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Keri Hilson Performs Acoustic Version ‘Knock You Down’

R&B singer Keri Hilson recently performed an acoustic version of her smash ‘Knock You Down‘, exclusively for Billboard.com. “Ms. Keri Baby” nailed it! She’s definitely been practicing on controlling her live vocals and it really shows. Great performance!

What do you think of the performance?

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  • January 21, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    B@tch Please says:
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    BORING AND FLAT… GOOD DAY

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  • January 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    ... says:
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    she sounds nice.
    i dig it.

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  • January 21, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    Chris says:
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    sorry but that sucked, she was all over the place! u think this is goo? i can now see why u hate Rihanna, she is so much better than this :] u keep saying Rihanna sounds like a goat, well turn up ur speakers and get a good listen to this hot mess.

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  • January 21, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    The Way I Izzzzzzzzzz says:
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    IDK where you saw boring and flat but your probably just a bitter ass hater. She sounded very good…No effects No echo just plain VOCALS…..

    You know it saddens me cause I saw Kelly Rowland Perform “When Love Takes Over” Acoustic on YouTube and KELLY sounded a HOT ASS MESS…She has no VOCALS compared to KERI and I know for a FACT Kelly can sing her ass off but she doesn’t put much into her live showings…..*SHRUGS SHOULDERS*

    KERI got that Grammy Nods NAACP Noms she is doing very good ! ! !

    She’ll only get better ! ! ! !

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  • January 21, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    AalexisR (Bahamas) says:
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    This was very gud. I dig.

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  • January 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    Erica24 says:
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    I loved it. I like the way she says “down” lol..I know that’s odd but, sometimes the way singers sing words in the songs stands out. Love it Ms. Keri, 9/10.

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  • January 21, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    The Way I Izzzzzzzzzz says:
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    @CHRIS

    Rihanna is no VOCALIST SWEETY she is just a pretty FACE and as of lately she has been doing HORRIBLE single and promotional wise.

    No WONDER BEYONCE’ STANS HATE RIHANNA CAUSE DUMMIES LIKE YOU.

    Atleast KERI and BEYONCE have talent…Rihanna got famous for cutting her hair and getting her ASS beat and ON TOP OF THAT THE ASS WHOOPING DIDNT EVEN HELP HER CAREER…..

    TALK ABOUT AN ULTIMATE EPIC GALATIC FAIL

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  • January 21, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    Ash Jones says:
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    @ chris lol sweety keri baby shitted all over rihanna. rihanna could never do a performance like this.

    This was actually stunning. those who say keri can’t sing need to listen to this over and over. this is the best i’ve ever heard keri. i’d like to hear her do something very raw like this on her sophmore album.

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  • January 21, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    Jeremy says:
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    gud performance miss keri babi

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  • January 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    newsflash haters says:
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    i’m convinced you guys are hating rihanna unjustly , I really thought you guys really knew what talent was, but to say keri nailed it. Truthfully, the vocals were not that strong, and sounded flat like the poster above said. You guys are clearly biased about rihanna, because if she had done this very performance, you all would have been tearing her apart, and you know it.

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  • January 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    TRUTH says:
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    HAVE SINGING STANDARDS DROPPED TO NOTHING??? THIS SUCKS, HOW IS THAT OUTSTANDING…. HILSON IS NEVER KNOWN AS A SINGER BUT BETTER SONGWRITER. STICK TO THAT. WTF DO ALL THESE NON-SINGING SONGWRITERS THINK THEY HAVE A CAREER AS A SOLOIST?? TO BAD THESE IDIOTS ARE SURROUNDED BY “YES” MEN. SMH.

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  • January 21, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    Prince says:
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    Keri that was nice but i wish u would have killed it! But now if u let Queen Bey do dat song she would have killed it in acoustic style

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  • January 21, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    Jelena says:
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    impressive.

    i thought she did great!!!!

    very nice watch

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  • January 21, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    MS.CLAY says:
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    I thought her performance was good not great though only because she’s not natural! And considering the fact that she did so horribly at the BET Awards last year, I think she has really been working on her vocal ability because her voice has NEVER seemed natural to me. It always sounds like she’s trying to hard to go into the riffs and high notes however she does stay on key when doing it, so I ain’t mad at her! I’m not a Keri Hilson fan AT ALL, but to think that Rihanna would do just as good or even better is just ridiculous! Seriously, Rihanna sounds horrible even when she has a live band, with a DJ, along with an orchestra behind her! So thinking that she could actually sing with only an acoustic guitar is PREPOSTEROUS!!!

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  • January 21, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    misspetite82 says:
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    it was kinda flat I mean she didnt sound bad but really she is not a powerhouse vocalist neither is Rihanna or Ciara but for some reason they are all popular..idk I like Keri but for real sanging I will stick to my girl Beyonce

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  • January 21, 2010 at 10:06 pm
    RANDOM says:
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    when it comes to rihanna they wanna match her with mariah and them but half ass s*** such as this is ”great improvement”.yeah right sounds like the same s***.

