Kelly Rowland Performs US National Anthem

Published: Sunday 21st Mar 2010 by Sam

R&B star Kelly Rowland was invited to perform the US National Anthem (‘The Star Spangled Banner’) at the new Red Bull Arena last night, as the New York Red Bulls took on Brazil’s Santos FC. Check out how the Destiny’s Child alumni fared above…{Many thanks to Steffan for the video!}

While not the uber best rendition of the song we’ve heard, Ms. Kelly certainly held her own, and really nailed it at the end. Great performance!

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  1. theillest March 21, 2010

    ummmm, ok……

  2. movieman March 21, 2010

    the video aint there, but she sounded a mess
    poor thing she sounds horrid when beyonce aint on stage with her

  3. Young One March 21, 2010

    Damn Sam, you’ll hype anybody! First Whitney’s Horrid performance, now this? It was ok at best!

  4. blake March 21, 2010

    sing ms kelly good job in my book

  5. JoWork March 21, 2010

    no shade, but this was not the business. I def. think she knows how to sing…and she is TALENTED but this performance was not good at all. She was smart though. She sung in her “range” she didnt try to do some she KNEW she couldnt do …and I think at the end of day..its all about learnin your voice and working with what you got..and Ms. Kelly does know how to do that. so claps^ 🙂

    JoWorkTv 🙂

  6. Ashley March 21, 2010

    Good Job.She did Good.I liked it.

  7. VaunTV March 21, 2010

    I Dont know what some of yall above me are talking about.. she did good, not amazing but good. She rushed it a bit but was good.

  8. ANON March 21, 2010

    it was just OK

  9. Meechy05 March 21, 2010

    I can’t view ehh!!..

  10. HOT! March 21, 2010

    The arena was to loud, and she didnt have an orchestra like BeYAWNce. It was just okay, but her other one was good. She sung the national anthem before and it was good. this one wasnt the best.

  11. antertain March 21, 2010

    All she needed to do was SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW DOWN!!

    It was to fast, thats the only problem
    The crowd was feeling her “Freeeeeee” note change and she cut it off sooooo quick that we couldn’t savour it.

    Girl can SANG tho
    Next time Kelly put your voice on a slower time limit so we can savour your vocal prowess through each section of the anthem.

    When u cook a chicken you let all the flavours ease through on it slowly so it cooks through properly and gets full flavour 4u to enjoy.
    Kelly Ro has a excellent tone in her voice so need to feeel it in something like this.

    I’m just saying, cus never will throw shade at Kelly’s talent

  12. GLYNNIEE March 21, 2010

    that was beautiful…. but too fast, well maybe they asked her to make it snappy cos they got no time and the game were running late… well done..Kelly

  13. Muni March 21, 2010

    She did really great!!!! back off haters

  14. iwannablikeme March 21, 2010

    It was Fab! Kelly knows who she is and how to control her tone. Singing and sounding good is what is key. Holding long high notes does not mean you can sing( Mariah Carey for exapmle), it just means you have a strong vocal range, but do you have good tone. Tone is what matters and Kelly has great tone and control. She did rush the song a little, but the main thing is her tone was perfect. A

  15. Justin_sofly March 21, 2010

    yeah it was good but i would like for her to slow down when she sings this song, and on her free she should go to her falsetto because it is really a nice note when she does it.

  16. Joe Sullivan March 21, 2010

    canadian here, is red bull paid sponsor? not teying to be funny, just not sure

  17. Joe Sullivan March 21, 2010

    neverming saw the video… its a sponsor

  18. AalexisR (The Bahamas) March 21, 2010

    Beautiful. But Fast. The sound was freaking out too, but she did a good job. Not great but we know the girl can sing so.

  19. truth March 21, 2010

    WHAT A F****** HOT ASS MESS!!!!!!!! SHE CANT SING ANYMORE. I SAW IT COMING WHEN SHE PERFORMED AT THAT HONG KONG CONCERT AND JACKY CHEUNG OUTSANG HER IN THAT DUET AND HE’S TWICE HER AGE, LOL! GTFO. THIS AINT EVEN CLOSE TO WHITNEY’S SSB 1991. SMFH.

