Stripped down songs such as “Daydream” and “Paper Hearts” turned into singalongs and, despite the fact that Kelly had a band, still managed to feel intimate.
Many of the singer’s fans fell in love with Kelly when it was just her and a guitar, so it’s fitting that those moments were the highlights of the show.
A medley of the singer's popular YouTube covers (Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie,"
Michael Jackson's "PYT" and Frank Ocean's "Thinkin' Bout You") felt like a huge celebration of Kelly and the fact that she was able to mobilize fans and create a career from an internet platform.
The section of the show was also a reminder of how far she has to go as an artist, however.
Watching the show, you got the sense that as she refines her sound and grows as a songwriter, her live shows will improve, too.
Kelly has a few popular singles under her belt now, but she still hasn’t surpassed her viral versions of other people’s music.
Her opening act, Thirdstory, isn’t a stranger to the YouTube scene, either.
A trio that describes themselves as "a group of funky, soulful, three-part harmony dudes," they opened with a nearly unrecognizable cover of Taylor Swift's "Style," transforming the euphoric pop hit into a soulful groove.
While you're revisiting Kelly's old videos, you should check out their channel, specifically their harmonious cover of Sam Smith's "I'm Not the Only One."
And, if you’re planning to see Kelly on the “Unbreakable Tour,” make sure you get there on time. This is an opening act you’ll actually want to see.