11/29/2012 12:52 pm ET

Justin Bieber At Madison Square Garden: Young Star Impresses Critics At Believe Tour Stop

Justin Bieber still has his charm and he put it to full use during his Wednesday night show at Madison Square Garden. The sold out concert was the first of two shows he will holding at the venue this week.

He settled for lip-synching through his more fast paced numbers but showed his vocal strength when singing through ballads like "Catching Feelings," the New York Times reports. These quiet moments, it seems, were Bieber's best when it came to commanding the stage.

But it was his high energy that captivated ConctactMusic.com who praised the singer for effortlessly tackling his set and "getting well into his sexy dance moves." This show was another chance for the Biebs to separate himself from his bubble gum image as he presented a more mature performer than the one that graced the same stage in 2010. Bieber kept the audience engaged and his fans, of all ages, screaming throughout the show -- a reaction the global pop sensation must be well-acquainted with by now.

With Carly Rae Jepsen and The Wanted opening the show, all was set for an exciting night for pop music, and Bieber delivered on that promise, from his high-flying performance of “Be Alright" to the final acapella note of his closing song, "As Long As You Love Me."

Tweets from Justin Bieber's Madison Square Garden Show.