While [artist id="1270"]Usher[/artist] was making everyone say “OMG” with his performance on Thursday night’s (June 17) “So You Think You Can Dance” results show, it was protégé [artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist] who had teenage girls everywhere tuning in to catch the premiere of his “Somebody to Love” video , featuring, of course, Usher.
“You guys are fans of Justin Bieber, right?” Usher asked the crowd, who enthusiastically agreed. “It’s gonna be an incredible video.”
The clip was shot in May and was directed by Dave Meyers (Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne). While Bieber had previously teased his dancing skills in the “Baby” video, he really channeled Usher’s smooth moves in this newest clip. There’s even one special female backup dancer who dances one-on-one with Bieber.
While Bieber’s videos thus far have had a story line, this one is really just Bieber and various dancers backing him up for the club-friendly pop tune, while he and Usher display their keen skills in all things pop-and-lock. Perhaps as a nod to his song on the “Karate Kid” soundtrack , there are ninja dancers showing off their martial-arts skills amid flames.
There’s even a part where Bieber rides a bicycle, but dancing definitely takes center stage. “[We're] bringing Justin into the world of dance on this one, giving Justin the chance to integrate to different styles of dance,” Meyers said about the clip. “So we kind of kept it simple with the art direction, just real graphic and really highlighting the dance. No big story lines, no crowds of people, just real clean.”
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