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Monday 8 July 2024

Concert Review: Shania Twain Wows Hyde Park with Iconic Hits and Audience Sing-Alongs

Shania Twain
BST Hyde Park

Closing out the second weekend of BST, Shania Twain looked unreal as she brought excellent, boot-stomping vibes and created an evening that was an absolute blast! Despite battling a cold, Shania still managed to put on a show that had everyone living their best lives. In perhaps an attempt to save her voice, Shania often encouraged the audience to take control so we really put our school assembly singing skills to good use whenever she passed the mic to the audience. It was like a giant, joyous karaoke session under the evening sky. 

The fun graphics and visuals were another highlight, becoming even more effective as the sun set. It was the perfect backdrop for Shania's performance, creating a magical atmosphere that added to the excitement. Between songs, she chatted with the audience, sharing stories and warming herself to everyone. It felt like we were all just hanging out with an old friend. I really enjoyed her clever segues into each song, and she took moments to look out at the crowd and soak it all in which was lovely to witness.

Shania’s setlist was packed with hits. She kicked off with 'Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)' which was perhaps not the best opener as a lot of the audience didn't seem familiar with it but things soon stepped up and over 17 songs, there was definitely something for everyone. Her performance of 'That Don’t Impress Me Much' was a nostalgic trip that had everyone singing at the top of their lungs and of course the iconic  'Man! I Feel Like a Woman!' was a true stand out moment. Despite her cold, Shania’s energy was infectious, and she gave a performance that seemed to enchant the audience, whether it was their first time seeing her, of whether they'd caught her before during her illustrious career. 'You're Still the One' had the entire park swaying, and 'Waking Up Dreaming' was a touching highlight that showcased her still-strong vocals. Donning her cowboy hat, Hyde Park embodied the spirit of country with renditions of 'Giddy Up' and 'Who's Bed Have Your Boots Been Under', with boot-scooting and toe tapping galore. Shania told us how she really feels that were in a country music renaissance and after this performance and Morgan Wallen earlier in the week, I certainly agree!

One of the most endearing parts of the night was how Shania interacted with us. She spoke candidly between songs, sharing personal anecdotes and making the massive 50,000 person strong crowd feel like an intimate gathering. Her warmth and charisma shone through, making her performance feel genuine and heartfelt.

Before Shania took the stage, I had the pleasure of catching Nell Mescal on the Rainbow Stage. Nell was simply wonderful, delivering a selection of her own music, including some beautiful pieces from her recent EP. Her stage presence was warm and charming, and her vocals were pin sharp! They mixed delicate emotion with a powerful belt that left me eagerly anticipating her rise to stardom. She’s definitely one to watch.

Later in the day, Anne Marie and The Corrs opened on the main Great Oak Stage, and they did not disappoint. Anne Marie, with her string of bangers, got everyone hyped up with her infectious pop vibes. The Corrs brought a different style, full of emotional depth and musical brilliance. Their set was particularly moving; you could see how astounded they were by the audience’s reaction. It was a lovely, memorable moment that added a special touch to the day.

All in all, Hyde Park was alive with incredible music and unforgettable performances. Shania truly shone and made sure we all had the time of our lives. Her show was a testament to her enduring talent and connection with her fans. I was impressed much!

Reviewed on Sunday 7th July by Olivia Mitchell
Photo Credit: Dave Hogan 

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Concert Review: Shania Twain Wows Hyde Park with Iconic Hits and Audience Sing-Alongs

Monday 8 July 2024