Olivia Rodrigo spills her guts on world tour 

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From delivering powerful vocals to dazzling costumes, Olivia Rodrigo left the crowd stunned following her stop in Miami, the eighth stop on her world tour. Rodrigo performed her 95 minute set-list March 6 to her self-proclaimed “loudest crowd yet.” 

The Grammy-award winning singer sang 23 songs out of her 25 released songs to her Miami crowd. Her setlist encompassed the tracklists of her two albums, “SOUR” and “GUTS,” excluding 2 songs from her debut album “SOUR.” 

Audience interaction is one aspect Rodrigo made sure to include in her tour, going off the stage twice to interact with the crowd, once during her song “Jealousy, Jealousy” and again at the end of her setlist, accepting gifts such as friendship bracelets, letters and crowns. Rodrigo left the stage like a pop princess adorned with feather boas and cowboy hats. 

Rodrigo decided to add her hit song “Can’t Catch Me Now” she wrote for the movie “Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” to the setlist that night. She stated before she played the song that she wanted to “make Miami’s night special” due to her lack of visiting Florida in her previous SOUR tour. Additionally, it was the birthday of the singer’s guitarist Emily, leading to an impromptu birthday celebration for her. 

To sing two of her most emotional songs, Rodrigo was harnessed to a moving moon prop piece which floated her above the stage. The moon moved back and forth between the crowds of the lower bowl and floor, even coming so close to the ground that some crowd members could reach out and touch her. (Photo/Emma Colarte Delgado)

Overall, Rodrigo put on a fun and exciting performance, interacting with her fans while also being able to create impactful, emotional moments that left no dry eye left in the crowd. Her piano ballads had spectacular backdrops, like how she featured baby photos of herself while singing her son “teenage dreams”. (Photo/Emma Colarte Delgado)

Rodrigo made time for her more emotional songs by adding a twist to them, like sitting down with her guitarist Lily to play “happier” or creating a pink ribbon-themed dance to the song “lacy.” (Photos/Emma Colarte Delgado)

Upbeat moments such as songs like “all-american b****” and “good 4 u” ensured audiences were screaming along with the lyrics, with Rodrigo encouraging the audience to think of someone who made them mad to sing along with her. (Photo/Emma Colarte Delgado)

The night ended with an encore that included Rodrigo’s hit single, “get him back!” and lots of confetti. (Photo/Emma Colarte Delgado)

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