Justin Bieber rocks NY’s Apollo Theater, knocks out the power [Video]

On Monday night, teenaged ladykiller Justin Bieber blacked out the Apollo Theater.

The pop superstar loved ’round the world packed the historic house with a legion of fresh-faced “Beliebers,” rocking the nearly-100 year old venue so hard that it temporarily lost power.

As the show neared its end, all of the stage’s electronic instruments and some lighting inexplicably lost power for more than 40 minutes.

“The boy blew up the Apollo — he heated up the Apollo,” said Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun.

Many artists on Bieber’s level would probably have lost it under such circumstances but the Canadian kid took it all in stride, turning the potential disaster into an impromptu “unplugged” experience.

“He walks out, he literally quiets the crowd, and he says, ‘I’m sorry the power is out. . (But) you guys have always had my back. I’m going to sing ‘Boyfriend’ and you’re going to sing it back to me,'” Braun explains.

What could have been a totally embarrassing moment then became a memorable one, as the room full of teenaged Beliebers helped their favorite singer perform the hit single.

As if filling the Apollo with white people wasn’t an impressive enough feat (the nearly 100-year-old venue has been long-known for hosting black crowds and the cream of the Black Entertainment crop including James Brown and Michael Jackson), Biebs also managed to complete a great show with no instruments, showing his mettle as an entertainer and proving what Braun has believ– excuse me, “Beliebed” — all along:

“Every step of the way he’s been doubted. He is a great artist and entertainer and tonight he showed that.”

Check out some clips from the show below, including the music-less performance of “Boyfriend” and an impromptu drum solo, as well as a full-powered rendition of Believe‘s “One Less Lonely Girl” and “All Around the World” with his lone guest Ludacris.


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