It had been more than five years since Canadian pop icon Nelly Furtado performed live, with her last show taking place in Switzerland in 2017. Addressing the Valley Stage crowd, she said she’d been five months pregnant at that last show, so being onstage again for a New Year’s set at Beyond The Valley was a completely different experience.

If Furtado had been nervous about her performance, she certainly didn’t show it. With only 35 minutes on the clock, she delivered powerful renditions of her biggest hits – including a cameo from SG Lewis and a remix of her Timbaland collaboration ‘Give It To Me’, courtesy of Australian producer Dom Dolla, whose set was up next.

She looked ever the superstar in a white, sparkly catsuit, flanked at one point by two dancers – RuPaul’s Drag Race queens Tynomi Banks and Kween Kong – who stunned in glittery, gold get-ups. Rounding out the night with 2006’s ‘Promiscuous’, Furtado’s return was a triumphant one – and hopefully the first of many more live shows to come.