“Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen bring pop shimmer to Houston”



Carly Rae Jepsen, whose “Call Me Maybe” was the best-selling worldwide single of 2012, opened with a similarly unfussy attitude. She might be a musical footnote to many fans. But Jepsen’s eight-song set was, quite simply, pop perfection.


Jepsen’s magic is marrying her sweet, soaring voice with songs that incorporate the best elements of current trends with those from the ’80s and ’90s. It’s a mix that’s put her light years ahead of bigger stars.


She was enchanting on every tune – “Run Away With Me,” Emotion,” “Gimme Love,” “Boy Problems,” “Cut to the Feeling” – and did it all without campy sharks or costume changes. – Joey Guerra

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