Usher’s Omg Tour Essay

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On November 13, 2010, R&B’s present and future performed in Las Vegas, NV at the Mandalay Bay for Usher’s OMG Tour. New vocalist Miguel, with the success of his “All I Want is You” single, warmed up the audience. But Trey Songz, aggressive sex pop hits from his new album: Passion, Pain, & Pleasure, made the crowd start to sizzle. The talent demonstrated in the opening acts got the audience hyped up for the main attraction…Usher! This concert gave the audience the ability to take it back to 1997 with songs “You Make me Wanna” and “Nice and Slow.” Songs like “Lil Freak” and “DJ got us Falling in Love” keeps the audience in the present and of course, dancing. Usher, still being one of the leading artists in R&B for the last 16 years, proves his talent of singing and dancing during this tour. Evidence that Usher deserves to stay on top can be visualized in this concert, especially with the fans begging for an encore. Usher’s latest tour definitely leaves the audience saying “OMG!”
While most of the audience, including myself, stared at the stage watching stick-barring dancers flash lights, Usher appeared in the middle of the audience. Wearing a leather jacket with matching sunglasses, boots, and pants, Usher continued his entrance to the stage by hovering above his audience on a clear platform. While he soared over the crowd, Usher sang “Monstar,” as the opening to his “OMG” Tour. Once the platform was near the stage, instead of lowering completely, only the front wires lowered giving the suspended Usher the chance to dance against a clear wall. Defying gravity with a bunji-cord strapped to his waist, and after some ninja dance moves, Usher was front and center on stage. After greeting his audience, Usher wastes no time getting to his smash hit singles, and we all know he has plenty.
Usher’s next song performance was a less popular “She Don’t Know” from his 2009 album Raymond V.S. Raymond. Quickly after that, Usher leaped into one of his hit singles: “Yeah.” This song definitely got the crowd up from their seats to dance and sing along with Usher. His dancing, quick and precise like usual, mirrored the 2004 music video on the large video screens behind him. This definitely proved Usher to be a visual guy, and this was proven more so throughout the night. The live band was hardly noticed. The focus was on the dancers (4 female, 5 males), the stage props, the choreography, the perfectly timed lights, the array of moving video screens, and of course, Usher. Even with all the music, lights, singing, and dancing, what made the show even more worthwhile was Usher’s personality. This was seen in his next song “You Remind Me” from Usher’s 2001 album 8701. Wearing a new wardrobe of all black with a red leather jacket, and matching red high tops, Usher sang the song that began his fame. During the chorus of this song, Usher would chase, and eventually lose, the affection of the four female dancers. “Oh well,” he shrugged, showcasing his million dollar...

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