In fact, there are no more relevant words than "wow," "mind-blowing" and "crazy" to describe watching 21-year-old songwriter Sean Mendes perform at the Rogers Center on Friday night (September 6). Toronto for a sold-out crowd of 55,000, the biggest headliner show he's ever done – and no less in his hometown.
A multi-talented musician who plays guitar and piano and has an impressive vocal range from blues to falsa, grown only a short drive in Beijing, Ontario. The cornerstone comes just five years from Party Life, the debut single that made him the youngest person to make his debut in the top 25 of Billboard's Hot 100.
The concert, which included the sudden appearance of Camilla Cabelo in the sexy duet of their Billboard single "Senorita" and a successful marriage proposal by Coach Mendes Josh with his girlfriend, limited that leg from his North American tour with colleagues Toronto, 23-year-old all d Alessia Kara, as an act of support.
Mendes thanked Kara and called her "the most incredibly smart and talented, incredibly caring incredible person [who] climbs the stage and rocks that are shown every night." (She joined him for the previous European stage of tour.) Mendes, who is touring behind his self-titled album in 201
The entire 135-minute stadium show, plus Kara's 45-minute set, was filmed by multiple cranes, as well as wire sketches and operators near the stage. A "filming meeting" on the screens around the venue alarms the concertgoers "by entering this venue, you agree to be filmed, filmed or otherwise recorded," but did not say what the footage was about.
Mendes is probably at maximum natural this morning, the sheer magnitude of achievement is now captured for posterity. Both he and Kara felt emotional, torn apart and apparently cluttered to play such a big place in their hometown.
Kara, who released this summer EP on Friday, and sang such hits as "Growing Pain," "Scars to Your Beautiful," and an October live debut called the Rogers Center Show, "Such a dream comes true." I am sailing, ”and reminded the audience that it is“ from here, from Brampton, ”a suburb of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
"Before I sing this next song, I just want to thank everyone who was part of this techno tour, my whole team, everyone, Sean, everyone on this tour was so amazing, thank you for opening the stage for us, "she said in a voice. "I'm sorry. I'm super emotional."
When Mendez appeared 25 minutes later, he also broke off and spoke after a few songs, "How are you doing there? I just want to take a moment to say with all my heart." to every single person in this room, thank you very much for coming out. "Giant screens radiated his well-being to the whole stadium.
The setlist was practically the same as the other stops on the tour, but this night was one of a kind. maybe the musical equivalent of the NBA Rally at Toronto Raptors (well, maybe that would push him), a holiday of home-town talent – and maybe the whole country.
"Oh my God. It's just incredible. This place is so big!" said Mendes at the upright piano. " This is not just mine right now. This stadium full of people is as yours to be proud of as mine. I love you guys so much, really from the beginning, all your support. Thank you. everyone in this room should look around and be proud of it because it's special and I don't do it myself, I do it with all of you. So thank you. Look around and be proud. "
Toronto Settler Sean Mendes (September 6):
" Lost in Japan "
" There's Nothing That Holds Me Back "
"Senorita" (with Camila Cabello)
"Never be alone"
"I want to dance with someone (who loves me) "(Whitney Houston cover)
" A little too much "/" Because I had you "/" Patience "/" When you're done "medley
" Party Life "
"I Like To Be You"
"Let's Treat Better" [1"SpecialTaste"
"Where have you been in the morning?" "
" Fallin & # 39; All in You "
" Youth "
" If I Can't Have You "
" Why "
" Mercy "
"Fix You" (Coldplay cover)
"In My Blood"