  20. JAY March 21, 2010

    WE ALL KNOW THE GIRL CAN SANG! BEST BELIEVE!!. TO ME SHE DOESNT CHALLENGE HER VOICE ENOUGH. I KNOW SHE CAN SUCCEED…BUT IM STILL SCARED AS HELL WITH THIS NEW ALBUM. IN ORDER TO PROMOTE..U HAVE TO SING LIVE…DOES KELLY REALLY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

  21. C.J March 21, 2010

    poor thing lol where is beyonce when she needs her SHADE LOL

  22. Aunt Jackie March 21, 2010

    Ewww Kelly.

    I <3 you but I don't like this version.

  23. ~Team Weezy~ March 21, 2010

    We all know Kelly can sing, but come on Sam, you are just as bad as other people who stan for their favorite artist! This performance was not good! I love Kelly and I think she is a good singer, but this was one of the worst I’ve heard her sing! She rushed every note, and she was extremely shaky during the lower notes! Let’s be honest and stop looking at each performance through stan-eyes please, Sam!

    Btw, she looked GORGEOUS!!!!!! I loved that suit she had on and HALLELUJAH, that wig with the bangs looked fab on her! She should stick with that one for awhile!!!! Get it Kelly!

  24. Meechy05 March 21, 2010

    Kellz doesn’t have to prove anything y’all know. She can sing , its not like she’s singing the national anthem every f****** day , she has done this countless. Of times And the minute its a bad performance, here y’all go eww. ..she can’t sing, she not consistent, she needs vocal training, or Beyonce sounds better. ..anyways y’all are to much give the girl a damn break ehh…slams keyboard! !!

  25. Aunt Jackie March 21, 2010

    @ Meechy05

    She can sing, and sing well. I don’t mind one bad performance. It really wasn’t even bad. But I do wish Kelly would deliver more consistently, even as a pretty big fan of hers. Beyonce’s voice is not the greatest vocally (to me) she does a lot of yelling, grunting and operatics to cover up some limited vocal range. But she is consistent, and strong. Kelly isn’t, and I’m not sure why….with a voice like hers.

  26. AWOLLUVA March 21, 2010

    Rihanna could have done a better job than this.

  27. AWOLLUVA March 21, 2010

    and i’m not a rihanna stan, it’s just that this was terrible.

  28. rightround(U.S.A pride!) March 21, 2010

    lol it wasn’t THAT bad. she just rushed it! And too many unnecessary runs.

  29. Meechy05 March 21, 2010

    @ aunt Jackie okay let me break it. Down she a human being she’s not going to be perfect every performance, its time when I don’t feel like working but I have too and it shows but when I really want to put on a show ill give it too you so saying that you guys have to give her a break you don’t know wat could have went down b4 she started singing, let her breathe she’s human we all have bad days….

  30. musiq March 21, 2010

    @Young One

    This is whitney singing SSB live, now u want to take back that remark

    Whitney has the best live version of this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unFxDyrBnOM her Superbowl like all others was lipped
    about 1 hours ago via Power Twitter

    from the TRent man tweet himself

  31. KingMo March 21, 2010

    Oh Kelly…smh. I love her, but no…was so rushed. Kinda blew it.

  32. Jamie March 21, 2010

    I’m done after that Rihanna comment. Rihanna couldn’t see Kelly with 20/20 and contacts. Smooches Baby!!!!

  33. Gucci March 21, 2010

    she sucked

  34. LMAO March 21, 2010

    She did fantastic.

    Kelly>>>>>Keri, Ciara, Rihanna.

    Bye.

  35. Rickky March 21, 2010

    @rightround too many unnecessary runs????? WAT….you prolly the same person that thinks Beyonce singin 3 minutes of runs is FANATASTIC…

  36. ~TeAM WeeZY~ March 21, 2010

    @Meechy05

    I don’t think anyone was implying that she should be perfect every performance. And let’s not compare working with vocal inconsistency. This isn’t the first time she’s delivered a not so good performance. Nor should we bring up the “What-if-something-went-down-before-she-started-singing” excuse! I mean, come on, that’s with any artist!

