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After watching the video it basically it should be working or at least the led.

I am concerned that your headers are not soldered in to the shield. Which may cause these symptoms. It is hard to tell from the video.
Regardless connecting 5v to the shields gnd and 5v pins should light up the led.
Not sure what sfe’s return policy is.
The clicking you heard is an indication the vs1053 chip was getting some power. Even though there was no led.

So not sure what where the problem is.
You may want to volt meter various points on the shield to see what is going on. Such as the 3v and 1.8v. I suspect the 3v is below 3v.