Ne-Yo Opens The Miss Universe Pageant With Stellar Performance Of ‘Nights Like These’

Ne-Yo kept killin' it at the Miss Universe pageant! He opened the show with a performance of 'Nights Like These,' and then took the stage again later in the night for a rendition of his hit, 'Miss Independent.'

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The Miss Universe pageant has officially begun, and it kicked off with a bang! Ne-Yo is the performer at the Thailand show on Sunday, Dec. 16, and he didn’t disappoint with his opening performance! The singer crooned to his hit song, “Nights Like These” alongside musicians from the pageant’s host country.

But Ne-Yo wasn’t done yet! He came back onstage just before they crowned the winner. He brought down the house with his track, “Miss Independent,” as the final three contestants – Miss Philippines, Miss South Africa and Miss Venezuela – walked the runway in their gorgeous evening gowns.

Ahead of the show, the hitmaker gave people a taste at what was to come with a little help from some of the contestants. The Miss Universe Organization tweeted out a fun video of Ne-Yo conducting a group of the contestants in a remix version of his hit song, “Miss Independent.” (The remix involved changing the title lyric to Miss Universe, obvi.)

Fans couldn’t contain their excitement over Ne-Yo’s performances. “I don’t know what I’m most excited for, Ne-yo performing at Miss Universe or to see who the new Miss Universe 2018 will be!” tweeted @TessieLedesma. Girl, same!

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