We didn’t think that Nick Jonas and Tove Lo could ever top their hypnotic music video for ‘Close’, but they’ve done it! The pair lit up the stage at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on May 22, and we have all of their performance details.
Nick Jonas, 23, and Tove Lo, 28, just performed what will definitely go down in awards show history as one of the best duets ever. The super sexy music video for “Close” is one of our favorites, and they absolutely did it justice onstage tonight.
Nick stepped out on a stripped-down set, instantly winning over the crowd with his pure voice. Hazy blue light and a full-length mirror added to the mysterious effect, and Tove held her own as she sang her part, perfectly harmonizing with Nick during the bridge. They ended the performance standing thisclose to each other before the whole stage faded to black — OMG!
Nick and Tove have performed “Close” live numerous times before. They commanded the Saturday Night Live stage in April, performing with the SNL house band, and Nick sizzled at Jimmy Kimmel Live! the same month. It’s so hard to decide which performance we like the most, but their duet at the BBMAs tonight definitely tops the list.
Nick also enchanted us with a preview of “Check That Shape”, an original song that he wrote for the classic kid’s HBO show Sesame Street. Surrounded by Muppets — including Bert, Cookie Monster, and the Count — Nick lays down a poppy, R&B rhythm with a party vibe. Adorable!
Keep checking back at HollywoodLife.com throughout the evening for more Billboard Music Awards coverage!
HollywoodLifers, did Nick and Tove perform your favorite song of the evening? Did you like this version better than the other performances they’ve done of the song so far?