Kelly Clarkson, One Republic, Maroon 5 Rock Audacy’s 10th Annual We Can Survive Concert
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Over the weekend, Audacy hosted their annual We Can Survive concert. Audacy raised over $600,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with this event. The 10th Annual We Can Survive Concert was held at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. It featured artists, Izza, David Kushner, Kelly Clarkson, One Republic, and Maroon 5.
Kelly Clarkson Blows Fans Away With Insane Vocals
On October 14, eager fans lined the edges of the Prudential Center, excited to see their favorite singers. In the audience, there were tons of people wearing Kelly Clarkson, One Republic, and Maroon 5 shirts.
The concert began with Opening Act winner IZZA, who put on an extremely entertaining, high energy act. Following IZZA was “Daylight” performed David Kushner, who provided a more somber, and slower act. Although the slower pace was a bit jarring given IZZA’s high energy set, it was the perfect buffer ahead of Kelly Clarkson’s allotted time.
Kelly Clarkson opened her set with “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” followed with “mine” from her album Chemistry, “Miss Independent,” brand new single “lighthouse,” and finally, none other than the iconic “Since U Been Gone.” Clarkson absolutely slayed the vocals for every song in her set. I’m a huge Clarkson fan and I was jaw-dropped for every song, because she hit each note with ease. I would say (with bias, of course) that she was the best vocalist of the night.
One Republic Played All of Their Hits AND More!
Following Clarkson was One Republic, who came to the stage joking that some audience members may have thought the show’s advertisement said One Direction. Nonetheless, One Republic purposely decided to sing their most well-known songs. They began their set with “Stop and Stare,” followed with “Good Life,” “Secrets” and “Love Runs Out.”
Then, the groups lead singer, Ryan Tedder, performed a “karaoke” portion of the set, where he sang songs he’s worked on that people may not know he’s written. These songs included “Halo” by Beyonce, “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis, and “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers. From there, One Republic performed Top Gun hit “I Ain’t Worried,” “Apologize” which transitioned into “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus and “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith. One Republic then, of course, ended their set with “I Lived” and “Counting Stars.”
One Republic was a significant highlight of the night. They performed so many songs, with such a high energy. They definitely succeeded in performing all of their hits, and the crowd loved it. My favorite part of their on stage presence was the fact that they didn’t shy away from bringing their violin, cello, and piano on stage.
Maroon 5 Hits Every Emotion
Finally, Maroon 5 came on stage, opening up with their 2010 hit “Moves Like Jagger.” The hit was followed up with “This Love,” major throwback “Stereo Hearts,” “One More Night,” “Animals,” “Payphone,” “What Lovers Do,” “Makes Me Wonder,” and “Maps.” Then, the concert slowed its pace for “Memories,” where Adam Levine got emotional. They followed up “Memories” with “Don’t Wanna Know,” and “Girls Like You.”
Levine then admitted that the band would not be getting off stage for their encore, instead they were going to remain on stage because they know what songs fans want to hear. Of course, they then performed their hits “She Will Be Loved,” and “Sugar.”
Maroon 5 honestly hit every emotion during their set. They had the highs of “Moves Like Jagger” and “This Love,” the lows of “Payphone” and “Memories,” and the absolutely craziness behind “She Will Be Loved,” and “Sugar.” I promise you every single person in the house sang along to both “She Will Be Loved” and “Sugar.”
Maroon 5 put on such a great set. They really showed their strengths as a band off with each song, and even implemented aspects of their performance to show off each band member.
Audacy’s 10th Annual We Can Survive was truly a night to remember, with some pretty insane acts. The successful event raised $600,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)