The two performers from the United Kingdom kicked off the U.S. leg of the tour in Seattle and put on an emotional show. With both having ties to chart-topping songs, fans lined up in the rain for hours to get a glimpse of the talent.
With a stage set up of floral wrapped microphones blending perfectly with her sleek purple outfit, there was no other way to describe Nesbitt’s presence other than captivating. The raw and pensive lyrics fused with her award-winning vocals were easy to fall in love with. There is something so vulnerable and hypnotizing about Nesbitt and I can only see her success piloting her further to the top.
Leaving us with barely enough time to stitch our hearts back together, James Arthur came out lively and swinging. Coming out strong with songs like 4000 Miles, Medicine, and Sermon, Arthur was sure to include the crowd favorite and hit song Say You Won’t Let Go during the encore. With a mix of high-spirited and broken-hearted songs, Arthur’s setlist showcased his versatility as a singer and songwriter.
For moments, it seemed like the crowd not only heard the songs- But truly felt them. With fans holding up signs reading “I have loved you since X-Factor,” Arthur was sure to express his gratitude for his devout following. James Arthur is one of those artists where you can tell that they were destined to be in the music industry. I have no doubt that Arthur clearly executed his passion for music that night and will continue to do so on the rest of his tour.