Between songs, Emeli Sandé told short stories about the numbers’ origins and inspirations. It made for a show heavy on audience connection with the rising star. “Daddy” was a suspenseful ballad that saw the Brit trying to stand still while playing piano and belting out heartfelt lyrics with urgency and emotion. Sandé showed her sincerity as a singer-songwriter with “Where I Sleep” and “Who Needs the World,” which the 26-year-old performed with enormous passion. Choosing a “stripped-down” version of “Suitcase,” Sandé sang with only her bassist as accompaniment in order for the crowd to understand the lyrics. Judging by the night’s roaring applause, they understood quite well. ★★★★☆
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