Xtina Returns to 'The Voice'
Earlier today we got to see video of Cher performing her new single Woman’s World on the season finale of The Voice last night and right now we get to watch another live performance from the show. Former judge on The Voice (who will return to the show as judge next season) Christina Aguilera joined her homie Pitbull on stage for a duet performance of his hit single Feel This Moment. As you can hear in the embed above, Xtina seemed to have some difficulty with the song because, IMHO, she always tends to overdo it when she performs live. We all know Xtina has a very big and powerful voice but she sometimes has trouble knowing how to reign it in so that it works for her, not against her. Still, I think the performance overall was good … it just wasn’t great. I must confess, I’ve grown to love this song so I’m happy to see that it was performed on the show last night. Check out the performance and hear for yourself how well/not well Pitbull and Xtina delivered.
Ageless, Eternal, Cher
Last week we learned that Cher was scheduled to perform her new single Woman’s World on the season finale of the competitive reality singing series The Voice and last night … she delivered. Wearing a wig that looked like a fauxhawk wrapped in a mullet and a pair of Justin Bieber‘s favorite dropped crotch saggy pants (with straps), Cher the ever-living belted out her new single for a new generation of listeners. Altho this was Cher‘s first television performance in many years, we must remember that the woman has now performed in front of TV viewers in the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s, the 2000s and now the 2010s … and she looks and “sounds” amazing. It’s unclear just how much of Cher‘s live performance was actually live but there is no mistaking … we hear her computer-processed voice in this performance. Click the embed above to get a fresh dose of Cher and see what you think. Were you impressed … or …?
Kanye West made an appearance at Design Miami/Basel last night to talk about his upcoming new album Yeezus and to deliver an exceptionally emotional acapella performance of his song New Slaves. Click the embed above to watch Kanye perform the song without music and with only his emotions to guide him. It’s pretty powerful to watch, I must say. As usual, Kanye West used his appearance last night to say some interesting things about various topics but I don’t think anything he has to say about anything is as interesting as the performance he gave last night.
Another New Song From 'Yeezus'
Last month we learned that Kanye West was the featured musical performer at the 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala and today we get to see video from his live performance for the first time. Vogue.com just made the video available today and it features West‘s performance of a new song titled Cold, which will appear on his upcoming new album Yeezus. I believe this is the first time anyone who did not attend the Met Gala has gotten to hear this particular new song. Click the embed above and give the video a look, give the song a listen. Do you like what you see/hear?
Fantasy vs. Reality
Fashion designer Roberto Cavalli whipped up a few costumes for Beyoncé‘s current Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and has shared one of the design sketches he drew for one of her showstopping outfits. Cavalli posted the photo to his official Facebook profile alongside an actual photo of Bey wearing the finished dress. Of course, Beyoncé looks stunning in the actual dress … but it’s the impressive sketch that Cavalli drew of Beyoncé that really caught my attention. Click below to see the sketch fantasy and the dress reality as worn by Mrs. Carter herself. More »
The 2013 Tony Awards were handed out at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, NY last night to the most deserving players, writers and shows of the current Broadway season. For the 4th time in as many years, actor/Broadway veteran Neil Patrick Harris served as host for the night’s festivities. The musicals Kinky Boots and Matilda won big at the awards show last night but, IMHO, NPH stole the entire show right from the start with his crazy impressive opening number. As you can see in the embed above, Neil incorporated many of the Broadway shows that were nominated for awards last night into his We’re Going Bigger opening number and he exhibited an adept skill at singing, dancing, comedy, magic, rapping … you name it, he did it ALL in just the first 8 minutes of the awards show last night. Watch his opening performance in full above and then, if you still care, click below to find out who won awards at the 2013 Tony Awards last night. More »
“I just talked to Jesus, and he said, ‘What’s up, Yeezus?’"
Birthday boy Kanye West was among the featured performers at the 2013 Governor’s Ball on Randall Island in NY this weekend and he used the opportunity to debut new music that will appear on his forthcoming new album Yeezus, due out this month. Kanye performed his new tracks New Slaves and Black Skinhead but he also performed a brand new song titled I Am A God. I suppose it should come as no surprise that a man that would name his album Yeezus would pen a song titled I Am A God. The embed above features a long clip of the track with my favorite line of lyrics being:
I just talked to Jesus
he said, ‘What’s up, Yeezus?’
and I said, ‘Shit, I’m chillin’
trying to stack these millions.
Honestly, based on what I hear from this live performance, I dig the track … a lot. I like all of the new music that we’ve heard thus far that will appear on West‘s upcoming new album, so, yeah … I’m excited to hear more. What do y’all think of I Am A God? Are you impressed?
UPDATE: Kanye West debuted another new song, reportedly titled On Site, in his performance which you can watch below. More »
The TV Guide
On Monday night I got to see singer/songwriter Lenka perform an acoustic concert and last night I was able to see her perform a second concert, this time with a full band. As I mentioned before, Lenka is one of my new fave performers so I was really happy to see her perform two different shows over two different nights in celebration of her new album Shadows which was released yesterday. Last night I managed to record some video to share with all y’all so you can have a taste of just how great Lenka is live. Click below to see a few photos and watch a few videos from last night’s performance. More »
The TV Guide
Last night I got to see one of my new fave singer/songwriters live in concert at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA. I’ve been a fan of Lenka‘s for a couple of years now and the only time I was able to see her live before last night was back home in Detroit on a random visit. Lenka is playing two nights at the Hotel Cafe … last night was the acoustic performance, tonight is her full band performance. I’ll be back to see her live again tonight but click below to see some photos from her amazing show last night. More »
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