  37. sickwitit March 21, 2010

    she sung like she was nervous

  38. Nikki March 21, 2010

    @ AWOLLUVA Does Rhianna sings live and can she sings. I’m not an American so I don’t know the anthem or its ranges, layers, etc , BUT she sounded good for a section were it seemed like she repeated and another where I couldn’t hear her. Cut the girl some slack she is recording so that will take a tole on her voice and she will not always sound the best. Who say Kelly cannot sing tell me which current artist can cuz they are few.

  39. Meechy05 March 21, 2010

    @ weezy I understand that but it seems like every one was nit picking her performance as if she’s a new artist and making comments like she has something to prove, Kelly has already made it, she doesn’t have to have a knockout performance everytime give her credit where its due she sings live and some artist don’t do that even though they claim too….

  40. kingnoah3000 March 21, 2010

    She did sang fast lol but honestly when did that decide if a person can sing? it’s just what you prefer. Sound great, notes were solid…rock on babe girl

  41. Kesha lil sister March 21, 2010

    She sounded great to me.I’ve heard her sing this song twice and I think she did great on all of them.Maybe it’s me. But I don’t see anything wrong.

  42. Hallie’s Momma March 21, 2010

    Sounded fine to me. Definitely not her best rendition but not bad enough for me to hate on her. Go Kelly!

  43. they March 21, 2010

    WELL CAN ANYONE ANSWER THIS? WHY DOES BEYONCE PERFORMANCES BE A 10 EVERYTIME, BUT KELLY ISNT? DONT COME AT ME WITH DRAMA CAUSE I HONESTLY WANT TO KNOW. HER AND BEYONCE HAVE BEEN IN THE GAME 10+ YEARS NOW

  44. YouPutTheLimeInTheCoconut March 21, 2010

    @They, it’s because Kelly doesn’t have HALF the talent or vocal ability Beyonce does, plain and simple. And this is coming from a certified Beyonka hater! We need to keep it real though, and even Kelly’s biggest stans know this, whether they want to admit it or not.

  45. they March 21, 2010

    ^^^ WELL DON’T LIE ABOUT NOT BEING A BEYONCE STAN,.BECAUSE U LOVE BEYONCE! KELLY IS VERY TALENTED JUST AS TALENTED AS BEYONCE…..I THINK I JUST ANSWERED MY OWN QUESTION..U TRIED THO BUT FAILED!

  46. YouPutTheLimeInTheCoconut March 21, 2010

    ^^ Trick, what heck is wrong with you?! First of all, noooo…I really don’t like Beyonce. That selfish ass, money hungry, white community conformist, terrorist supporting, p**** popping, greasy ass weave slinging she-devil country ass S**** HO gets absolutely ZERO love from these parts, no way no how! Let’s get that perfectly straight, dear.

    Second of all, AIN’T NO WAY IN HEAVEN’S HELL Kelly is as talented as Beyonce. Really? Seriously?? Listen, like I made perfectly clear before, I can’t stand Beyonka. But I’m also somebody who is able to see the situation for what it really is, regardless of whether I like the artist or not. Beyonce has a lot of haters, including myself. But one thing the haters can’t deny is her vocal ability and the ability to put on a great performance every time.

    Now mind you, Beyonce is not the greatest vocalist or performer in music history. But she’s among the top in today’s music industry, there’s no denying that. You stans seriously think that Kelly is on the same level? Yall are even more delusional as I thought, because those of us who AREN’T stans and are able to see her in an unbiased light, without making excuses for her lame ass, know she never could when it comes to Beyonce. And that’s just the facts.

  47. rnbcascade March 21, 2010

    When will people realize that beyonce is one of the most flawless lip synchers out.. she can lip her ass off!! she’s half live and half lipped… she never sings her choruses etc… i.e. kelly may not sound flawless every time. but she sings every f****** word down to the chorus.. give her some props..

  48. justme March 21, 2010

    I just wish she wouldn’t have sung it so fast. Other than that, good performance.