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  • January 21, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    Quiana says:
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    I never knew Keri had this in her. It was cool to me. Keri is not a powerhouse vocalist nor Beyonce or Rhianna for that matter. I am use to really singers not this manufacture pop tarts ( sorry rhianna & beyonce stans not fans stans). This is what music doesn’t sell any more and this is why Susan Boyle is running the charts now. People are looking for real music not this gimmick stuff the industry is putting out there now. The industry stop caring about music and looking at the dollar. Now back in the day albums was selling like crazy now days artist better hope that there album goes gold. But I would say this is a good improvement from the other performance that I have seen from her.

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  • January 22, 2010 at 12:41 am
    NATE says:
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    I loved this

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  • January 22, 2010 at 8:40 am
    Erica24 says:
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    @Quiana

    That’s sooo true, my husband and I was talking about how albums don’t sell like they used to. It’s all b/c of gimmicks. Artists always say, “This record is really me”…Didn’t you say that about the last 5 albums?lol…

    If you want to hear REAL music nowadays, the best place to look is for underground artists…they have nothing to lose, so they put their hearts into it, and take their time. That’s where the real music has been hiding. IMO.

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  • January 22, 2010 at 8:57 am
    Jamaican Bouy says:
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    THAT WAS JUST MOST BORING ASS PERFORMANCE, FLAT, NO VOCAL RANGE AND NOTHING TO CATCH MY ATTENTION, s*** AT LEAST RIHANNA WOULD HAVE COME WITH SOMETHING BEHIND HER NON VOCAL ABILITY TO ENTERTAIN, THIS WAS JUST STR8 BORING AS HELL, KERI YOUR VERSION CLOUDY IF YOU THINK BEYONCE IS NOT THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • January 22, 2010 at 9:52 am
    Keekster says:
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    This was really boring. No wow factor, she didn’t take the song to another place. Just mundane and she played it too safe. As far as Rihanna being better, I don’t think so. Rihanna constantly places it safe in every performance I’ve seen. And as much as I love Ms Keri it seems like she’s just a recording artist and not a vocalist as is Rihanna.

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  • January 22, 2010 at 10:37 am
    Mr.727 says:
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    Here we go with that stupid ass comparisons, to be honest this bitches are not legends in the making, they don’t ascend vocal majesty, nor do they bring any chill to the table!!! I just tried of this electro pop s*** period! I co-sign with Erica24 music is a a abyss of failure that has left the public feel empty! Her vocals are not strong, and it was like she was trying to fight to sing this song, a real singer will make you feel what they are singing, this hiring the super model to sing has to stop! Cuz you are pretty doesn’t equal to vocal talent!

    I hope people start waking up and revolting against this atrocious s*** they call music!

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  • January 22, 2010 at 11:28 am
    HA says:
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    yawn

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  • January 22, 2010 at 11:55 am
    Clos says:
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    I thought it was decent… Nice tone and her voice was very controlled! Negativity comes with the territory so no need for me to comment on other posters!

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  • January 22, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    MushyLove_1992 says:
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    Why are people bringing Rihanna in this post? Goodness its not that serious.
    I want to see if Rihanna can perform an Acoustic song…

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  • January 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    mary says:
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    Sorry but that was nothing special.

    i love Keri but unfortunately I don’t get excited about her live shows. She’s just not a strong vocalist… a great songwriter definitely. =D

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  • January 22, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    vegasgirl says:
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    It was a good, solid performance.. IDK if she has range because she doesn’t need to to sing that song, its a really simple song to sing like most of the pop songs on the radio now which is what they want, they want you to be able to sing along with them easily. Anyone who says it was flat is not correct, she was exactly were she needed to be for that song. One of her better performances, she has steadily improved each performance over the last 2 months that I have seen ( because there were times i’ve cringed during some of her performances). Good job Keri

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  • January 23, 2010 at 1:41 am
    Warren says:
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    Im not a Keri fan, but I enjoyed this performance, she sounded good, whatever all the haters said.

    Not everyone needs to sing like Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson or Aretha Franklin.

    Stop comparing, please.

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  • January 23, 2010 at 8:34 am
    Antertain says:
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    I still think she could sound smoother cus she’s capable.
    He runs/riffs are GREAT though.

    Keri my not be one of powerhouses in pushing her vocal but she can deffo sang in that zone she’s in

    Would be wasted if she just stuck to songwriting.

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  • February 15, 2010 at 9:28 am
    todd says:
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    i’m so sick of people hating on keri hilson her voice is unique and she got maddddddddd fanssssss!!!!!!!! so stop the hate no ! shes not beyonce but thats the good thing people are tired of beyonce . keri can dance better than beyonce to me. keri makes real r&b unlike beyonce. keri can sing better than ciara and rihanna so if i had to choose it would be keri beyonce beyonce killed r&b BEYONCE KILLED R&B BEYONCE KILLED R&B AND THE BEST SINGERS TO ME RIGHT NOW WITH HOT CDS ARE JAZMINE SULLIVAN KERI HILSON AND LETOYA LUCKETT . AND FANTASIA IS BETTER THAN BEYONCE AS WELL

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