The calls for Justin Bieber to scrap his Saudi Arabia performance appear to have fallen on deaf ears. The Popstar just went through with it despite mounting criticism.

Bieber just hit the stage Sunday all the way over at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in SA, where the F1 Grand Prix is taking place. He was scheduled to headline among a slate of other performers, with his name by far being the biggest.

JB seemed pretty pumped for the performance. Looks like he was shaking off some pre-show jitters, as you can hear the roar of the crowd just beyond the curtain. Eventually, he made his way out to adoring fans, pointing at them for the grand entrance.

After that, he ran through a number of his songs … including “Deserve You,” “Somebody,” “Hold On” and more. Unclear how long his set ran it’s pretty obvious the spectators were satisfied with the performance. Bieber seemed to give it everything he had.


Of course, Justin’s decision to carry on with the gig is disheartening to many. Most significantly those who were actively campaigning for him to nix the whole thing altogether. It also includes the widowed fiancée of one Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote an open letter to him to reconsider.

For his part, Bieber hasn’t really been publicizing his appearance here clearly. He did what he’d been hired to do. Wonder if he’ll address this whole set of events once he’s back home.

Anirban Biswas

Anirban Biswas has been writing for Thirsty For News since 2021 and has been covering various topics such as entertainment, music, and pop culture. In his free time, Anirban enjoys playing guitar, composing music and exploring new places.

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