Katy Perry brought her roadshow to a sold-out Rod Laver Arena to kick off her first Australian tour in two years, and few seemed disappointed.
Despite a limited vocal range, few dance moves to speak of and that strangely soulless stare, 26-year-old Perry has already nailed global pop superstardom, the budding film career and the reformed bad-boy hubby.
She merrily bounced through her hit list - Firework, Teenage Dream, Hot N Cold – in a range of comic book and candyland-themed outfits that were not so much figure-hugging as figure-asphyxiating.
The obligatory ballad was a drag, there’s obviously a good reason why the non-hits don’t get released and the less said about I Wanna See Your Peacock the better.Ditto her attempts at an Aussie accent between songs.
After a karaoke segment, it all culminated in a candy-coatedCalifornia Girls, capping a show that was a decent riposte to those of us who presumed Perry didn’t have the chops to outlast a novelty pop classic.
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