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Flowers couldn’t say what caused the power outage, but she praised the 18-year-old entertainer for finishing the show.

“He could have stopped; he could have not gone on and said, I did everything . but he came back on,” said Flowers.

She added that Bieber showed reverence throughout the night for the famed theater, a hallowed hall where the likes of James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Bieber’s idol, Michael Jackson, have performed.

“It was really like a special moment,” she added.

Bieber’s concert was part of a series of promotional appearances to push his album “Believe,” out Tuesday. It has garnered strong reviews. Braun said he’s hopeful the album will prove that Bieber has more to him than just hype.

“Every step of the way he’s been doubted,” Braun said. “”He is a great artist and entertainer and tonight he showed that.”




Nekesa Mumbi Moody is the AP’s music editor. Follow her at