  49. March 21, 2010

    your opinion =/= fact

  50. jammy March 22, 2010

    @rnbcacade

    you are sooo right!!!

    Btw, it was a decent performance, not the best, but it wasn’t bad!!! btw, @youputthelimeinthecoconut Beyonce does not get a perfect 10 everytime she performs so girl bye.

    See the problem is that beyonce is more talented then like 95% of the people in the game.. So even though kelly may not be as talented as her she still has a lot going for her to the point where she can be on B’s level if she stepped her dance game back up to how it was during lose my breath and stuff like that.. maybe she needs some lip syncing moments like Beyonce!!! lol

  51. mike March 22, 2010

    CO-Sign with JUSTME! I wish she wouldn’t hurry that performance! but the vocals were good, i loved that high note but it didn’t last long enough

  52. Lauren March 22, 2010

    Wasnt a damn thing wrong with the performance other than her rushing the song.

    For the record.Kelly doesn’t have to be better than beyonce.Point is kelly Knows how to sing and she has a lot of underrated songs,performances and interviews under her pretty little belt.that’s where most of yall go wrong .yall are steady trying to match kellys talent based on beyonce.how about yall start excepting kelly for who she is.as an individual you’ll appreciate her a lot more.realize that stole,Unity,still in love with my ex ,comeback,love again,Blaze,work.and even when love takes over.are apart of her individual musical style.
    Open your eyes to who she is.because her success shouldn’t be defined by beyonce that’s stupid.if you were paying attention you’ll realize that kelly is successful already in her OWN right if you opened your eyes you would see how well she pulls off different genre’s of music r&B,dance,alternativ,country & who knows what else . if you opened your eyes you would see the growth and progress with every song.Every song she releases she has gotten better and better each track.By her Own standards

    They Key to kellys success is people here in the U.S realizing she’s an individual outside of destinys child that she is her own person with her own style her own personality her own goals only then will she ever make it in the U.S.over seas already know what it is.It’s my own people over here in the states that seem a lil brain dead.to much soldier boy done f***** up their mind ,they can’t think straight

  53. Gucci March 22, 2010

    OMG I never knew Kelly’s untalented ass had this many stans! WOW! I commented earlier and said the performance sucked but i’ll say it in a nicer way so as not to upset you whack ass stans. It was LACKLUSTER. Kelly has no other talent so her vocal ability is key, and she didn’t serve us what she needed to. The girl is definitely not getting any shine so long as Beyonce is out, but in all honesty she’s going to have to come just a tad bit harder. The people who keep commenting and making THEE most ridiculous excuses for her are just too damn confused, and it’s hilarious.

    “OMG SHE MESSED UP BUT AT LEAST SHE SANG LIVE!”

    LMAO, take a seat.

  54. they March 22, 2010

    C’MON NOW THE KEY TO SUCCESS 4 KELLY IS PROMO…..AS WE CLEARLY SAW WITH “WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER”…JUST WAIT TILL NEXT MONTH…AND EVERYONE IS SAYIN THE RECORD IS EPIC WE READY….JUST FACE IT HATERS…PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY CHECKIN FOR KELLY….TWITTER WAS BLOWN THE F*** UP WITH KELLY TWEETS WHEN “SMOOCHES” WAS RELEASED..EVERY BLOG IS CHECKIN FOR KELLY….YALL JUST GOTTA ACCEPT THAT NOTHIN CAN STOP HER FROM TAKING OVER THE WORLD..WELL AT LEAST THE US CAUSE SHE’S ALREADY GOT THE REST OF THE WORLD IN THE PALM OF HER HANDS….KELLYS IS HERE TOO STAY!! SORRY HATERS..SMOOCHES!!

  55. Leah March 22, 2010

    The hell you mean you didn’t know kelly had this many fans.What you thought you was just going to come on here throw shade at her. and gone bout ur business. uhh no. Half the people on here are not even fans they just simply have ears.and they fail to see what you pressed lames are complaing about.saying it was horrible.and stupid s*** like that.I don’t even think you watched the video.and rather you want to admitt it or not your a fan too sweety.you’ve been to this exact post multiple times.So you were waiting on other peoples response.to either the video or your outlandish comments.and If you weren’t a fan then why are you here again? oh,I know. cuz u a fan too b****!

