Avril Lavigne, our go-to singer for heartaches
and my little emo phase growing up was in the UAE for a little cultural reawakening over the past week. The Canadian musician sang for the annual ‘Special Olympics’ held in Abu Dhabi during their opening ceremony and performed with a dapple of other artists in a dazzling spectacle.
Avril sang the new ‘Special Olympics’ anthem and took to Twitter to express how honoured she felt to be part of the opening ceremony.
It was such an honor performing the new @SpecialOlympics anthem with @LuisFonsi and many other incredible musicians at the Special Olympics @WorldGamesAD Opening Ceremonies! Good luck everyone 💙 #MeetTheDetermined pic.twitter.com/fm1xZrPijG
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) March 14, 2019
She later performed at a more intimate affair and debuted her new song ‘Head Above Water’ (my inner, dampened childhood is screaming rn).
The singer performed a heartfelt rendition of her new song at the Special Olympics ‘Healthy Athletes Reception.’
— Saeed (@SaeedSquared) March 16, 2019
Avril spent the rest of her time inhaling the richness that the UAE heritage held, from camel walks along a private Abu Dhabi beach…
To embracing an abaya with aplomb!
Avril thanked the UAE for having her and said how she was “moved by the beauty and grace of [their] culture.” The singer expressed how her time in Abu Dhabi had been both “magical” and “epic.”
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Moved by the beauty and grace of your culture. Being here for the @specialolympics and performing with @luisfonsi, @tamerhosny, @7sainaljassmi, and @assala_official has been such an amazing experience. Everyone has been so warm and my time here has been magical and epic. Thank you for having me UAE and for your hospitality @emiratespalace 💙 Photo by Robb Dipple // Glam and Style by @laurenbateshair
Avril stunned as she posed for pictures in her new look!
Avril’s fans gushed about her makeover underneath her posts, and couldn’t stop complimenting her!
What do you think of Avril’s new look? 🙂