Chris Brown & T-Pain – ‘Kiss Kiss’
Mary J. Blige – ‘Just Fine’
Alicia Keys – ‘No One’
The performances, to me, were kind of a mixed bag….
I mean, though it’s understandable why Beyonce would perform ‘Irreplaceable’ (it’s the song she was nominated most for), she performed the very same track at the 2006 American Music Awards; the country twist was a nice touch, though.
IMO Chris Brown took it to the next level tonight – in terms of stage spectacle. However the fact that he was lypsynching was painfully obvious. It’s 2007, lipping to the CD version of a track isn’t cutting it -he should have used pre-recorded vocals (See: Janet Jackson).
Call me a hater or whatever, but Rihanna’s voice was extra nasal tonight and the lack of depth in her vocal ability really showed through. Ne-Yo, on the other hand, was great.
In what was the first televised performance of Mary J. Blige’s new single ‘Just Fine’, I felt she did just that. Though kinda off at the start, she picked it up from the middle onwards and did her thing.
Performance of the night IMO goes to Alicia Keys. Vocally, she was as-ever, on-point. Moreover she switched things up with the remix and the surprise blasts from the past i.e. Chaka Demus and Pliers. Great stuff.
What do you think of the performances?