Amelia Brookes and Amelia Gibbs
With an impressive catalog of hits and a concert which promised to be useful for those who have waited years for the Pin up for go ahead, two Iimpact reviewers – Amelia Brookes and Amelia Gibbs – were enthusiastic to have dua Lipa’s pop–advised in full force.
Dua Lipa is a spectacular performer. Before the rest of the review, this needs to be said. She has a stage presence that has only improved over the years, and her dancing is refined and tightly choreographed. Dduring the performance, we were both sitting thinking, ‘Is there such a way to walk like a superstar? Because she does that!‘
The costume is reminiscent of the dance and exercise culture of the 80s and early 90s, with baggy-chic tracksuits and neon roller skateswith hints of Madonna in the bright neon jumpsuits that Dua and her dancers wore.
Accessories must be donated for dua for having created an atmosphere both faithful to the album itself, but also to all its fans
The theme of the scene was also flamboyant in its presentation, with a giant inflatable lobster making an appearance during Was good, and massive amounts of confetti during the final musical number, where audience members were encouraged to get up and dance.
Everything about this performance matched the theme of the album it represented – ‘Nostalgia for the future’ – with poise. Accessories must be donated for dua for having created an atmosphere both faithful to the album itself, but also to all its fans, who showed up at Motorpoint Arena dressed in the theme, with fluffy hair, green and pink cropped sweaters, shiny jewelry and face sequins.
[Griff] definitely held up on this stage
Griff opening was a thematically different but excellent choice. one of us knew a few of her songs beforehand and was happy to see her perform them during her set. The other didn’t know her and was impressed with her ability to write and perform music as memorable as Due to se. With tremendous voice and style (bubble mats are lovely, we need to make it a trend again!), she certainly held firm on thto arrange. We looking forward to seeing her succeed more in her career!
Due to the vocals were also incredibly loud; despite the complex choreography, his energy and skill hardly faltered once from the very beginning to the very endd – a impressive feat for a performance lasting almost an hour and 45 minutes which consisted of most animated numbers. Eeven his performance of Boys will be boysone of his slower tempo additions to the setlist, was performed with an energetic presence.
She commanded the stage effortlessly, delivering remarkable vocals and captivating dancing.
While it was nice to see dua exchange with her dancers, and always exciting to see her enter into a flawless step with them for choreographed moments, dua really shone when she was performing solo. She best demonstrated this in her encore performance of nostalgia for the future, in which she effortlessly commanded the stage, delivering remarkable vocals and captivating dancing as she seemed to lose herself when it came time to perform.
A die blockages that both had with the show, however, was that there was a distinctly distant feeling, as if we were watching Dua Lipa through a television screen. The show was almost so polished it felt a bit, although there was a moving moment where dua spoke about his memories of playing at Nottingham early in his career.