 years since her last visit to Pepsi Coliseum, Shania Twain was not forgotten Quebecers, who offered her a welcome worthy of a star.
And she was like, Shania, with its shimmering jersey Rolling Stones. The respiratory infection forced her to cancel two concerts earlier this week, seemed ancient history.
In fact, to see traverse the vast stage and down through its seven musicians, flame jets and lasers, we struggled to believe that Rock This Country tour will be her last, as the singer, who is now 50, announced earlier this year.
She even paid a pit tour of what might be called a "Shaniamobile".
Duet with Corey Hart
Begun in country mode with Honey, I'm Home and Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?, The concert really took off when Twain was immersed in her pop-rock repertoire. Do not Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) and I'm Gonna Getcha Good! did fly, but not as an unexpected visit from Corey Hart, for the duet of Party for Two.
"She has a heart, it is a real thing," was praised afterwards Hart, before asking the crowd to sing an excerpt from For a moment, Harmonium, the queen of the evening.
The Montreal singer returned later to the delight of the crowd to sing You're Still the One, in acoustic version. "We never did this together", launched Twain.
The singer spoke in French to the public throughout the evening, a nice touch, which resulted in some funny exchanges with fans.
"Quebec is the most beautiful city. You are really lucky, "Shania said in part, specifying taking in a meal at Panache Thursday night.
But gossip truce, we were there to hear the inevitable. Except Come On Over, evacuated although it appeared the program, they were all there. And classical were served for dessert.
From This Moment On, first, then doubled explosive That Do not Impress Me Much and (If You're Not in it For Love) I'm Outta Here.
Revenue on stage in a sexy costume recalling the sex symbol she was, Shania Twain concert concluded nearly two hours with shine on Man! I Feel Like a Woman!. While confetti invaded the Videotron Centre.
A standing ovation for DeGraw
Gavin DeGraw has worked hard to win the first game crowd. Faced with a public unreceptive to his muscular pop rock, DeGraw has taken the lead in going out to meet the audience.
He completed at least half of the amphitheater singing and distributing high five. It has even been found in the mobile Videotron area at the top of the lower passageway.
His getaway set fire to the pit. The ovation that greeted the end of his performance could not have been more deserved.