Katy Perry performs in Hanoi

In the program taking place at Hoan Kiem Lake Theater, artists performed songs to encourage the spirit of overcoming difficulties and challenges.

Katy Perry hát Unconditionally

Katy Perry sings “Unconditionally”. Video: Vin Future Prize

At around 9:13 p.m., Katy Perry appeared. She said “Hello Vietnam”, then said: “Thank you for inviting me here. I am truly honored to sing for those who have changed the world.” The singer performed the song Unconditionally with his own group of friends and band. At the end of the first song, she said: “I love Vietnam. Thank you very much.”

The moment Katy Perry performed in Hanoi. Photo: Giang Huy

The second act she performed was Roar . The song was released in 2013 and is considered a “roar” that affirms her strong ego. The singer released the song after going through her first broken marriage and said: “I wrote the song when I was tired of hiding my feelings and not daring to speak out, which caused a lot of trouble.” frustration”. In May, Katy also sang Roar at the Coronation of King Charles III.

Katy Perry hát Roar

The song “Roar”. Video: Vin Future Prize

After the biggest award presentation, the singer reappeared on stage, singing the song Firework . The song was released in 2010, with the inspirational chorus: “Cause, baby, you’re a firework. Come on, show ’em what you’re worth”. (Because, my friend, you are a firework. Come on, show others your worth).

Katy Perry hát “Firework”

Katy Perry sings “Firework”. Video: Giang Huy

To prepare for the performance, Katy Perry’s team commissioned Cong Tri to make two evening dresses. For the medley of Unconditionally and Roar , the singer wore a lilac purple chiffon dress, the highlight being the chest and waist slits. The outfit is based on a model from the Spring Summer 2024 collection released in November.

With Firework , Cong Tri designed her own dress inspired by the lyrics of this song. The two discussed several months before the event took place. The dress has a V-neck cutout, comes with long sleeves and a moderate A-line skirt. The applique technique – Cong Tri’s forte in design – is shown throughout the dress, creating a sparkling effect under the stage lights.

Katy Perry arrived in Vietnam on the evening of December 19. She rested at a five-star hotel in the old town area. On the morning of December 20, the singer went shopping and took photos with some fans.

The singer has been to Vietnam twice but has not performed yet. In 2015, she was a guest at a forum in Ho Chi Minh City. A year later, she came to Ninh Thuan as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF.

In addition to musical activities, in recent years, she has actively participated in social work, for many years campaigning for the rights of children and the LGBT community. She currently lives with her second husband – actor Orlando Bloom , and has a daughter.

The singer said “Hello Vietnam” when he first appeared on stage. Photo: Giang Huy

Katy Perry’s real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born 1984). She is a famous American singer and songwriter, one of the pop music icons of the 2010s. The singer owns many hits with more than a billion views on YouTube such as Dark House, Roar, Bon Appétit, Firework, Last Friday Night, Hot N Cold … She was associated with the American Idol program and was a judge for seven years. In November, Katy Perry sold the music rights to songs and albums from 2008 to 2020 to Litmus Music, earning $225 million.

The VinFuture Global Science and Technology Award is held annually. In addition to Katy’s performance, the program has many performances showing the interaction of Vietnamese and international cultures. Opening the ceremony, conductor Dong Quang Vinh and the national orchestra of 32 people performed the Vietnamese National Anthem, composed by Van Cao, with a new arrangement with bold Vietnamese characteristics.

Meritorious Artists of Lijiang and the Moonlight Dance Company performed a medley of the Bau Dan Dan Dan Can Tho – Dear people, don’t go home . Cellist Phan Do Phuc and the New Vitality Orchestra perform Symphony No. 9: From The New World .

American singer Katy Perry will sing for the first time at the VinFuture science and technology awards ceremony at Ho Guom Theater, Hanoi, December 20. 34

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