Jul 27 2006

'Come Back' Succeeded for Mariah Carey in Tunis

Yahoo! France reports:
A golden voice and a toned body: American singer Mariah Carey performed two concerts in Tunisia, marking her return to the international music scene after an absence of three years.

Under the slogan "Mimi in Tunisia," the New York native with 160 million albums sold worldwide gave two shows on July 22 and 24, attended by some 60,000 spectators at the Olympic Stadium of El Menzah in Tunis, lit up by thousands of lights.

Showing off her legs lasciviously, reminiscent sometimes of a cabaret, very much at ease despite the heat, Mimi gave a great show of songs from her biggest hits "Butterfly" and "The Emancipation of Mimi," her latest album which sold over nine million copies.

"It's Like That," "My All," "Honey," followed by "Don't Forget About Us." "Dreamlover," "We Belong Together," and treated fans to "Shake It Off," "Breakdown," and "Fly Like a Bird."

With her strong and silken voice, alternating between romantic ballads and club bangers, the diva took a break between songs to say "I love this crowd," "How do you feel," & "I love you Tunisia."

"She's fantastic!" was the opinion among concert-goers, some of whom attended both shows.

"Mini shorts and in great shape!" Said Francesco, 21, who came from Italy especially to see Mariah, referring to her "sexy" outfit of micro shorts and a tiny top on Saturday. Monday night the diva performed in shorts and a bikini top, much to the enjoyment of the young Tunisians and fans from France, Italy, and Canada.

"It's fantastic! I never thought I would see her in flesh and blood," repeated Fatma, 17, from her perch in the stands.

Mariah "accomplished her return to the stage with success," said one radio personality, remembering that the diva had a rough patch in earlier years before renewing her success and racking up three Grammy Awards last February.

The star launched her tour for the first time in Africa, before heading to the US and Canada, and later Japan, under the slogan "The Adventures of Mimi - The Voice, The Hits, The Tour"
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