Ciara Performs At Timberlake Benefit Show

Published: Monday 19th Oct 2009 by Sam

R&B star Ciara tore down the house at Justin Timberlake’s charity concert in Las Vegas over the weekend. Backed by a troop of female dancers, the 23 year old performed hits ‘Love Sex Magic’ (w/ Timberake), ‘Goodies’ and ‘1, 2 Step’. To say she killed it, would be an understatement; she continues to prove why she is one of the best performers (notice I didn’t say ‘singers’) out today. Here’s hoping the sales of her upcoming 4th album (which she is working on exclusively with Tricky Stewart and The-Dream), reflect this. I mean, though not amazing, ‘Fantasy Ride’ deserved to perform better.

Tidbit: As a Janet stan fan, I can’t help but (and I know I’ll get some stick for this) wish she’d give me them ‘WOW’ moments that Ciara has been doing consistently in her videos and performances since ‘Promise’. Come on la Jan, ‘crank it up, give it to me some more, crank it up, give it to me some more’….

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  1. Carl October 19, 2009

    SHE IS DDEF 1 OF THE BEST! CAN’T WAIT FOR ALBUM NUMBER 4!!!!!!!!

  2. bobby October 19, 2009

    YES I CAN’T WAIT FOR HER NEW ALBUM AND LETS NOT MAKE A BIG DEAL ABOUT WHAT SAM SAID WE ALL KNOW SHE AINT THE BEST SINGER…..LOVE YOU CIARA I’M YOUR #1 STAN YAYYYYYYYY

  3. Hazel October 19, 2009

    Thought CiCi did a great job. Love the look and the outfit. Not quite sure what “Wow” moments you’re referring to that she has been doing in her videos and performances since “Promise” though.

  4. B. Mike October 19, 2009

    Love Ciara. Really. Cute performance too. But Janet created the “Wow” moment. Janet is the one that created the place in the industry for the female “performer”, not “singer”, as you put it. So to say that JJ somehow needs to rise to Ciara’s level of “Wow” is crazy.

    Janet is a Coca-Cola Classic. Ciara is a Coke Zero – it’ll do in a pinch but not as good as the real thing.

  5. d October 19, 2009

    SAM YOU HAD ME UNTIL YOU BASICALLY THREW AWAY JANET JACKSON’S 37 YEAR CAREER IN FILM AND TV. JANET HAS MASTERPIECE ALBUMS, PLUS AMAZING TOURS, PLUS 40 PLUSE HIT SONGS, 100 PLUS MILLION RECORDS SOLD. CIARA WOULD HAVE TO GIVE ME A GREAT ALBUM VOCALLY LYRICALLY AND MUSICALLY. THEN DO THAT FIVE OR SIX TIMES OVER. THEN CIARA WOULD HAVE HAD TO GIVE ME BETTER VIDEOS, AND TRANSFORMATIONS. THEN CIARA WOULD HAVE TO CROSS OVER INTERNATIONALLY AND IN FILM 3 NUMBER 1 MOVIES. TV RECORDS ON TV APPERANCE. CIARA WOULD HAVE TO BE THE MOST SEARCHED IN INTERNET HISTORY. OH AND SAM THIS PERFORMANCE WITH JUSTIN WAS DONE…REMEMBER THE SUPERBOWL BUT GRANDER. I KNOW YOU BE BLOGGING SOMETIMES YOU NEED SOMTHING SHOCKING TO SPICE THINGS UP. BUT, BE TRUTHFUL WITH YOUR COMMENTARY. MY POINT IS TO POINT OUT THAT JANET POSSESED ALL THE THINGS STATED ABOVE AT AN EARLIER AGE THAN CIARA IS RIGHT NOW AND SHE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE A S*** IMAGE FOR TEN YEARS INTO HER SOLO SUCCESS, CIARA DONT HAVE ROOM TO GROW SHE STARTED OUT S***. JANET IS 43, DONT INSINUATE SHE HAS TO PROVE HER SELF TO A NEW CHICK WITH 10% OF JANET’S SUCCESS THEN OR NOW. CICI’S LAST ALBUM 70,000 JANETS LAST 180,000 WITH NO PROMO, AND HIGHER THAN MARIAH’S NEW ALBUM THAT JUST CAME OUT. COME ON SAM, YOU GOT TO GIVE ME SOMTHING REAL…DON’T FRONT.

