88RISING recording artist JOJI handled followers around the globe to THE EXTRAVAGANZA, a digital livestream on FRIDAY evening (10/23).
Directed by the artist himself, the hour-long set included performances of songs from JOJI’s just-released second album Nectar, and his 2018 debut, Ballads 1. The occasion was introduced as a old-time theatre selection present which, as SNL’s STEFON may say, “had the whole lot.” A visible expertise, there have been magic tips and skits in between (and typically throughout) songs.
JOJI opened the present singing “Sanctuary” whereas positioned over a dunk tank – till he was knocked into it. He carried out one music because the entrance a part of a two-person horse costume, one other dressed as a Minion. Proving his culinary abilities, he carried out his present single, “Your Man” whereas cooking an omelet on a makeshift kitchen counter (burning himself alongside the best way). Through the music “Fairly Boy,” he refereed a cage struggle – contained in the cage. He carried out “Run” whereas climbing alongside monkey bars and operating on a treadmill. Throughout “Ew,” he gave somebody what gave the impression to be an precise tattoo. For a number of songs, a scarecrow named Gator ‘accompanied’ JOJI on piano.
Intermissions between songs featured Expertise Exhibits. We noticed BRAD, a magician who carried out card tips and likewise bent a spoon ala illusionist URI GELLER; GIOVANNI, an opera singer who carried out a powerful “Nessun Dorma” and a JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE lookalike who appeared in cameos, earlier than being hustled off stage every time by JOJI, explaining “you gotta go … we won’t afford you.”
After performing the final music of the evening, “Sluggish Dancing In The Darkish,” the crew joined JOJI on stage to have fun and say goodnight. As confetti crammed the air, the singer appeared to assault one of many crew and ran off stage, by way of the again and out the door.
THE EXTRAVAGANZA was one of many greatest paid livestream occasions this 12 months and drew a stadium-sized viewers throughout three totally different showings. It was considered in 105 international locations around the globe and trended on TWITTER in 5 international locations (#1 US Music, #2 US General) with over 50,000 tweets in a 24-hour interval.