Maroon 5 is celebrating New Year's Eve at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, and it's going to be one big party. But every party needs friends, so AXS has put together a list of five artists that we wouldn't be surprised to see turn up when the Grammy Award winners take the stage on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31. Some are more likely than others, but all would push these concerts over the top. Get your tickets to see Maroon 5 at Mandalay Bay here.
Michaels provided featured vocals on Maroon 5's single "Help Me Out" and has already been confirmed as the opening act for their 2018 tour. Therefore it wouldn't be a stretch for her to open for the band at their Mandalay Bay shows, or just make a surprise appearance when Adam Levine performs the song (which he will since it's one of their current singles) to, well, help him out.
Following along that same line of thought, SZA was the featured vocalist on Maroon 5's other current single "What Lovers Do." She also appeared with the band when they performed the song on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," which you can watch by playing the video above, so the singer is no stranger to guest appearances in their performances. If Levine brought her out to lend her pipes to "What Lovers Do" on New Year's Eve it would be par for the course.
"Moves Like Jagger" is one of Maroon 5's biggest hits, so there's no way it isn't on the setlist at Mandalay Bay. Levine has mastered performing the song by himself over the years since its release, but it would definitely be a huge surprise for the New Year's Eve audience if Christina Aguilera just casually walked out to make the song a duet on a huge Las Vegas stage. That's a moment that would go absolutely viral.
Their musical styles don't mesh together at all, but music fans have been watching Levine and Shelton banter back and forth for six years on NBC's singing competition "The Voice." Who knows what they'd perform together, and Shelton is busy preparing for his own upcoming tour, but it would be a hilarious "gotcha" moment to Maroon 5 fans if Shelton playfully crashed his reality TV rival's concert. The banter practically writes itself.
This is the longest of long shots, but Maroon 5 teamed up with Kendrick Lamar on the summer single "Don't Wanna Know" and before that, Lamar and Adam Levine did a hilarious bit on "Saturday Night Live" together with The Lonely Island. It's the latter that we're concerned with. Considering that New Year's Eve is all about partying and living it up, the best possible thing for these New Year's Eve shows would be if Lamar turned up to help Levine deliver a performance of "YOLO."
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