ZENDAYA PERFORMS AT DAY TWO OF GLASTONBURY
Following the previous performance, the stage was rearranged for Zendaya's. The stage was bordered with pink heart-shaped bulbs, slowly blinking on-and-off. Two larger decorative pieces shaped like hearts sat on both the left and right sides of the stage. They seemed to be made of an almost crystal-like material, glimmering as the stage lights shined down onto them. The microphone was decked out with pink glitter, as well as the microphone stand.
Zendaya made her way onto the stage from the side, smiling and waving to the audience as she took her position behind the microphone stand. All of the lights on the stage were turned off except for a pink-tinted spotlight that kept Zendaya visible. A piano began to play softly as Zendaya gripped tightly onto the microphone in front of her. "How are you guys feeling... Good? I hope so. Do you mind if I start this off a little slow for you all? With a new song off my album? I know most people don't start these things off with ballads, but it hasn't been released yet, and I felt the time was right to start revealing some of the tracks I've been working on. This one is very personal to me... It's called White." Zendaya began to sing along to the piano, the lyrics being very blunt in its subject matter. The lyrical content depicts a young person in a troubled state of mind, debating whether their life is worth continuing, or if it should be cut off short. The song was cut halfway through after the first chorus and transitioned into a cover of Coldplay's classic "Fix You", with more instruments joining in. The heart-bulbs were turned on for this portion of the performance, symbolizing a more hopeful state of mind and a brighter future compared to the one depicted in "White".
Abruptly after the song has been completed, all of the lights instantly turn on and the band begins playing a live rendition of "Heart". "Now, let's have a little bit of fun... Shall we?" Zendaya pulls the microphone from the stand as she sings, and the camera pans to show that audience near the stage have been given balloons in the shape of hearts to toss around during the song. During the chorus Zendaya is met with backup dancers following her and doing choreography alongside her as she walked across the stage and interacted with the crowd. The second half of the song Zendaya switched things up and started to sing the Spanish lyrics of the song. She was met on stage with J. Balvin who assisted her in performing the South American exclusive remix of the song. At the end of the song Zendaya continued to display her apparent habit to kiss random people onstage as the pair locked their lips together for a few moments. "Give it up for J. Balvin, everybody!" He then gave her a hug before exiting the stage.
The next song to be performed was her current single "Bad", as the live band began to play it. Zendaya walked back over to the middle of the stage with her backup dancers, displaying her not oftenly shown ability to perform difficult choreography during the verses. When the chorus came, Zendaya walked over to the microphone stand and slid down it in a scandalous, lecherous manner before intentionally knocking it over. Dancers grabbed her by the hands to pull her up to her feet to continue the performance full of choreography and crowd interaction.
The next song to be performed during the set was an older single from Zendaya's discography, "About U". The backup dancers exited through the back of the stage, and the lights returned to a dark red. The singer walks back to the middle of the stage for the intro of the track. She sang the verses of the song while strutting around the stage with a hand on her hip, her expressions animated and exaggerated. Once the bursting chorus hits, Zendaya encourages the crowd to dance along, jump, do whatever comes to mind. As long as they're having fun with her and keeping their energy up. A song as energetic wouldn't be complete without choreography, so Zendaya performed some for the final chorus of the song.
The crowd responded with cheers as the lights dimmed down. A blinding spotlight resembling heaven's lights shined down right onto the center of the large stage, revealing Zendaya standing in the middle. The beat for "Jubilee" began to play and the camera focused on Zendaya and her fixed, dramatic gaze towards it. She sang and kept her eyes locked onto the camera, while it followed her as she strolled to the left side of the stage, finishing off the first chorus before making her way back to the center. After finishing the next few parts, a pink fog began to spray into the room, filling the room entirely by the end of the song's bridge. This provides for a very unclear, and mysterious atmosphere as Zendaya is hardly visible to the audience as the sings the song. During the final chorus, pink confetti that sparkled slightly as the minimal stage lighting hit them rained down onto the stage.