  56. Greg March 22, 2010

    Wo she did her thing ya’ll

  57. jay March 22, 2010

    A mess…

    Ps damn meechy you are fine as hell…got me at work thinkin ’bout..well nevamind…lolz

  58. Smooches March 22, 2010

    Vocally, this girl is the second coming of Whitney Houston. I just wish she knew that the way her supporters do. I agree that she rushed the song; maybe she had to rush it . If she ever gets to sing this at the super bowl, she can then take her time and milk it and truly show the world what she’s got. Beyonce has been given every opportunity under the sun to show off her abrasive voice to the world, now it’s Kelly’s turn; and the Beyonce stans should be scared because the fact is, Kelly’s tone alone crushes Beyonce. I don’t care how many runs and rifts that heffa does. I don’t care how loud she yells or how much she growls. That will never change the fact that Kelly just has a better voice. PERIOD.

    Let me put it to you like this,
    If Kelly and Beyonce were to recieve vocal report cards this is how they would read:

    Kelly Beyonce
    Tone 5.0 A+ Tone 4.0 A
    Texture/Timbre 5.0 A+ Texture/Timbre 3.5 B+
    Power 4.0 A Power 4.0 A
    Technique 3.5 B+ Technique 5.0 A+
    Kelly’s VPA-17.5 Beyonce’s VPA-16.5

    And yes, I said it both girls are equal as far as vocal power is concerned. Don’t let Beyonce’s accessive vibrato and obnoxious growling fool you. She is not that strong. I want to hear her sustain a high note(w/out all the quivering) like Kelly does in “When Love Takes Over” (You know the note).Disagree all you want but both girls have their strengths and both girls have their weaknesses and where Beyonce is weak Kelly is naturally strong and where Kelly is weak Beyonce has been trained to be strong.

  59. Puppy Love March 22, 2010

    Way to go Miss Kelly. But I have to admit, she has had way better performances then this..

  60. Airon March 22, 2010

    I usually have nothing good to say about Kelly’s vocals, but I must say she did really well! I just wish she would stay this consistent all the time. But for the people who are being crazy delusional fan stans about Kelly being a better singer than Beyonce… you must be crazy! I cannot understand why people still debate about Beyonce’s unbelievably vocally phenomenal voice and talent. Are you serious? There are thousands of singers out there who can’t sing a lick to choose from to criticize and you choose Beyonce. Please exit stage door left… there’s no competition here. But again Kelly Rowland did a wonderful job, and I can’t wait to here new album. She really is starting to change how I use to view her as a solo artist. Hold your own Kelly!

  61. Blasian March 22, 2010

    You Kelly stans! Plz Beyonce will run Kelly around town in heels doing it and still sound GOOD! Beyonce voice is Powerful She sings at every BIG thing lets not Forget Oscars! Beyonce can do soo many things with her voice.Beyonce has been named one of the best voice Kelly hasn’t .

    Kelly can’t sing better than Beyonce and thats a fact go to youtube and find out and look at this performance you u Kelly fans always say the samething when it comes to her voice oh Beyonce voice was trained. NEWS FLASH all of thier Voices was trained growing up! So don’t gave me that B.S. What you need to say is Beyonce has CONTROL over her AMAZING voice Kelly Doesn’t . Kelly can sing but she doesn’t have control and in no way in hell does she sound better than Beyonce. We seen it in the Group and we see it now

  62. Gucci March 22, 2010

    @ LEAH,

    Girl lemme pull out a chair so you can sit your lame ass down. The vocals were LACKLUSTER, like I said. I simply came back because there were 200 comments and I wanted to see what the fuss was about over nothing, and not surprisingly there were just a bunch of comments from delusional stans like yourself who lack eardrums and common sense. Instead of calling me names how about you buy more copies of her flop albums. 🙂

    “Smooches”, b****. LMAO

  63. Gucci March 22, 2010

    200 in her other post* I meant to write. The one where smooches debuted. Anywho,

    SMOOCHES 🙂

  64. nikki March 22, 2010

    CHIIIILLD RIHANNA COULD HAVE DONE BETTER THAN THIS CRAP….

