Country singer Shania Twain had her concert at the Staples Center in L.A. Thursday night briefly interrupted by a power outage.
In what Twain has billed a “farewell” outing, her Rock This Country tour will play 60 North American cities throughout October. Sure, her vocals weren’t as strong as they once were, but the 49-year-old Canadian still managed to put on a fairly enjoyable show for the 10,000 fans in attendance.
Twain was off for a costume change, and her band showcased a little of its metal and rock “n” roll chops with a powerful instrumental.
The show-biz retraining she received there was readily apparent at Staples Center, as when she moved breezily past an enormous lighting rig that failed to move during her entrance to the stage.
She did some good work on the romantic “From This Moment On”, which is arguably the most Celine Dion-like of all of Twain’s tracks.
Twain, who wore a Rolling Stones shirt during her set, had a fine time despite the blackout. However, the microphone malfunctioned this time, forcing her stop one more time. As she sang, she held up a selfie stick to take video of her victory lap, which had fans running down from their seats to try to get a closer look or a photograph.
The singer was more impressed on finding a rocket scientist in the crowd when her performance of the song in question fell victim to a technical difficulty. That she’d name a tour after a nearly 20-year-old song underscores just how long she’s been away from the recording business.
She then resumed the song and the show, proving that yes, she’s “Still The One” and still got it! “I Feel Like a Woman!”