Shakira Performs on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Published: Thursday 26th Nov 2009 by Trent

Colombian entertainer Shakira gave a performance of her new song ‘Give It Up To Me’ on Fox’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ last evening. The Timbaland-produced single has thus far peaked at #58 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #29 on the Pop 100. Shakira’s 3rd English album, ‘She Wolf’, debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 with 80, 000 copies sold.

It’s really refreshing to see Shakira diversifying her dance skills and experimenting with step dancing. As she said in our interview earlier this week, she really enjoys adapting to new challenges and improving her craft as a performer; a drive that is blatantly absent amongst many of the ‘artists’ on the charts today. However, it was painful to watch her struggle to mime in time with her backtrack. I personally have no problems with singers who lip-sync during their hectic promotional tours (I can think of a few who should never be allowed to ‘sing’ live), especially if there is choreography involved. Nonetheless, it is important that the performances are seamless (see Beyonce’s ‘Singe Ladies’ performance on ‘The Tyra Banks Show’).

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  1. Jark November 26, 2009

    Seriously, why are you trying to be Sam? All these thinly-veiled digs at Rihanna are so embarassing…

    And She Wolf hasn’t charted yet. I really don’t know what you’re on about.

  2. Remy November 26, 2009

    single ladies @ tyra show was mimed? i can never tell when beyonce mimes! can u give me more examples?

  3. matt November 26, 2009

    all i heard when this website transformed, was that there wouldn’t be anymore biased comments, even though its twice as worse cos you are both the same, rihanna cannot sing that well live, but lay off it, cos its boring!

  4. AWOLLUVA November 26, 2009

    @Remy, the b**** ALWAYS mimes, you don’t need an example hun. You really think Beyoink is shaking her fat cellulite ass, slinging that greasy nappy ass weave and being half blown off the god damn stage by a wind machine like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, ALL while singing LIVE? Noooo…!! It’s all an illusion, and only her biggest, most delusional stans think otherwise (her more intelligent stans, however, know the real deal – they just won’t admit it.) :-p

    Trent, darling, her album hasn’t charted in the US yet. I’m guessing you got that from the Wikipedia article, as it’s there now. I’d edit it out of her wiki, however I’m banned and therefore can’t. But yeah, her album at #12 with 80,000 sold is quite unlikely at this point in time.

    As far as her performance, I can’t be bothered. Don’t like the song at all. Did It Again is so much better. 🙁

  5. Ally November 26, 2009

    This video is out of sync thats why, youtube has proper ones. She’s singing live although the backing track is really overpowering her voice.

    AWOLLUVA – you make me LAUGH OUT LOUD!

  6. Michael November 26, 2009

    @ AWOLLUVA

    Someones jealous……

  7. AWOLLUVA November 28, 2009

    @ Michael, jealous of what? Some fake ass b**** who steals people’s s*** and hypes up her own name based on what other people create for her, only to spin it around and call it her own when it really isn’t?? Somebody who writes three lines of the chorus in a song, only to spin it around and put her name ‘first’ on the writing credits? I don’t think so, love. I could never be jealous of ignorance.

    Now SHAKIRA is somebody I’d be jealous of, because she had to work hard to gain a name for herself in the industry (especially the English speaking industry.) Somebody who made the biggest selling English album from a Latin artist of all time, that album selling more than all of Beyonka’s shitty albums combined. “Jealous”, please. :p

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