The collaborative performance of Justin Beiber, Jayden Smith and Usher was nothing but brilliant…fun to watch and so reminiscent of Michael Jackson. Usher has made no bones about the fact that his musical prowess is derived from the prince of pop and last night’s performance certainly attested to that.
The set began with a throw-back to 2007, a video of Beiber singing for Usher for the very first time. Then young Beiber plays solo on the guitar, singing his hit “Baby”, which leads into the intense dance-a-thon between himself and Jayden Smith. The two busted moves to Beiber’s latest hit, “Never Say Never”, while proud parents Will and Jada sing, dance and cheer in their seats. Finally comes the entrance of Usher, who delivers an exhilarating performance to his hit, “O.M.G.”
The shocker for me came about half-way through Usher’s performance, when he either slung his sunglasses (on purpose) or lost them (accidentally). Usher never performs without those sunglasses, he even delivered a eulogy at Michael Jackson’s memorial service wearing sunglasses. Even Beiber performs with Usher wearing sunglasses…but the superstar’s shades remain absent. I am gonna call it a wardrobe malfunction.