Tulisa Shocks On Radio 1 Live Lounge

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Renown for her overall aura of “basic”, X Factor UK star Tulisa hasn’t registered on our radar much.

However, she certainly made us sit up and listen with her performance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge this morning.

Find out below if it was for good reason or otherwise…

While somewhat “shouty” in places and carried by the backing singers in others, the former NDubz singer turned in a surprisingly solid vocal performance. One that proves that, in spite of being “just there” in almost every sense of the word, she is making strides to improve. Will it see her become anything other than a “local” star? Unlikely. However, she could -listening to this- morph into an act genuinely worthy of success on her home-turf.

Peep her cover of David Guetta and Sia‘s‘Titanium’ below…

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  1. May 1, 2012 at 10:59 am
    James says:

    love this b****

  2. May 1, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Rihanna queen says:

    Yessssss Tulisa slaaaaaay “Young” was number 1 on itunes last time I was there

  3. May 1, 2012 at 11:08 am
    NoNo says:

    The only person “shocked” about this is your biased-assed self. She has a great voice for pop music and has always been a good singer (albeit in need of some vocal lessons for her breathing).

  4. May 1, 2012 at 11:16 am
    Jadon says:

    This is an awful performance! Out of tune and all over the place!

  5. May 1, 2012 at 11:16 am
    rob says:

    she sounds like Alesha Dixon on this ?????

  6. May 1, 2012 at 11:54 am
    Ayo says:

    It’s not a suprising vocal she always been able to sing TGJ has just always been too stuck up to notice. I don’t love Tulisa but I can at least respect when someone has vocal capability.

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  8. May 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    MOBWIFE says:

    “X Factor UK star Tulisa hasn’t registered on our radar much” <–LOL Tulisa registered on my radar for the 1st time after I saw her online s*cking that guys d*** and popping his d*** upside her forehead! #I'mjustsaying

    Anywho, she sounds average, not bad but nothing unique or special. Jesse J & Sia sound better IMO.

  9. May 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    X,Y,"and Z" says:

    @ Sam —

    Well, she’s light-years ahead of the almost-40-something-year-old Kelly Rowland..!!

    @Mobwife, I heard ’bout that s** tape. So girl was all “happy on that man-meal”, ‘eh? Did you see, it? Can you furnish a link? <–inquiring minds want to know..

    X,Y,"and Z" — OUT…!!

  10. May 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    Stevie says:

    Very strained but still better than most if not all of Kellys live. She has at least a bit of character to her voice and that is very sad that Kelly has yet to find that.

  11. May 1, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    Stevie says:

    Damn that second one was very off key and average, but still…..she has a distinctive yet average voice. Still not a fan.

  12. May 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    MOBWIFE says:

    @X,Y,”and Z”

    LOL there was a link/video on twitter the day the controversy broke. I had never heard of her until that point. I’m not sure if it’s been pulled from circulation, but more than likely it has.

    Also, FHM just crowned her #1 on their 100 sexiest women…LOL, I wonder why? It’s funny how certain ppl’s misfortune always turns into a benefit while others are forever castdown for a mistake they have made! hummm….

    *Media Tricks and Lies! :-)

  13. May 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    Shynlow says:

    I agree with @Rob she sounds a little bit like Alesha Dixon!
    & yall please follow me now:

  14. May 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    muni says:

    OMG this terrible!!

    Kelly > tulisa any day, shouldnt even never be a comparison All Kelly haters kill yourself

  15. May 2, 2012 at 1:34 am
    Saetana says:

    Not sure why you are surprised TGJ, she has always been able to sing live, remember a band called N-Dubz? Titanium was not the greatest chocie for her second song as Sia has a fantastic voice, I thought the same when the teenage girl did it on The Voice, trying to emulate someone else’s style never works. Of course it was sooooooo long ago, I’m sure you have an excuse for forgetting :oP

  16. May 2, 2012 at 5:23 am
    Dunk says:

    I agree with most of the people here, shes always had a great voice and always sung well live, this is the only site thats ever questioned her as a vocalist, she smashed it!!!

  17. May 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    shanay says:

    shes not amazing but she is good she can sing shes just not an artist really…! lol

  18. May 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    Dev says:

    Clip one: This is strained and forced. The only thing that saved her is the backing vocalists and the musicians. I personality don’t think that she has a unique sounding voice, the song stripped down makes you realise that the song is all courus
    Clip two: She tries to emulate Sia’s tone on the song which shows as an artist she cannot make a song her own. Again she is substituting shouting for power and is doing the strained constipated noise at the end of each word. Clearly she is better than Ms Cole and Ms Lloyd but thats about it.

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