  65. ~Team Weezy~ March 22, 2010

    @ Meechy

    I don’t think people are nit picking, I think they are just giving their honest opinion on what she sounds like. I know she has a great voice and I believe she is one of the most underrated singers out their, not saying she has the best voice in the bizz, but I know she can hold her own. With that said, that doesn’t denote the fact that this performance was not good! People can have great voices but just because their voice is great, doesn’t mean that people can’t critique them when they sound bad! And again I’m now saying she should have a knockout performance every time. And I think it is great that she sings live unlike some artist, however, just because she sounds bad singing live doesn’t mean we should give her credit for singing live because she is supposed to! Singing is her profession!

  66. ~Team Weezy~ March 22, 2010

    Correction **** NOT saying she should have a knockout performance

  67. rob March 22, 2010

    kelly is so lazy she doesnt even try to arrange anything herself and move on from destinys child, she jus sang her harmony in the dc3 rendition

  68. Iantuition March 22, 2010

    Oh she sucked so freaking bad. Her timing is off, way WAY off, the first indicator that she doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing. Then there were a few attempts at growling… but she sounds stupid growling, so that’s another failure. And LMAO @ her enunciating “bursting in ai-eh-a-eh-a-air” the exact same way Beyoncé did in 2004. Such a shame that she hasn’t yet realized she can’t be Beyoncé. -_-

  69. Iantuition March 22, 2010

    And Smooches? You don’t know a damn thing about vocals so you might as well stop trying to convince people. ROTFLMAO @ the very IDEA of Kelly EVER having a perfect timbre.

  70. Meechy05 March 22, 2010

    Okay @ weezy , just watched the performance and I’m still trying to figure out wat the fuss is about, her vocals were clear and I don’t feel it was rushed. . madd???

  71. ~Team Weezy~ March 22, 2010

    @Meechy

    Trust and believe I am in no way mad of someone else’s opinion! Why would something like that make me mad??? That’s foolish! I’m not like others who get upset and try to prove that she sounded bad! It was just my opinion and you have yours! So it’s no fuss, I only mentioned that no one was implying that she should be perfect every single performance, it’s just that we didn’t think she sounded good here!

  72. lyric_lee March 22, 2010

    ms kelly better sing that damn anthem now – lol i love it – out of the three times ive heard her sing it this time has to be the second best only to the tyme before this one – all 3 times she held her own and everytime she sings it i know she learns something new – it did seem a lil faster than normal but im happy she didnt try to stretch out each not turning a minute in a half song to a 4 minute piece which wasnt the point – she went in without the backing of a band orchestra live cd and did her thing – looked stunning and exited gracefully – a true diva – SMOOCHES BABY!!!!!

  73. LEA March 22, 2010

    smooches u have lost ur damn mind, Kelly ain’t no damn 2nd coming of whitney houston. This performance was a damn mess. I don’t even like beyonce but her version was much better..

  74. LMAO March 22, 2010

    @Iantuition

    Your UGLY, so it don’t matter monkey.

  75. PAPA March 22, 2010

    Death @ Ritard, Rihead just can’t do it like Kelly period.

  76. Meechy05 March 22, 2010

    Oh and shout outs too @ Jay Im sending you smooches and @ weezy im not going to keep going back and fourth with you smooches baby!!

  77. loso March 22, 2010

    I loved Kelly’s voice I think the people who did not like it are just Beyonce fans and they want to see all the negative in Kelly. Kelly’s voice is so strong I have a new found respect for Ms. Kelly after this.

  78. Muni March 22, 2010

    All the Kelly fans need to stick together now to get rid of THESE silly HATERS. People that hate of no reason. Kelly is one of best singer around of her generation, but some people are scared of admittinG that fact. After the single and then the album I am sure all haters will be Kelly stan forever yeah!!. AND BACK OFF ONCE AGAIN, I AM NOT REPEATING THAT AGAIN YEAH, DO YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND? OK. WE LOVE YOU KELLY, YOU ARE THE BEST, KEEP WORKING HARD.

