Today Tonight’s Perth reporter Mark Gibson has snagged the only Australian interview with superstar Jennifer Lopez.
The exclusive face-to-face was due to take place after the singer’s concert at Perth Arena last night, and is set to air on the Seven program tonight.
Gibson told AAA that it was both “exciting” and “daunting” to be interviewing the US pop queen, who has been named the world’s most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine.
“We’re stoked, we’re really happy,” he said of landing the exclusive Australian interview with Lopez.
Perth was the first leg of the 43-year-old’s five-stop Australian trip and marks the first time she has toured the country during her 13-year career.
The mother of two made no effort to hide her arrival in Perth. She was snapped on the balcony of her West Perth hotel on Wednesday.
ashionably late, Jennifer Lopez burst on to Perth Arena stage last night for her first Australian concert.
From the moment she stepped on stage yelling “Hello lovers”, the 43-year-old singer was ready to give it her all as her troupe of male backing dancers ripped off her feathered skirt, revealing a sparkling catsuit.
While not sold out, the crowd, who had spent up to $800 a ticket, went wild as J-Lo launched into her 2005 hit Get Right before delivering classic singles such as Love Don’t Cost A Thing, Waiting for Tonight, I’m Real and Jenny from the Block.
Unlike some other US pop stars, most notably Britney Spears, Lopez displayed a fine singing voice, but it was her incredibly toned yet petite body, dance moves and spontaneous crowd banter that had the audience eating out of her hand.
J-Lo fans got a fleeting chance to meet their idol yesterday afternoon.
Escorted by a sizeable entourage of bodyguards, the singer descended from her rooms at West Perth’s Richardson Hotel to meet and greet some of the waiting fans.
Last night’s show was the first of five Australian gigs.
J-Lo will travel to Adelaide next, before dates in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.