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Defying gravity! Sam Smith steals the spotlight in a huge 'equality' dress as they perform a theatrical show at Mardi Gras in Sydney

By Caleb Taylor For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:48 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 04:49 GMT, 1 March 2020

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UK singer Sam Smith promised a special performance at Mardi Gras.

And on Saturday, the 27-year-old certainly delivered when they stormed the stage while at the after party at the Hordern Pavilion. 

Sam was positively showstopping in the dazzling performance, as they ascended in a red dress emblazoned with the word 'equality', which theatrically billowed across the stage.

Here to party! 'I love being queer' Sam Smith, 27, (pictured) was every inch the showstopper when they performed their dazzling performance on Saturday night at Mardi Gras

Here to party! 'I love being queer' Sam Smith, 27, (pictured) was every inch the showstopper when they performed their dazzling performance on Saturday night at Mardi Gras

This was Sam's first performance at the LGBT+ inclusive event. 

Writing on Instagram on Sunday morning, Sam enthused: 'I've been waiting for this moment for a long time. I've been sh**ting myself all day. I love you Sydney and I love being queer x.' 

Later, Sam shared a photograph of themselves alongside Dua Lipa, who also performed at the Sydney event.

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Inspiration: Sam's showstopping moment appeared to be inspired by a famous moment in the musical Wicked 

Dua struck a mischievous smile at the camera, while Sam stood behind her with a smouldering expression on their face. 

Sam captioned the image with a number of multi-coloured hearts, symbolising the Pride flag.   

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Saturday, Sam said they wanted to make their performance at the event

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