Best Upgrade: Halsey
Just last year, Halsey performed on the very tiny BMI stage; now the bona fide pop superstar got a prime Sunday afternoon slot on the massive Samsung Stage. Halsey swaggered and belted songs off her debut Badlands like a veteran performer, commanding the audience in a transfixing manner as "New Americana" and "Castle" exploded out of the speakers. Between songs, Halsey's banter was off-the-cuff and honest, the singer even calling her songs "stupid" in relation to the bigger things happening in the news and in politics. Keeping with the theme, she offered up her shows as a safe space to anyone no matter their sexual orientation, gender or race. During finale "Colors," her charisma seemed both natural and potent.