Justin Bieber performs during the half-time show at the 100th CFL Grey Cup game between the Toronto Argonauts and …
At the 100th Grey Cup celebration in Toronto on Nov. 25 at the Rogers Centre, Canadian boy wonder Justin Bieber took the halftime show stage after being booed before he even performed.
During the first half of the football game, images of Bieber and his show mate Carly Rae Jepsen were projected onto the stadium's big screen, and at least twice, they were met with a negative audience reaction.
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It must not have been easy to hear the crowd already dismiss him as a halftime performer before he even hit the stage. But, even though the odds were stacked against him, that didn't stop the 18-year-old singer from trying.
The Stratford, Ont.-native went out and performed his tracks "Boyfriend" and "Beauty and a Beat" with a large dance troupe behind him, showing his love for Canada and saying, "It's an honour to be here at the Grey Cup."
Canadian icon Gordon Lightfoot opened for Bieber, Jepsen and rock band Marianas Trench. Lightfoot was only allotted one song for his contribution to the halftime show, performing "Canadian Railroad Trilogy."
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Gordon Lightfoot performs during the half-time show at the 100th CFL Grey Cup game between the Toronto Argonauts …
Fans seemed disgruntled with the fact that the 74-year-old folk singer opened for the younger acts and in one viewer's opinion, was better than the hoopla the Biebs and Jepsen created, tweeting, "Gordon Lightfoot probably did the best performance of the night. Didn't lip sing, isn't tone deaf, & didn't have glitter in his hair. #staytrue."
Wrote another: "Hey, at least Gordon Lightfoot was actually singing. That's more than the Biebs can say."
The topic of who sang live during the Grey Cup's halftime show became a popular one on Twitter during and immediately following the collective's performance.
One moment in particular stood out to the crowd when Jepsen put her microphone out to the audience during "Call Me Maybe," asking them to participate, and the track continued to play.
"If you lip sync @carlyraejepsen , don't pull the mike from ur face to get the crowd to sing along," one viewer commented. "Besides, they prolly [sic] don't know the words."
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