Justin Bieber Didn’t Mime Says Rep, Ends V Festival With Epic Crowd Sing-Alongs

Justin Bieber brought his spectacular “Purpose World Tour” to V Festival, ending his co-headlining run this past weekend. Although some fans moaned about the Biebs’ show on day one, plenty of fans loved it.

On the second night, Bieber led an impressive crowd of nearly 90,000 in a sing-along of his DJ Snake collab “Let Me Love You” and his Ed Sheeran co-written song “Love Yourself.”

The heartthrob got emotional at one point during his first show in Chelmsford and shared a meaningful speech about valuing life.

Different reviews of the Canadian’s concert abound. Some media reports and social media users complained that Bieber was miming at times. However, the NME reports the superstar’s rep has since said there was “no miming” during his spot.

Some favorable reviews raved that Bieber’s hit-packed Chelmsford concert thrilled many of the festival-goers in attendance.

This is despite the 22-year admitting to being a “little hungover,” as he told the crowd the first night. The Grammy winner was papped at London’s Tape nightclub the night before, where he partied with co-headliner Rihanna, his tour support singer Moxie Raia, and the model Bronte Blampied, who is reportedly a mutual friend of Bieber and his 17-year-old girlfriend, Sofia Richie (daughter of Lionel).

After the first show, the Biebs tweeted a stunning photo of himself and the audience, writing, “Thank you v fest. Night one was real.”

While some fans kvetched on social media after Bieber’s day one show, many Bieber fans who attended shared messages of appreciation.

Twitter user @_Bieber1994 wrote “Justin performed in a way I’ve never seen him before. That was INCREDIBLE, literally no other words! @justinbieber you were insane.”

Another fan, known as @EmzBieber gushed “@UK_BieberNews @JRabonOfficial @vfestival it was amazing oml iv never cried so much in my life of happiness.”

Other Justin Bieber fans tweeted their glowing verdicts on the superstar’s first show.

At the start of the concert, the Biebs appeared onstage to a huge roar and slid down the back of the stage, Digital Spy reports. “London, make some noise!” the singer yelled, perhaps an understandable faux pas for a non-English pop star.

The V Festival is spread across two locations — Hylands Park in Chelmsford, where Bieber played on Saturday — and Weston Park in Staffordshire, which he again performed as the headliner on Sunday.

Justin treated the V Festival to a 20-song set, kicking off with the first interlude on his acclaimed Purpose album, “Mark My Words.” From there, he tore into the barnstorming “Where Are U Now.”

The heartfelt “I’ll Show You” came next.

Bieber delighted the crowd when he picked up an acoustic guitar to perform his acoustic set. This included “Love Yourself,” “Let Me Love You,” and his Major Lazer team-up “Cold Water.”

“Let Me Love You.”

“Cold Water.”

Naturally, old favorites like “Boyfriend,” “Baby,” and “As Long As You Love Me” were in the mix too.

Fans who were at the show tweeted that the singer became emotional and cried during his intro speech to “Life is Worth Living,” which is a cut on Purpose about being overcoming serious difficulties through God.

“We don’t value life as much as we should,” Justin told the crowd. “I went through a period where I didn’t value life as much as I do now, but life is a gift. We’re together for a reason. I don’t think God makes mistakes.”

Possibly alluding to the recent spate of worldwide terrorism events he added, “Some really bad things happen in the world but love wins.”

At another point during the first show, Justin thanked the audience for “showing up” and said he was “having the best time.” Before he left the stage, he said, “Thank you so much for an amazing night.”

Check out V Festival footage of the Biebs and, oh, just a few thousand singing “Love Yourself” and “Let Me Love You” and “Cold Water” on the final night.

No words... #letmeloveyou

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