Kicking off her 'Adventures of Mimi' tour in Miami, Mariah Carey proved she's still a force in the music world.
The Miami Herald writes:
Saturday night at Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena, Carey showed the crowd that she and superstardom still belong together. The kick-off of her Adventures of Mimi tour had plenty of glitter, but only the good kind. The crowd roared as a radiant Carey, classy, composed and in complete control, kicked things off with her lively new hit It's Like That.
The sequined singer -- even her microphone was decked out in matching sequins -- took her adoring fans on a tour through all her biggest hits, including Dreamlover, Honey, My All, Shake It Off, Fly Like A Bird, Fantasy (during which she ventured into the crowd), Thank God I Found You, Hero and her soaring cover of The Jackson 5's I'll Be There.
But she wasn't done: For her encore, Carey came out in a sparkling ''Miami blue'' dress she said she bought especially for the Magic City and closed with a bang, singing her monster hit We Belong Together and Butterfly -- a fitting ending that represented her metamorphosis from washed-up diva to reborn superstar.