Though he went home empty-handed, Justin Bieber didn't feel like a loser: How could he with a hit movie ("Never Say Never"), more fans than he can count and a hot touring act? "I had a great night. I got to perform with my mentor," he said of Usher, who worked the press room with him backstage. "I first sang for him three years [ago]; it's gotten so crazy. He gave me dance steps to look at." Before Usher left the room, Bieber -- as giddy as ever -- held a conversation with his mentor through the backstage microphone, where the two solidified plans for quality time overseas. (Usher is headed to Paris; Bieber to London.) "I love you, man," Bieber said, breaking into a wide smile before facing reporters by himself. -- Gerrick D. Kennedy Photo: Justin Bieber performs during the show.
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