‘Diamonds’ diva Rihanna shone bright aboard tonight’s episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’. The Anne Hathaway-hosted affair saw the Bajan bleater unleash live renditions of hits from her forthcoming ‘Unapologetic’ album (due November 19th).
Despite bringing her trusty backing track to the ‘SNL’ set less than 6 months ago to promote a different album, Riri is back…but is she better than ever?
You tell us below:
Not exactly her epic “Where Have You Been” showing from SNL earlier this year, but it was…umm…interesting nonetheless.
Vocally, a decent performance from the hit-or-miss vocal-less but visually – which is usually the singer’s strongpoint – this performance left much to be desired. Maybe she was going for the “I Was Here” effect, who knows?
But, as much as we applaud Ri’s desire to experiment, here’s hoping future experiments continue with vocal coaching and less graphics snatched from an 80s music video.
In the words of the songstress herself…Where Have You Been?
This is the Rihanna we have been waiting to see and hope the coming days will see more of! The conviction in this performance was convincing and commendable, as was her control – giving us a second time she’s come to SNL and really given glimpses of her capabilities.
It seems our nightly prayer meetings were not in vain, so now let us pray for continuity because this is indeed the Rihanna we need to stay!
One step closer to laying claim of that true vocalist titling.