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Photos: Hey, hey, hey! Robin Thicke blurs lines at Boulevard Pool with Jason Derulo, Sammy Adams

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Radio.com’s Summer Pool Fiesta with headliner Robin Thicke at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.

Robin Thicke, Jason Derulo at Boulevard

Radio.com's Summer Pool Fiesta with headliner Robin Thicke at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Launch slideshow »
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Radio.com's Summer Pool Fiesta with Jason Derulo at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.

Radio.com’s Summer Pool Fiesta kicked off with Jason Derulo yelling “We in Vegas, baby!” as he walked onto the stage at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Donning red skinny jeans and a black tank top, Derulo and his four backup dancers were welcomed onstage by screaming fans waving pink glow sticks. He started off the evening with “Don’t Wanna Go Home” as the near-capacity crowd sang along.

Derulo’s setlist included some of his better-known songs such as “Ridin’ Solo,” “It Girl,” “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head” and his current hit, “The Other Side.” His songs and choreography were a huge hit with fans. Derulo’s backup dancers each got to take center stage during an instrument-only song to show off their skills.

The highlight of the night for his fans, however, may have been when he ripped off his shirt while singing “In My Head,” giving everyone a view of his (well-maintained) six-pack. (Derulo, incidentally, is dating fellow singer Jordin Sparks.)

Robin Thicke, the headliner of the evening, took the stage at 10:45 holding a gold microphone. His four-piece band, three backup singers and he didn’t leave the audience waiting. His first song was his #1 mega-hit “Blurred Lines,” which was surprisingly better live than any of the recorded versions.

His short setlist included “Lost Without U,” “Take It Easy on Me” and “Oh Shooter.” Thicke, who taught himself to play piano at age 12, took to the keys of a black grand piano to perform “Dream World.” It was one of his best songs of the evening.

Thicke ended his performance 45 minutes after taking the stage, leaving some fans surprised that he didn’t perform an encore. Nonetheless, the musical capabilities of Thicke and his band was enough to turn some into love-struck admirers. One fan remarked on her way out, “I wasn’t a fan of him before, but now I am. He is so sexy.”

It was clear that Derulo and Thicke had fun while performing at Boulevard. Sammy Adams served as the opening act, and actors Jerry O’Connell and Chris Smith of CBS’ upcoming comedy “We Are Men” hosted the night.

Thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery.

Megan Capinegro is a page designer at the Las Vegas Sun.

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