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Life is Beautiful 2014: Top 12 Sets + Photos

on October 28, 2014, 4:35pm
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Sexiest Set

The Weeknd


Absent from the festival circuit for the past two years, The Weeknd returned on Friday night in a manor that would imply he’s spent the entire interim working on his suave moves. With the vocal range of Michael Jackson and the hair stylist of Russell Brand, Abel Tesfaye proved his frontman skills with smooth but powerful enthusiasm, stopping intermittently to instruct the packed crowd surrounding the Downtown stage to put their hands up. Three years after his first on-stage appearance, the Toronto-based artist looks as though he has finally found his groove, although much of his originals still sound painfully similar. Asking the crowds to “show me some love,” and “get sexy with me,” the alternative R&B artist serenaded fans with original singles like “House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls” and “Often”, but really sexed up the night with his passionate rendition of Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” as “pornography” floated on the giant screens behind him.

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