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Watch Justin Bieber join Wizkid and Tems to perform ‘Essence’ at Coachella

Justin Bieber made a surprise appearance onstage with Wizkid and Tems during their performance of ‘Essence’ at Coachella 2024.

Towards the end of Tems’ set on Sunday (April 14), she brought out her ‘Essence’ collaborator Wizkid and special guest Bieber on the California music festival’s Mojave stage.

“Give it up for Justin!” Tems said at the end of the song. “Oh my god, this is crazy. Love you.”

Check out snippets of their performance below.

The performance marks Bieber’s return to the Coachella stage, having performed as a guest during Ariana Grande‘s 2019 set and with Daniel Caesar for their hit ‘Peaches’ in 2022.

Bieber has kept a lower stage profile in recent years since revealing he was suffering from facial paralysis due to Ramsay Hunt syndrome in 2022.

He recently turned down joining Usher during his Super Bowl Halftime performance, though the R&B star said he “understands” why, adding: “It’s a lot of pressure.”

Elsewhere during her set, Tems performed ‘Crazy Tings’, ‘Avoid Things’, ‘Replay’, ‘Me & U’ and ‘Free Mind’ among other hits.

Other surprise guest appearance highlights from this year’s Coachella included J Balvin bringing out Will Smith for a performance of the Men In Black theme song, Reneé Rapp introducing Kesha for a cover of the latter’s hit ‘Tik Tok’ and Olivia Rodrigo joining No Doubt to perform ‘Bathwater’ during the band’s set.

Elsewhere, Vampire Weekend closed out their last minute Coachella set with a surprise appearance from Paris Hilton and Abraham Lincoln during their country ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ medley.

For more live updates as it happens, check out NME’s liveblog for Coachella 2024 here.

Check back here for the latest news, reviews and more from Coachella 2024. 

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