J-14 rocked the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square last night at our 2012 InTune Concert featuring Cher Lloyd and Austin Mahone! It all started with a red carpet, where our InTune performers strutted their stuff -- and were joined by other stars, like Jordan Witzigreuter of The Ready Set, Thomas Fiss, Jack Skuller, Aaron Carter, and Alexa Ray Joel (J-14's Life's Big Questions columnist!). Tiffany Giardina kicked off the night and got the crowd going with her upbeat tracks before Jordan came onstage to introduce Austin! Austin rocked the house with covers of The Jonas Brothers' "When You Look Me In The Eyes" and, of course, brought everyone to their feet with his hit single "Say Somethin'!" Pop star Aaron Carter hit the stage next to introduce Cher Lloyd, who gave a killer performance, featuring her tracks "With Ur Love" and "Want U Back!" What a night!
The J-14 editors (pictured above with the performers!) can't stop talking about the show. Here are our favorite moments:
"It always gives me chills to see the J-14 Magazine logo on the big fancy marquee at the Hard Rock Cafe in the heart of New York City's Times Square! And this year we were so lucky to have so many special friends join us for the Cher Lloyd and Austin Mahone show -- Aaron Carter, Jack Skuller, Jordan Witzigreuter of The Ready Set, Alabama Capital, and Thomas Fiss! Especially loved having J-14's Life's Big Questions' guest editor Alexa Ray Joel join us -- not only did she wow the red carpet photographers, but she was so passionate when we chatted about her column and how much she loves helping out the readers! And of course loved hanging out with so many J-14 readers like Katie, Annie, Haley, Callie, and Anh!" -- Editor-in-Chief Rachel Chang
"I was a huge fan of Aaron Carter growing up, so I was beyond excited to see him at the J-14 InTune! Even though he's been famous from such a young age, Aaron couldn't have been more humble and sweet to every single fan that approached him. (He must've posed for hundreds of pictures last night!) And the best part? In between sets, Aaron and I even had the chance to chat for awhile, and he told me all about his new gig in the stage production of The Fantasticks in NYC! Such a sweet guy!" -- Editorial Associate Katie Amey
"My favorite part of the night definitely had to be chatting with N.B.T.'s Jack Skuller and InTune performer Austin Mahone. They're both so adorable, talented and friendly! As a performer Austin was so comfortable and full of energy on stage. He rocked the house performing "11:11," "Say Somethin'" and a few new tracks complete with some awesome dance moves. He even pulled a few fans on stage to serenade them with a heartfelt cover of the Jonas Brothers' "When You Look Me in the Eyes!"" -- Assistant Editor Laura Knipping
"My favorite moment from InTune was definitely when Cher Lloyd sang "Want U Back!" It was so fun to have everyone in the entire place singing along to such a catchy song. Bonus: You could tell Cher was having so much fun rockin' out! She also had the coolest spiky microphone!" -- Designer Tanya Swartz
"My favorite moments of the night were getting to hang out with singer-songwriter Thomas Fiss after he walked the red carpet and Jordan Witzigreuter of The Ready Set, who spent his day off at our InTune to introduce Austin Mahone to the crowd." -- Photo Assistant Nicole Mazza
If you went to J-14's 2012 InTune Concert featuring Cher Lloyd and Austin Mahone, what was your favorite moment?
Photo Credits: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for J-14 Magazine