Before Justin Bieber hit the stage tonight, I thought I’d try and be a bit more positive about him tonight. Partly because I couldn’t be arsed getting into a flame war with his Beliebers and partly because I think we critics can be awfully hard on the guy. He’s only a teenager, he can play instruments and compose his own songs. And he’s riding on the crest of a massive phenomenon.
So I’ll cut the negativity tonight.
As expected, Justin gives us a mashup of his two biggest hits – Baby and Somebody To Love – but the whole performance felt tragically short. I’d been hoping for a bit of Eenie Meenie, but not possible without Sean Kingston, obviously.
Still, the teen phenomenon pulled off a fantastic, Michael Jackson-inspired dance routine for the audience and I’m guessing that 3% of Twitter’s servers that they normally dedicate to all things Bieber was expended to maybe 10% tonight. Justin himself was wearing a rather spiky leather waistcoat affair, and I’m guessing that the tween audience at home were more than pleased with that performance!
Here’s the video – let me know if I was positive enough!