Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Nicole Scherzinger closed the Special Olympics World Games ceremony at the Zayed Sports Stadium in Abu Dhabi last night with a powerful and moving performance of her new song,“Victorious.”
Scherzinger co-wrote the song with Grammy-winning songwriter and artist Jonas Myrin in honor of all the athletes and participants who took part in this year’s games. “Jonas and I were in the studio and wanted to write a song that encompassed the journey to ‘victory.’ It started as a message of encouragement, to push through the highs and lows – the elation of success but also the moments of despair. It turned into an anthem of hope and inspiration, whether that’s in sport or any goals we set for ourselves,” stated Scherzinger. “Victorious” was produced by Futuristics (Camilla Cabello, G-Eazy, Halsey) and is a preview for additional forthcoming tracks.
With tens of millions tuning in via Live Stream, the dynamic vocalist stunned the audience with another amazing performance later in the evening of her high-energy pop anthem “Boomerang.” The Stadium crowd of more than 40,000 people, including the members of the Royal families from the UAE, and Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, cheered on her performances. In support of local culture, Scherzinger was clad in Arab designer Mariam Yaya from her Mrs Keepa collection.
Scherzinger proudly serves as a global ambassador for the Special Olympics, which is a cause that is very near and dear to her heart as she grew up closely with an aunt who has Down Syndrome. Scherzinger has been in Abu Dhabi for the last few days and participated in handing out medals at various sporting events and cheering on all the participants from 190 countries.
Scherzinger is currently one of the co-judges alongside Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy and Robin Thicke on the runaway Fox hit series“The Masked Singer,” which was recently renewed for a second season. The global superstar has an exciting 2019 ahead with new projects to be announced soon.