  79. Muni March 22, 2010

    PEOPLE THAT SAID THAT KELLY SUCKED DO NOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING ABOUT MUSIC, JUST TAKE SOME MUSIC LESSONS OR GOOGLE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION. THAT WAS FIRST CLASS EVEN WITH JUST A SIMPPLE MICROPHONE, TELL ME WHO ELSE CAN DO THAT OF THIS GENERATION, BECAUSE I KNOW BEYONCE CAN’T, ONLY WITH A BAND MAYBE. JUST BE REAL PEOPLE JUST ADMITTED SHE IS THE BEST AND THERE IS MORE TO COME. YOU HATERS BETTER SEE YOU GP’S JUST IN CASE OF OF A HEART ATTACK, OH YEAH, BECAUSE SOMEONE WILL GET HEART ATTACK AFTER HEARING KELLY’S FIRST SINGLE, WHEN IS GOING TO OVER FOR THE REST OF OTHER ARTISTS, JUST WATCH OUT. JUST AN ADVICE

  80. Jade March 22, 2010

    She sounded pretty good to me..

  81. Oh Please March 23, 2010

    The fact that this girl can kill it accapella is PROOF that she is indeed a great singer. She has sung the anthem three times. Her best rendition was at the Hawaii Pro Bowl of 2008 but this was a close second. I love the way she played with her voice a little more for this rendition if she had taken her time and held certain notes just a bit longer it would have been perfect. I do think that there are alot of people throwing massive shade at Kelly. The girl is talented, just admit it. @ BLASIAN, Kelly may not have the same level of vocal control as Beyonce but Kelly has the better VOICE. I’m pretty sure that’s what SMOOCHES was trying to say. I’ve always said that Beyonce is a very uninhibited singer. She never holds back. She always sings with massive confidence and control but her VOICE is not the best in the industry and it wasn’t the best in that group, Kelly’s was. The problem with Kelly is that even though her voice is beautiful and her tone does indeed out shine Beyonce’s by far, Kelly spent too many years acting as though she was scared of her own voice. It’s like she didn’t know what to do with it when singing live. I do think she’s grown leaps and bounds but there is still so much for Kelly to improve upon and excell at. Basically, Kelly still has room to grow while Beyonce has reached her peak. I can agree with people who say that Kelly needs to work on controlling her voice better or she needs to be more consistent live(because she kills it in the studio), but to say that she can’t sing(LIE) or that the above performance was horrible(BIGGER LIE) or that she doesn’t even come close to Beyonce vocally(BIGGEST LIE). Is a mass deception on your part. What I find more funny than anything, is the fact that the very woman your trying so hard to defend would be disgusted by the comments some of you are making. IANTUITION, you sound really stupid. Kelly did not make any attempts at growling during this or any anthem she’s ever sung. Who growls while singing the National Anthem? Kelly can certainly get her growl on; just because she doesn’t do it every five minutes like Beyonce doesn’t mean she can’t. YOU KNOW SHE CAN! You’re comments are asenine and who made you a vocal expert. YOU obviously don’t know anything about tone and timbre if you actually think that Beyonce’s is better than Kelly’s. That’s one big HELL NO!! Is Beyonce a good singer? Yes. Has she worked very hard to become one? Yes. Was she blessed with a naturally clear and beautiful tone like Kelly? NO. But we can’t have every thing now can we? Kelly has the better VOICE of the two. DEAL WITH IT.

  82. Airon March 23, 2010

    Are yall trying to turn this into WW3 up in this blog rychere’? What kind of foolishness? What kind of fan stanorade are you on? I needs to get me some of that. Kelly is getting better with her vocals, but she’s nowhere near Beyonce’s out of this worldly level. Some of you guys (crazy stan fans for Kelly) are taking this stan fan stuff to another level. Maybe your just trying to start stuff up in this peaceful blog;) (I hope thats what it is)… because you must out you mind and crazy to really believe Kelly has the better voice. You know nothing about excellent vocals and music. Try again! Trust me you’ll understand when your more hearing inclined to hear on point vocals and facts alright. At least my fan stan ears for Beyonce are in check. Holla!

