Troye Sivan shined bright during his big performance as “Kia’s One to Watch” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. For the last episode of “Kia’s One to Watch” series, we take you behind-the-scenes of Troye’s day at the BBMAs as he walks the Magenta Carpet, has one final dress rehearsal and takes the stage to perform his song “YOUTH” live on television for millions of people.
“Physically speaking, this venue is the biggest venue that I’ve ever played, so that’s kind of terrifying and then I don’t even wanna think about the people that are watching at home, because that I think will really freak me out,” Troye revealed during his rehearsal.
Before the show, Troye walked the Magenta Carpet and took photos with fans.
“Right now I’m just trying to kinda take this all in and stay calm and just kind of enjoy it. It’s exciting,” Troye said in an interview on the Magenta Carpet. “I mean I just know that I like can’t look down during the performance because it will be like Justin Bieber and Rihanna and The Weeknd and Britney Spears, so I can’t do that.”
Troye also opened up to us about his close relationship with his fans.
“It feels weird to even call them fans, because of I guess you know how close I really do feel to them. They feel like my friends,” said Troye. “I’ve been talking to some of these people for years since I started uploading YouTube videos when I was 12 years old.”
“If I had to make a guess of how Troye’s performance will go at the Billboard Music Awards, I’d say he’s gonna really deliver,” said Michelle Jubelirer, COO of Capitol Music Group. “It will be a night to remember for him and I hope he really enjoys and takes in the moment.”
After the performance, Troye reunited with family in an epic group hug and took a moment to reveal what this opportunity meant to him.
“I just want to say a huge thank you to Kia for having the passion for music that they have and for supporting young new artists and for supporting me, it’s the most overwhelming thing in the world,” said Troye. “I really can’t thank them enough.”
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And don’t forget to tune in to the show on Sunday, May 21 on ABC!