R&B singer Monica performed a 45-minute set over the weekend (Fri. Jul 2) at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans as she opened the main stage the 2010 Essence Music Festival. Mo’s set included her old hits from the 90’s and early 2000’s and she also performed her new songs including her latest album’s title track “Still Standing,” “Everything to Me” and her latest single “Love All Over Me” as well as the fan favorite “Here I Am.”

The Atlanta native also treated the crowd with flawless covers of her idol Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You” and “You Give Good Love.” Check out a few pics of our friend Monica at the 2010 Essence Music Festival in Louisiana below…