As reported here, ‘Poison’ pop belle Nicole Scherzinger unveiled her newest offering via live performance on tonight’s X Factor USA. ‘Pretty’, the umpteenth release scheduled from the Little Engine That Could’s unreleased ‘Killer Love’ LP, sees the ‘Wet’ singer trying her luck again to make a splash on the U.S. charts. Set before one of her biggest American audiences yet (as a solo artist), will this performance do the trick?
You decide after the jump:
Aside from the parts where Scherzinger sounded like a goat singing in a refrigerator or a frosty mountaintop, ‘Pretty’ was pretty ok. While doubting Nicole’s vocal talent would be ill because the girl’s got chops, it is painstakingly obvious that she just tries too hard sometimes. Unfortunate, as her material is a fair mix of what’s hot on today’s radio, but nothing really just sets her apart from the already flooded stream of generic pop hits (on the sonic tip, as she’s clearly vocal leagues above many of her contemporaries).
Here’s hoping Nicole, yet again, goes back to the drawing board because ‘Pretty’ probably won’t do the trick. Who knows? Maybe the studio version and hot video will save the day.
Many thanks to Neonlimelight!