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.

كريستينا أغيليرا تشعل أجواء منصة اليوبيل خلال الفعاليات الختامية لإكسبو 2020 دبي

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.