Almost overcome with emotion, Ari’s commentary between songs was warm and sweet—she couldn’t stop thanking us all for being there for her.
Next, she did a cover of the classic ’60s tune “Where the Boys Are” by Connie Francis, belting it out before bringing a fan, James, up on stage for a photo op.
Explaining that she’s working hard to incorporate an old-school vibe into her new-school music, she treated us to a brand-new tune of hers that nobody’s heard until now, “Honeymoon Avenue.” It’s a safe bet to pop up on her 2012 album.
In light of the season, she then gave us her version of the Mariah Carey classic Christmas song, “All I Want for Christmas is You.” She really does sing it as well as Mariah…or better!
Then she pretend-ended her set with “Put Your Hearts Up,” but nobody believed she was finished.
After her dancers did an amazing routine set to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” Ari returned and did a fabulous and BIG dance number—disco queen Donna Summer’s “Last Dance.”
And now, some video proof…be sure to comment back if you think she sounds good!