Shawn Mendes Reveals The Secret Behind His ‘Great’ Shows

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If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about putting on a great performance it’s Shawn Mendes.

The “Stitches” singer recently caught up with Paper where he spoke candidly about how much his stage presence has grown since his very first concert. So what’s the secret to Mendes’ success? According to Mendes, his electrifying stage presence all comes down to experience and confidence.

“It’s a world of difference with 90 percent of it coming from how confident I am on stage,” Mendes told Paper  about how he’s grown as a performer over the years. “Confidence is everything when it comes to performing, so the more confident you get, the more exciting you are on stage and the more people are drawn in.”

The Canadian pop star then went on to say that while he’s had some great performances in the past, it’s nothing compared to what he’s able to bring to the stage these days.

“When I look back at shows, I think the shows are well-produced, the music sounds amazing, my voice sounds good, but now I look back at a show I did yesterday and there’s an added magic to it,” explained Mendes. “The truth is, I’ve played 500 shows now, and that’s why it’s a great show, not because it’s a great production, great lighting, great set list— it’s the pure experience behind it.”

If Mendes is this good after having done 500 shows, we can only imagine how great he’ll be after he’s got another 500 under his belt!

Fans looking to experience Shawn Mendes live for themselves can head out to see the singer on his Illuminate Tour, which runs through December 18.

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