Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Tour Apr 2, 2017 19:25:09 GMT
Post by Admin on Apr 2, 2017 19:25:09 GMT
There’s her signature ponytail, her signature thigh-high boots, her signature scandal (Google Doughnutgate 2015), and her signature cat ears that most of the capacity crowd were sporting Thursday night at the Honda Center. Yet none of these things are the reason Grande is the owner of three platinum records, 101 million Instagram followers, and the position of heir apparent to the bedazzled, pop-diva throne. Her signature pipes are responsible for that – all four octaves.
Operating in the same vein as Mariah Carey or early Beyoncé, Grande’’s speciality is powerhouse vocals, a genre hybrid of ’90s-influenced R&B and VMA-ready pop, and ultra-stylized femininity that made monster hits out of “Focus” “Problem” and “The Way.” At 23 years old, it’s her latest album, “Dangerous Woman,” that’s propelled Grande out of teen-queen limbo, and into the grown-up spotlight, something she’s been relishing in sold-out arenas across the US since February for her Dangerous Woman world tour.
A bold move by pop standards, Grande performed every track off of “Dangerous Woman,” taking the stage to the infectious, xylophone beat of “Be Alright,” as male dancers swirled around her and a very “Vogue”-esque video played on the gigantic screen. Like almost all pop queens, Grande performs the required amount of choreography, but never anything that’s going to compromise the quality of her vocals. What did momentarily compromise her, were those signature boots – needle-thin, seven-inch, patent leather, thigh-highs – which caused her to take a tumble during “Bad Decisions.” She recovered like a pro, smoothly spinning down to the ground and giggling before pushing right on through to “Let Me Love You.”