Somewhere between Aaron Carter and Justin Bieber, there was another blonde boy who proved that nice guys definitely don’t finish last. In 2003 at sweet sixteen, Jesse McCartney may not have been expecting that he will be releasing what would arguably become his most popular song, “Beautiful Soul”. The song was featured on the soundtrack of the Disney TV show “That’s So Raven” as well as the films “Sydney White” and “A Cinderella Story”. He even got to perform it with US Olympic Gymnast Carly Patterson on an episode of “Celebrity Duets”.
Four major studio albums and sixteen years later, Asia finally got the chance to swoon over one of the nicest yet most talented popstars, as Jesse brought his Resolution tour for a tri-city tour, making an initial stop in Vietnam. And when it was finally Manila’s turn last July 13, boy, did he make it worth the wait. Held at the New Frontier Theatre, he opened the show with a short dj set and quickly ushering into “She’s No You”, followed by “Leavin'”.
And barely halfway through the show, he made the crowd swoon even more as he picked a member of the audience who he serenaded who his own rendition of Robin Thicke’s “The Stupid Things”. And as if that wasn’t swoon-worthy enough, he followed it with “Bleeding Love” while playing the keyboards. Did you know that he co-wrote that song with Ryan Tedder? Though it didn’t make it in any of his albums so it was handed to Leona Lewis instead.
The night ended with his string of hits “Better With You”, “Shake” and closed with his latest hit “Wasted”. Or so we thought. He returned for an encore and rightfully wrapped up the night with “Beautiful Soul”.
Lucky VIP ticketholders who won the meet&greet raffle had the chance to take a photo with Jesse post-concert. Overall, it was just a nice filled with warm smiles and awesome music. The Asian leg of the Resolution Tour wrapped up the next day, July 14 at the Gateway Theatre in Singapore. Resolution Tour would resume for the U. S. leg by September.
Jesse McCartney MNL was presented by Random Minds.