  6. pucci October 19, 2009

    to the comment above you seem to forget that Janet stumbled in the beginning of her career just as ciara did. you’re comparing ciara NOW to janet back THEN & the truth is she will never be JANET. ciara will take her own career path & make a name for herself & thats what ppl seem to forget.

  7. pucci October 19, 2009

    i’m sorry i mean in the beginning of her MUSIC career just as ciara did.

  8. pucci October 19, 2009

    o & ciara’s IMAGE from the start wasnt s***. she started getting that way when “fantasy ride” was coming out.

  9. d October 19, 2009

    ciara goodies video dancing in a braw, she had a s*** image in the beginning.

  10. d October 19, 2009

    janet first album can out in 1982 janet was successful on hit shows 10 years before that. all that i already stated is true. and Ciara just was not made that big of an impact, she wont be here sucessful in couple of years. her time run out in 2006. i still like her but she no superstar. it’s like with ginuwine he was supposed to be a massive star, the next MJ but he didn’t have that level of fame. period but it’s ok because there is only one Janet and Michael

  11. Sokmidyk October 19, 2009

    People stop taking comments to the heart. Seriously we are all entitled to our own opinion. Please keep it SIMPLE. I thought it was a good performance better then Britney now a days.

  12. MG October 19, 2009

    sorry to gatecrash but TLC where there too (incase u didn’t know Sam)

  13. d October 19, 2009

    love her. love her. love her

  14. CECE YAY October 19, 2009

    Why even mention singing? Janet nor Michael are screamers and they are what folks call Ciara today. Stop with the side bars all the time on the african american blogs.

  15. d October 19, 2009

    stop comparing ciara and janet. janet has been doing this about 35 years more than the time ciara has. give it a rest.the woman and damn near 40. in her prime she was who she was. ciara has yet to peak as far as i’m concerned. just let ciara be great and let janet be the legend she is. sometimes its have to accept old age and pass the buck but at the end of the day ciara has a whole diff swag and appeal that she bringing forth. just let it be

  16. d October 19, 2009

    @cece what are you saying? janet lips for 99% of her performances. ciara screams and talk but her mic is on

  17. CECE YAY October 19, 2009

    Please research ciara she has made a big impact in both white and black music industry. Go look her accomplishments up. That is part why they call her Janet of today. Jackson paved the way for everybody not just ciara.

  18. CECE YAY October 19, 2009

    None of them are powers house. NOr Madonna or britney spears, but their fame is bigger than powerhouses. that is what i mean. so nobody needs to try to play ciara cause she will probably be bigger than some of these powerhouse out now.

  19. Daniel Branch October 19, 2009

    Ciara straight up KILLED it! No if’s and’s or but’s about it. As far as Janet goes, she needs to step her game back up. For a little while she was untouchable, but now she cant seem to touch anyone. I love JAnet (I love Ciara more), but her time is up. People fail to realize that the reason Ciara moght not be doing as well as she should is because people keep comparing her to Janet and Beyonce. Each are in their own league so let them be. (Side Note) People criticize Ciara’s vocal ability, but Janet CANT sing. Her back tracks are even horrible. (i.e the VMA tribute to Michael.) She lip syncs every performance. At least Ciara attempts to sing live.

  20. d October 19, 2009

    to Daniel Branch: Janet can sing and has a better voice, than ciara, janet’s tone and adlibs and harmoy is on point, her voice is happy, joyful, breezy, she sings a sensual song better than most. they all lip sing, bee, mariah, ciara, it’s all about the performance. belive me janet can sing live, but her dancing is so great, the percision she needs to slay it requires more. i’ve been to fiva janet concerts. After 37 years in the people still wanna front like she cant sing oh well, she sounds like michael alot more than all the pretenders. that in it’s self is a gift.

