All her fans were aflutter Saturday night (July 7) in Las Vegas as Mariah Carey’s new residency “The Butterfly Returns” celebrated its grand opening at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Carey -- who said she was “still working out the kinks” at a post-show reception -- looked stunning and sounded strong throughout the nearly two-hour performance. Earlier in the week, the fires of controversy were stoked when it was revealed during a debut-night staging snafu on Thursday (July 5) that Carey was lip syncing to a track. (Saturday night’s performance appeared to be mostly live.)
As one would expect, Carey worked her way through her hits and a handful of costume changes while being flanked by nimble back up dancers, among them her boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. Her 7-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe even made an appearance. For her looks. MC wore a sparkly fringe sequin ensemble to start, followed by a sleek sheer black sheath -- similar to what she wore to the after-party -- and capped off with a white stunner accented by a feather train.