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Cole Redding Performance Brings Modern Mix To THON

THON newcomer Cole Redding kept the energy alive in the Bryce Jordan Center late Saturday morning with a pop-ish performance.

Redding, a Philadelphia native, took the stage in his first THON performance and opened with Des’ree’s “You Gotta Be.” He followed this with Sarah Sadler’s “Running Into You” and Jeremy Ashida’s “I Kinda Like You” for more of a post-Valentine’s Day love song vibe.

He then combined classic and contemporary hits, following the love tracks with a mashup between Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.”

Redding ended his performance with “American Boy” by Kanye West and Estelle and “…One More Time” by Britney Spears.

Before leaving the stage, Redding gave some sound advice — urging the audience to drink coffee in attempt to stay awake.

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Mackenzie Cullen

Sadly, Mackenzie graduated from Penn State in 2022. She majored in English and served as one of Onward State's associate editors. You can keep up with her life and send compliments to @MackenzieC__ on Twitter.

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