    Respectfully Yours,

    The Truth More Like Just The Facts Mam

  83. Smooches March 23, 2010

    I stand by my original post. We are all entitled to our opinions and we can all agree to dis- agree, but no one is changing my mind. I prefer Kelly Rowland’s voice over Beyonce’s.PERIOD. If I want to hear shrill hollering like a banchee, I’ll pop in a Beyonce CD, but if I want to hear smooth crystalline yet powerful vocals I’ll listen to my girl Kelly. It’s as simple as that.

  84. jay March 23, 2010

    @ Meechy

    Just got ya smoochies…;)

  85. dakkylove March 23, 2010

    seriously this is just a national anthem guys no need to get all simmered up, i loved it anyway i dont know what u guys were talking about. can pple just comment without being biased, she sung the anthem clearly and properly her beautiful voice was everywhere. STOP the Beyonce comparisons it isn,t even funny anymore, these are 2 best friends for that matter doing their thing differently in the industry, appreciate one or both or none but keep ur insulting biased negative comments 2 yourselves..wheesh sam what a job you have 2 do.

  86. Meechy05 March 23, 2010

    On guys Kelly will be premiering her new international single at WMC MUSIC CONFERENCE IN A COUPLE OF DAYS SO THAT MEANS WERE GETTING TWO SINGLES YAY!

  87. Black March 23, 2010

    LOL @ you all saying that Kelly CAN sing, which Kelly are YOU talking about? KELLY ROWLAND to me ALWAYS sounds bad live, mainly when she tries to hit them notes or scream…. HORRIBLE! Now is she’s just singing acapella in a room she sounds great, not need to scream then. Her screaming on Albums also be off key, she an OK singer at best!

  88. justme March 23, 2010

    Why is everyone getting the idea that there’s gonna be 2 singles?

  89. Da Truth March 23, 2010

    I was scared to watch based on some of the comments I read. Now that I’ve watched it……I can say I wasn’t horrible……Just rushed is all……….Had she taking her time and kept the runs to a minimum……I could have liked it more than Beyonces……shes got to learn to play to her strengths……which are tone, range, and power……runs have to be limited for to have a flawless performance……..BTW I LOVE this woman……

  90. lyric_lee March 23, 2010

    thats my chick right there – i like the fact that she is releasing 2 singles – one international and one for the us because they are honestly on two diff wavelengths neway so smart on her part – and for everyone who doesnt know the WMC is “Winter Music Conference, in its 25th consecutive year, is one of the most publicized annual music gatherings in the world. A pivotal platform for advancement of the industry, WMC 2009 attracted 1,910 artists and DJs, 3,228 industry delegates from 62 countries and over 70,000 event attendees for a concentrated schedule of more than 500 events presented across 5 days. Music, as one of the world’s most accessible cultural art forms, gives WMC the unique ability to cross economic, geographic and social boundaries. Over 1.3 million visitors from 183 countries log on to the WMC website each year.”

    Winter Music Conference is the same place When Love Takes Over made its debut last year.
    an annual music conference that showcases new music

    i literally have had smooches on repeat for the last few days and i cant get enough of it

    sidenote – does anybody else truly feel that this tyme ms kelly is gonna do it up? from the day she left matthew she has had a 1 hit in like 10 countries a grammy and more promo then all of the time she was with mathew – everyone is seeing kelly for eho she really is and i could just cry at the fact that its finnaly about her and that this time she will get the respect she deserves and i for one cant wait until she does – the fact that she is debuting her track at such an upscal event just shows that her team knows exactly what they are doing plus this is where “when love takes over” deuted and we all know that story – so hers hopings her singles follow suit in which i know they will and god i just scream right know because i am so damn happy for my gurl – SMOOCHES BABY SMOO-SMOOCHES BABY —— MS KELLY BETTER WORK!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. tera May 12, 2010

    gucci lea nikki and black u and the rest of haters smell like kelly used stuff

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