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Photos: Daughtry spends Valentine’s Day rocking the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan


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Daughtry performs at Chelsea on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Daughtry at Chelsea in Cosmopolitan

Daughtry performs at Chelsea on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Rockers Daughtry, with frontman Chris Daughtry and guest Beware of Darkness, rocked the Mophie Stage at the new Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas last Friday night, aka Valentine’s Day and a Katy Perry song.

Alternative rockers Beware of Darkness warmed up the crowd with songs from their debut album, “Orthodox.” Multi-platinum band Daughtry kicked off their performance with “Baptized” before launching into an energetic set featuring hits “Waiting for Superman,” “Feels Like Tonight” and “Battleships.”

Daughtry kept the crowd jumping — and surprised — with covers of Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,” Prince’s “Purple Rain” and Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive.” The performance ended on a sweet note as Daughtry brought two fans onstage before the encore for a Valentine’s Day proposal.

Chris Daughtry, the fourth-place finisher in Season 5 of “American Idol,” is proof that one doesn’t have to win the Fox reality-TV competition to become a star. (Incidentally, that season’s winner, Taylor Hicks, currently headlines at Paris Las Vegas.)

Thanks to Al Powers of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery of Daughtry.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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