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F1 sets the stage ablaze

F1 sets the stage ablaze

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Queen + Adam Lambert, Imagine Dragons and many more give unforgettable performances.

Besides bringing together some of the top racers in the world, this year's Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix also brought together some of the biggest names in the music industry.

From American rock band Imagine Dragons to the highly anticipated collaboration between vocalist Adam Lambert and Queen, the performances definitely did not disappoint.

Here are some of the performance highlights during the three-night race:

Bastille

The quartet did a swell job at getting everyone in the audience singing and jumping along, especially for crowd favourites like 'Things We Lost in the Fire' and 'Icarus'.

Having performed for the first time in Singapore last January, the lads came prepared with new material to embellish their one-hour-long set on Saturday.

F1 sets the stage ablaze
CHARMING FRONTMAN DAN SMITH'S VOCALS WERE DEVOID OF FLAWS.
PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH.SG/ANDY LIM

During the bridge of 'Of the Night', charismatic vocalist Dan Smith persuaded everyone to "get low" and go "absolutely mental" when the music came back in, which made for quite the spectacle.

By the end of their set, which closed with undoubtedly their most popular hit to date, 'Pompeii', everyone was left humming "eh eh oh eh oh" and preparing themselves for the sonic onslaught that was to come next.

Queen + Adam Lambert 

Queen + Adam Lambert took the stage and completely obliterated it with their blistering 25-song set, which was flourished with just the right amount of jaw-dropping stage theatrics, wardrobe changes and dynamite.

The British rock band churned out evergreen sizzling hits like 'We Will Rock You', 'We Are the Champions' and the opera-esque 'Bohemian Rhapsody', to the delight of their die-hard fans.

Thrilled with the absolute brilliance and soaring vocal ability of Adam Lambert, the crowd was grooving to their favourite songs and singing at the top of their lungs, despite it being almost 200 degrees in the Padang.

Their performance showcased every members' sheer versatility and showmanship.

F1 sets the stage ablaze
GUITAR LEGEND BRIAN MAY BLEW THE ROOF OFF THE PLACE WITH
HIS SLICK LICKS AND ELECTRIFYING SHREDDING.
PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH.SG/ANDY LIM

The night ended in a blaze of confetti and one thing was for sure: Queen proved that nothing can stop them, now (or ever).

Halsey

The petite 21-year-old appeared on stage in a yellow romper and knee-high boots on Sunday night, and stole the show as soon as she belted out the first few lines of 'Gasoline', making her mid-pubescent fans in the crowd go crazy.

Being her first time performing in Singapore, the electropop singer sang hits like 'Colours', 'Ghost' and crowd favourite, 'Closer'.  

F1 sets the stage ablaze
HALSEY SHOWED OFF HER VOCALS WITH HITS LIKE 'GHOST' AND 'HOLD ME DOWN'. 
PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH.SG/SOE HEIN HTET

One of the highlights of her performance included her introduction to 'Hurricane'. The young singer looked into the crowd and announced, "this song is a reminder that you don't belong to anyone but yourself," in reference to the lyrics "don't belong to no city, don't belong to no man". Her entire set was upbeat and exciting, yet heartfelt at the same time.

Having only spent a year in the industry, Halsey put on a very impressive performance for the race-goers last Sunday evening. We can't wait to see more of her! 

Imagine Dragons 

The four-piece American rock band was one was of the most anticipated acts of the night and definitely did not disappoint the crowd during their unforgettable two-hour set.  

Starting off slow and simple with 'Shots', the performance grew electrifying through the night and into the wee hours of Monday morning. 

Lead Singer Dan Reynolds constantly interacted with the crowd between songs by thanking and showing his love to fans, even sharing his experiences with the local culture.

F1 sets the stage ablaze
LEAD VOCALIST DAN SHARED HIS HILARIOUS EXPERIENCE WHEN HE GOT A MASSAGE IN SINGAPORE. 
PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH.SG/SOE HEIN HTET

With hits like, 'On Top of the World' and 'Demons', the band even brought up a kid on stage to join them during one of their songs. *squeals*

Ending the night with crowd-pleasers, 'I Bet My Life' and 'Radioactive', the audience could definitely feel the love and passion from the quartet. With the stage lit with pyrotechnic displays and the crowd singing along at the top of their lungs, it was definitely a night any fan wouldn't want to miss!

P.S: They said they'll be back next year!  

WRITTEN BY AZRA RAUFF AND ANNA FERNANDEZ