The screaming (and crying) fans who spent days camped out in Rockefeller Center were well rewarded this morning when Justin Bieber showed up on the Today Show stage to preform a new favorite, an old favorite, and a soon-to-be favorite. The audience loved it all.
Backed by a swarm of dancers and wearing a baseball tee, a hooded-vest (Bieber staple), and a nice looking pair of black and white high tops, Biebs hit the stage with his current single “Boyfriend.” Like he did at the BET Awards, it looks like he relied pretty heavily on the backing track for some of song’s the harder-to-hit notes. No bother, though, the Bielibing audience was thrilled enough to have their boyfriend there, and for a lucky few in the front row, within arm’s reach.
He followed up with “Baby,” a well-worn favorite. Bieber’s vocal register has dropped noticeably in the two years since “Baby”‘s release, but the song holds and Justin seems to enjoy preforming it still. In Ludacris‘ absence, he called on the audience to help with the rapped verse. Of course they knew all the words.
They also seemed to know all the words to “As Long As You Love Me,” a just-released synth-driven dubstep love song from Believe. Beibs handled the hooks high notes with ease, and then when surprise guest Big Sean came out for his verse, Bieber offered an eager assist on that, too. A more than capable rapper, this was the moment Bieber seemed most excited. A sign of things to come?
Check out video of his performances below!