Nothing ruff about her! Mariah Carey shows her curves in TWO tiny dresses as she kicks off NFL season by performing with her dog
09:11 GMT, 6 September 2012
She was tasked with kicking off the new football season tonight so Mariah Carey did it the only way a diva knows how.
Her antics of the evening included arriving on stage halfway through a song, sporting two glitzy dresses and even performing with her pet pooch under one arm.
The 42-year-old singer belted out her new single Triumphant (Get ‘Em) at the NFL Opening Kickoff in New York.
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It's a dog's life: Mariah Carey was joined on stage by one of her pet pooches at the NFL Opening Kickoff in New York
Girl's best friend: Mariah bent down to pick up her dog during the performance, before holding the animal close to her chest as she performed
But as Cee Lo Green took to the stage
on a throne, Mariah showed who is the biggest diva as she waited one
minute and 30 seconds into the track before showing up.
Beforehand, a black and white video played on a screen while the words ‘fashionably late’ flashed across it.
doors opened for Mariah’s entrance, the star stepped out in a dazzling
gold minidress with a train, which showed off her famous curves.
Quick change artist: Mariah showed off her curves in two different very slinky dresses during the evening
The sequined bodice number put it all on display and Mariah also had a matching wrap for the performance.
Of course, there were plenty of wind machines on hand while Mariah hit the high notes of her song.
wasn’t the only treat she had in store for the Rockefeller Center
audience as the newly appointed American Idol judge also performed some
The long and the short of it: Mariah wore a stunning gold 'mullet' dress
She sang Touch My Body for the excited crowd but not before the superstar had changed into another dress, which was different while serving the same purpose of flaunting her figure.
Her second frock was sequined black
and boasted a very low-cut so as to show off her ample cleavage, and she
teamed it with matching glittering peep toe pumps.
And while Cee Lo Green sat this one out, Mariah wasn’t alone on stage as she was joined by one of her pet dogs.
New single: Mariah performed her latest track Triumphant (Get 'Em) along with Cee Lo Green who was on a throne
Crowd-pleaser: As well as belting out her new track the star performed some vintage Mariah and sung Touch My Body
She's still got it! Mariah proved that she's still able to hit those high notes during the show-stopping performance
Jack Russell terrier Jill. E Beans is one of Mariah’s five pooches and her owner lifted her up and proudly showed her off to the audience.
It seems the wind machines weren’t enough for this particular performance as Mariah was later seen whipping out a red fan with ornate gold detailing.
Abs-mazing: Gwen Stefani showed off her very toned stomach as she sang with her band No Doubt
Reunited: No Doubt performed their comeback single Settle Down for the excited crowd at the Rockefeller Center
The Always Be My Baby star wasn’t the only one to sing at the ceremony and No Doubt were also on hand.
Gwen Stefani showed off her toned abs in a black sports bra and checked trousers, which she teamed with leather boots, as the newly reunited band performed their comeback single Settle Down.
Meanwhile in New Jersey, Queen Latifah took to the pitch ahead of the New Jersey Giants and Dallas Cowboys game, where dressed in a football shirt, she led a gospel rendition of the National Anthem.
Patriotic: In New Jersey Queen Latifah performed the National Anthem ahead of the first game of the new season
Kicking things off: The singer performed a gospel rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner before the New York Giants played ball against the Dallas Cowboys