Artists can get a lot of flack for lip-syncing (Beyoncé’s national anthem debacle, anyone?). However, the Super Bowl halftime show is the one place where singers can — and should — be allowed to mime their acts. Before you have a heart attack, just hear us out.
Shania Twain: Still The One, Twain’s brand new Vegas spectacular opened to rave reviews this past weekend. Really! The New York Times loved it, calling Shania “comfortable and strong” and declaring that the show truly lives up to Vegas standards. That Celine slot is a tough ones to fill, especially when you’re used to wearing cowboy boots.
What else appears during Shania: Still The One? The reviews written so far give a good idea of what to expect–and even if you’re not planning on going, why you should book your flight, like, now:
1. She appears riding a motorcycle through the air.
From The Las Vegas Sun:
It morphed into a roaring double-ton, high-speed motorcycle ride through a video tunnel to reveal her flying in on the souped-up chopper above the stage. Whereas Cher came in by basket, Shania amped it up with a heavy, horsepower, hammer-down throttle aerial assault.
From an Instagram of the Shania: Still The One program:
There are still SIX MORE THINGS!
Just today, the beautiful and talented and very missed Shania Twain made her arrival to Caesars Palace on the Vegas Strip, where she’ll be starting a residency at The Colosseum. And to add to the spectacle that is Vegas, she made said entrance ON HORSEBACK. That’s right, the normally very busy Vegas strip stripped down their traffic patterns (get it?) to allow Shania and a cavalcade of 40 horses to clomp their way toward Caesars Palace.
“Still The One” blasted on speakers as Twain stepped onto a temporary outdoor stage near fountains made famous by events including daredevil Evel Knievel’s motorcycle crash during a stunt on New Year’s Eve 1967.
Basically, if you’re in Vegas and you hear ANY Shania being blasted, you follow the sound of her perfect voice and you might just find her atop a galloping steed. Weirdly, this is something I’ve always known to be true in my heart.
The only thing missing here is Shania’s signature cowboy hat, but as the crossover country artist has already dominated the pop charts for so many years, perhaps she’s allowed to forgo it at this point. Her start at Caesars is a nice new beginning for the singer who after much of her success, ended up in a painful divorce that led her to write an upsetting memoir and star on a short-lived reality show on Oprah’s network OWN. Now, with the promise of back-to-back dates at The Colosseum and the support of the slew of hits that originally brought her to such great heights, Shania’s Still The One show is the perfect entertainment for groups of vacationing BFFs and (The World’s Best) bachelorette parties.
But let’s get back to the horses. Shania’s never looked better than when atop a steed who is, in turn, standing on top of a red carpet:
Has anyone ever looked better atop a horse? I don’t think so.