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Kelsea Ballerini Brings the Fun to New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom [Pictures]

Kelsea Ballerini called “Dibs” on New Jersey when she brought her high energy and adorable personality to their Starland Ballroom on Jan. 21, 2016. She smiled and laughed throughout the show, much to the crowd’s delight.

Ballerini had Madeline Smith, a New Jersey country girl, start the show off before Hailey Steele took the stage. The two got the crowd warmed up and energetic for Ballerini’s bubbly onstage persona. She began her set with “Looking at Stars,” from her debut album The First TimeThe blonde beauty also sang “Dibs” and “Sirens” before telling the crowd about her experience dating guys who don’t want to grow up — the guys she refers to as “Peter Pan.”

But Ballerini did the sweetest thing when she invited a 12-year-old on stage to duet with her on “Stilettos,” explaining that she’s been writing songs since that age and wanted to show the young fan how much she appreciated her. Then things went from sweet to oh-so-fun with a ’90s medley. Ballerini sang “Oops, I Did It Again,” “Everybody,” “Bye Bye Bye” and more before singing “Girl Crush” with Steele.

She closed with her first single, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” even though the audience didn’t want her to leave. Check out our gallery above to see pictures from Ballerini’s set in New Jersey.

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