Immediately after a two-calendar year hiatus, the Cincinnati Tunes Competition returned in a major way this earlier weekend.
With performances by Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, The O’Jays, Following 7, Ari Lennox and additional, the event saw a whole attendance of 78,000 people today Friday and Saturday, according to a press launch.
Joe Santangelo, the festival’s producer, said the last day of Cincinnati Songs Pageant drew the largest Saturday crowd to Paul Brown Stadium in the event’s heritage.
Relive the festivities with our checklist of 5 superb moments below.
Images:Janet Jackson headlines 2022 Cincinnati Audio Festival’s last night time
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Andrew J Brady turns into a dance ground
The Andrew J Brady Audio Middle reworked into a dance flooring on July 21, the very first evening of the Cincinnati Tunes Competition. In in between performances by Arin Ray, BJ the Chicago Kid and Ari Lennox, DJ Vader Mixx retained guests out of their seats.
One girl stole the show – and the hearts of viewers users – with her dance moves to As well $hort’s 2006 strike, “Blow the Whistle.”
In situation you missed it, Enquirer reporter Haadiza Ogwude live-tweeted Thursday night’s demonstrates. Examine out her Twitter thread below.
Tank’s swoon-deserving second
In between his already steamy efficiency, R&B singer Tank pulled off his shirt, resulting in a collective swoon among some of his much more devoted lovers.
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Keyshia Cole stands in for Fantasia
Keyshia Cole was a surprise addition to the festival’s Friday evening lineup, filling in for Fantasia.
Competition organizers introduced on Facebook July 21 that Fantasia was “heartbroken” to be lacking the celebration. The “When I See U” singer did not say why she was no lengthier carrying out.
Having said that, a lot of followers on social media applauded Cole’s general performance, primarily as a very last-minute addition.
Janet Jackson does ‘the Mary’
Janet Jackson has revealed adore to fellow R&B star Mary J. Blige right before, and her Saturday general performance at Paul Brown Stadium was no distinctive.
During her performance of “That is the Way Love Goes,”
fans were being joyful to see the 56-12 months-old celebrity do “the Mary,” Blige’s signature swaying dance shift.
On social media, quite a few attendees also praised Jackson for dancing as a result of her approximately two-hour set regardless of the warmth.
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The O’Jays give their final Cincinnati efficiency
People who caught all-around following Janet Jackson’s general performance received to see The O’Jays’ previous Cincinnati live performance.
The Ohio-bred R&B group is now on its farewell tour, which included a cease at the Cincinnati Tunes Pageant.
The O’Jays arrived on phase following Jackson on Saturday, stunning numerous fans who were expecting the “Command” singer to be the very last performer.
They will keep on their farewell tour via Sept. 8, with stops in Detroit, Atlanta, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Memphis.