Review: JLO 'Dance Again World Tour' 2012 in Sydney
In a burst of bling, pyrotechnics, and smoke, the one and only Jennifer Lopez aka JLO performed in front of a full house on Friday night at Allphones Arena in Sydney.
Male dancers in top hats and tails carrying canes marched onstage before the curtain dropped to reveal the stage and band being fanned by two flapper girls with white bobs and burlesque feather fans.
Appearing atop the stage, JLO looked divine in a decadent full feather skirt and white fur hat. Quickly stripping down to a sleeveless nude coloured, diamante-covered cat suit and cane she started the set with 'Get Right'.
Working her bodacious booty under the lavish firework and pyrotechnic display, she put Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj to shame as she performed 'Love Don’t Cost A Thing'.
JLO's infectious likeability shone as she puffed lightly, and understandably after dancing and singing non-stop in heels, looking around the stadium in appreciation and giggled almost in disbelief.
"Sydney! How's everybody feelin' tonight?"
"Feels good in here!" she said before leaning over the edge of the stage to greet her fans.
Fans were reminded of just how many hits the "simple girl from New York City" has had during her recording career which started in 1999 as she whipped through hits 'Waiting For Tonight', 'Goin' In' featuring Flo Rida, 'All I Have' featuring LL Cool J, 'I’m Real' and 'Ain't It Funny' featuring Ja Rule.
But this was only half of the epic show, which included a few rounds of boxing, a bongo battle, a trip back to the Bronx, an acoustic sing-along to 'If You Had My Love' with a lucky fan onstage, plus the proud mum dedicated 'Until It Beats No More' to her twins Max and Emme.
Never failing to show appreciation of her fans, JLO delivered her well-known dance tunes 'Let’s Get Loud', 'Papi', and 'On The Floor', and new beau Casper Smart even joined the diva briefly onstage to finish off the dance spectacular.
If her impressive, crowd pleasing show wasn’t enough to make you want to 'Dance Again' too, surely JLO's optimistic and ever-strong dream of true love - not to mention her wicked six pack - will do the trick!
Superfans! You can still catch JLO tomorrow on December 18 in Brisbane at the Entertainment Centre, tickets via Ticketek.