The Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Friday night (January 15) weren't just about the year's best movies, with [artist id="3454571"]Nick Jonas & the Administration[/artist] taking the stage and bringing some rock, pop and R&B to the show. And Nick got started early as he played with his band on the red carpet.
Wearing a tuxedo and black-and-white Chuck Taylors, he played his band's debut single, "Who I Am," off the band's February release of the same name, high above the red carpet. The 17-year-old and his band then performed during the show as movies like "Avatar," "Up in the Air," and "Inglourious Basterds" won awards.
Playing a set of 11 covers going to and coming from commercial breaks, the playlist included covers of the Cars' "Just What I Needed," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder, "Abracadabra" by the Steve Miller Band, "Makes Me Wonder" by Maroon 5 and "I Just Want to Celebrate" by Rare Earth.
In the days leading up to his big gig, Nick spoke to MTV News about having to learn the [article id="1629767"]set list for the show[/article]. "There's a lot of songs that I have to learn still, but I'm looking forward to it," he said. "It's an honor to be a part of that show, and knowing that I'm going to be playing it with the band is comforting, considering they are very experienced and they've got a pretty good grip on what they're doing."
And for fans wondering how Nick picked the songs he performed at the show, he told us, "[The producers of the show and I] worked together on this one to come up with a list of songs that I feel comfortable with and that they were comfortable with as well. It's a big list, but it should be good to see it all come together."
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