Justin Bieber performs at the Madison Square Garden – November 28, 2012 in New York City. The sold out concert was the first of two shows he will holding at the venue this week.
He settled for lip-synching through his more fast paced numbers but showed his vocal strength when singing through ballads like “Catching Feelings,” the New York Times reports. These quiet moments, it seems, were Bieber’s best when it came to commanding the stage.
With Carly Rae Jepsen and The Wanted opening the show, all was set for an exciting night for pop music, and Justin delivered on that promise, from his high-flying performance of “Be Alright” to the final acapella note of his closing song, “As Long As You Love Me.”
But it was his high energy that captivated ConctactMusic.com who praised the singer for effortlessly tackling his set and “getting well into his sexy dance moves.” This show was another chance for the Biebs to separate himself from his bubble gum image as he presented a more mature performer than the one that graced the same stage in 2010. Bieber kept the audience engaged and his fans, of all ages, screaming throughout the show — a reaction the global pop sensation must be well-acquainted with by now.