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 set list for the show . “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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