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Concert Review: Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 at Madison Square Garden

Miley Cyrus performing at Jingle Ball 2013
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On Friday night, Madison Square Garden was sold out for Z100’s Jingle Ball. This year’s star studded holiday concert featured performances by Miley Cyrus,
Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore &
Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Paramore, Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Jason
Derulo and Austin Mahone.

The show started off with singer and dancer Jason Derulo. Jason and
his backup dancers danced across the stage for ”Whatya Say” and ‘In My
Head” before slowing it down for his third single ‘Marry Me.”

Next
to take the stage was Fifth Harmony. Fifth Harmony became a girl group
during the second season of The X Factor. Their set included hits ”Miss
Movin On,” ”Better Together” and ”Me and My Girls.”

Singer
Selena Gomez hit the stage with her latest single ”Slow Down” and
followed up with one of older hits ”Love You Like A Love Song. ” She
then performed two songs from her latest album ”Stars Dance” titled
”B.E.A.T” and ”Undercover.” Selena Gomez closed her uptempo set with
her hit ”Come And Get It.”

Ariana Grande performing at Jingle Ball 2013
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Rock band Fall Out Boy kicked off
their set with FOB fan favorites ”Dance Dance” and ”Thanks For The
Memories.” The mood was slowed down for ”Alone Together” before their
set ended with pyro and fire for ”My Songs Know What You Did In The
Dark.”

Singer Austin Mahone took the stage dancing to the hit
”Just A Friend.” He kept up the fresh dance moves for banga’s ”Banga
Banga” and ”What About Love.”

Next was Singer Ariana Grande.
Ariana started her set off with her hit ”Right There” before
performing the holiday classic ”Last Christmas.” She kept the mellow
feel going with ”Honeymoon Avenue” and closed with the hit ”The
Way.”

There were many special guest announcers this year from
Ryan Seacrest, Anna Kendrick, Kellan Lutz and even Lindsay Lohan but
only one introducer got on the mic for an impromptu performance. R&B
singer R Kelly performed his hit ”Ignition” and had the crowd going
”Toot Toot” and ”Beep Beep” along with the lyrics before he
introduced Pitbull.

Pitbull performing at Jingle Ball 2013
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Pitbull got the party started with
”International Love” and ”Don’t Stop The Party.” Pitbull continued
dancing along with his female backup dancers for ”I Know You Want Me”
and ”Timber.” He closed his set with his hit ”Give Me Everything.”

R&B
singer Robin Thicke hit the stage performing ”Give It 2 U” and played
the piano during his latest single ”Feel Good.” He closed his set
with everyone singing and dancing along to the hit ”Blurred Lines.”

Singer
Enrique Iglesias started off with hit Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You) and ”I
Like How It Feels.” Enrique performed his latest single ”Heart
Attack” before being joined onstage by Pitbull for ”I Like It.”

Rock
Band Paramore hit the stage rockin’ with ”Misery Business.” Paramore
then performed their upcoming single ”Ain’t it fun” with a choir. They
performed the ballad ”The Only Exception” and closed with the hit
”Still Into You.”

Macklemore performing at Jingle Ball 2013
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Next on stage was Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Macklemore hit the stage amped rapping ”Thrift Shop.” He went on to
with the equality promoting track ”Same Love” with featured vocalist
Mary Lambert and special guest vocals Tegan and Sara. Macklemore
performed the latest single ”White Walls” before closing his set with
the crowd rapping along with ”Can’t Hold Us.”

Last to take the
stage was singer and twerk-tastic performer Miley Cyrus. Her holiday
inspired stage included backup dancers dressed like reindeers, a bad
Santa and even a Christmas tree. She started with older hit ”Party in
the USA” before dancing along to ”We Can’t Stop.” Miley also did an
amazing cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness.” She performed two
songs from her latest album ”Bangerz,” the uptempo ”Get It Right”
and the ballad ”Adore You.” Miley ended her set with the hit
”Wrecking Ball.” She showed off her vocal skills while confetti filled
the air for the finale.

The sold out crowd in attendance got to
experience a talent-filled non-stop party that only a can’t miss event
like Z100’s Jingle Ball could provide!

To see more of my photos from Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013, visit flickr.com/photos/temppatt.

Photo Credit:
The photos used was taken and owned by me. If you use any of the photos, please credit Tempestt Patterson – flickr.com/photos/temppatt
Disclosure:
This is a live review of Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 from December 13, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. I received free tickets to attend and review this event but I was not compensated for this post. Reviews are based on personal opinion and not influenced in any way.

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Written by Tempestt Patterson

Tempestt Patterson enjoys and writes about entertainment, music, movies, television, technology, products, New York events and more. She also loves photography.

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