Jul 25 2006

American Singer Mariah Carey Returns to the Stage

Yahoo! France writes: For her return to the stage after being gone for three years, the American singer Mariah Carey gave a concert that caught the attention of the press Saturday night in Tunis, at the Olympic Stadium of El Menzah.

Facing the heat wave, the young people traveled towards the stadium in the afternoon, directed by the 3000 security officials. Other than the Tunisian fans, the admirers of the singer came mostly from European countries, notably France, Italy, the UK, and Germany.

The American diva, with 160 million albums sold worldwide, gave it her all to please her fans. For an hour and a half, Mariah Carey performed her biggest hits "It's Like That," "My All," and "Fantasy" though skipping "Always Be My Baby" and sang a number of titles from her last album The Emancipation of Mimi.

Impressed by the ambiance, the singer chatted between songs and told the audience: "I'm very happy in Tunisia. I love you," thanking the Tunisian people warmly and the first lady of Tunisia Leila Ben Ali, who presides over an association for employment of the disabled, with a portion of the proceeds of the concerts in Tunis benefiting her associations.

The night ended a little after midnight on a more romantic note with "Don't Forget About Us," "Vision of Love," "Without You," and "We Belong Together."

"It was fantastic," gushed Caroline Cosgroune, a British woman who lengthened her trip in Tunisia with her husband and two daughters to see their "favorite singer."

Mariah Carey will give her second concert Monday in the same stadium, as a prelude to a tour that will hit 30 cities in the US and Canada
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