This season of America’s Got Talent went out with a great big and certainly talented bang last night, with Canadian Justin Bieber and Big Sean hitting the stage for a monstrous performance of their “As Long As You Love Me” and Ne-Yo battling lasers to show us why he should “Let Me Love You.”
Justin’s stage set looked like O-Town’s “Liquid Dreams” set (or maybe a little like a Bose iPod doc), and — lasers, an army of dancers, and metallic galore — the performance was a real event. Justin has been performing “As Long As You Love Me” since Believe‘s release back in June, and at last he seems comfortable nailing the dance moves and hitting the high notes at the same time. They also let him have a moment with one of the female dancers. #stillkidrauhl, maybe, but Kid Rauhl’s growing up.
Ne-Yo followed in head to toe white with a sharp performance of his brand new number one single “Let Me Love You.” Like Biebs, he was joined by a small army of dancers and made to compete with a serious smoke and laser show. He’s got the moves and the pipes to stay at the center of attention in spite of it all, and the dance break was actually extra cool because of it all.