  21. DONTAZZ October 19, 2009

    COME ON CICI!! LOOVE CIARA..LOOVE JANET..SOMEBODY STATED ABOVE ABOUT BRITNEY AND MADONNA WHICH IS SO TRUE SOME OF THE BIGGEST STARS DONT HAVE THE VOCALS TO MATCH THEIR PERFORMANCE AND STILL END UP BEING SOME OF THE BEST OF ALL TIME..ITS CALLED VARIETY PEOPLE I DONT WANT EVERYBODY TO BLOW ME AWAY WITH VOCALS AND I DONT WANT EVERYBODY TO DANCE THE WHOLE CONCERT LONG..I LOVE MUSIC AND LOVE THE FACT THAT WE HAVE JANETS AND THEN WE HAVE WHITNEYS AND PATTI LABELLES AND CIARAS AND MADONNAS!!!

  22. kels October 19, 2009

    she’s so slutty

  23. yaboistatus October 19, 2009

    ciara has done alot to only have been in this game for such a short amount of time, people keep saying how janet did this and ciaras never gonna get to her because ciara does this but fail to understand that when janet came out it was such a different time in music, back then it was ok to lip sing as long as you have a reason, janets reason was because she went all out with her dancing, no shes not a powerhouse but janet has all the elements and all that in one is an full entertainer, ciara is a full entertainer, they both put on gr8 shows and love eachothers works so y keep trying to make the comparisons with them negative, this happends everytime ciara does somthing live and its getting old, ciara will never be janet and she dosent want to be, she wants to be ciara and belive it or not shes here to stay so stop comparing everyone has somthing different to bring to the table so who are we to say no they dont.

  24. keith October 19, 2009

    While Ciara has a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong way to go to even approach Janet’s shadow, it IS a shame that her performances lately deserve to accompany a hit record which “Fantasy Ride” wasn’t. As much as I LOVE Janet, Ciara is warming up to become as interesting a performer. Ciara needs stronger music and production.

    Long ago, I resigned myself to the fact that Janet may not be that hungry anymore (and with good reason)so I am happy whenever she decides to grace us with a performance (MTV, UK Jingle Ball)or new music or film (WDIGM2). Because UNLIKE Ciara, she doesn’t have to……

  25. lele October 19, 2009

    sorry i can not agree with you on this one. there is only one Janet. Ciara can try to be another Janet but it will never happen. Jant danced s*** but not stripper-ish. Janet could really work the stage. ciara perfornance is good but i know what to expect from her perform ,back bends, splits and gyrating. you can not blame ciara for this comparison because it is the media who is constantly doing this. i just wish that ciara could sing a little better. she trys to make up for not singing while she is perfroming by hopping all over the stage and talking through her songs.

  26. rightround October 19, 2009

    Though I’m sure this will never happen, I’m hoping Rihanna, Keri, Cassie and other can take notes from Ciara.

    Keep this up Ciara, and if there are some HOT(like britney hot) songs on your 4th album, you WILL take over!
    oh yeah, Janet CANNOT sing better than Ciara.

  27. d October 19, 2009

    janet sings better than ciara. any time any place. end of conversation.

  28. mitch October 19, 2009

    She did not sing because she can’t sing, her dancing was good. She needs to dance not sing.

  29. KC October 19, 2009

    it will be a cold day in hell when janet doesnt lip sing.
    HOT ASS PERFORMANCE; ciaras on her game right now, album 4 is going to be her best.

  30. Leon October 19, 2009

    Yes let’s not forget about the legendary TLC who marked their 7 year absence from the US at this charity concert, hand picked by Justin Timberlake himself.

    Here are clips from the show, for those interested (Sam you should have covered this in your blog, they are worth mentioning over Ciara).

    No Scrubs http://bit.ly/iLbMo

    Full TLC Vegas set http://bit.ly/KA34w

  31. stereo_boi October 19, 2009

    Ciara is and was always a good dancer like Sam said but singer…? She started out good but was tired by the time she got to her 2nd song. I’m not bashing.I LOVE her music but that was just 3 songs…my question is: How the hell does Beyonce do it for a whole concert??!!! She’s a robot

  32. An0thrDream October 20, 2009

    She is def. one of the best performers ever. Damn i Love her. She goes SOOOOOOOOOOO hard!!!

    Keep bringing in ciara!!

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