Kelly Rowland Performs ‘Commander’ On Graham Norton

Published: Tuesday 15th Jun 2010 by Sam

Dance diva Kelly Rowland rocked The Graham Norton Show here in the UK tonight with the first televised performance of her new single ‘Commander’. Oozing both a sass and confidence by the bucketload, Ms. Kelly certainly commanded the stage. Awesome performance…

Tidbit: It appears the general public agree; immediately following the performance, ‘Commander’ jumped from #38 to #20 on the iTunes UK chart – some two weeks before the radio edit is officially released here. Looks like she’s onto a winner.

Performance after the jump…

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  1. kellyfan4life!!! June 15, 2010

    She was awesome!

  2. Music Lover June 15, 2010

    Eww she looks like a t***** with real boobs.

  3. BEYONCE VS. WORLD June 15, 2010

    THE WAS HOT HER VOICE WAS ON POINT BUT KR FANS PLEASE DON’T COME WITH B*******

  4. AKisdabest June 15, 2010

    good job

  5. aj June 15, 2010

    OMG!! PHENOMENAL!!!

  6. Kev June 15, 2010

    Wow! That was her very best performance. I’m really proud of her for that. Real talk, I don’t like the song, didn’t like the video(that wasn’t done), didn’t like Shake them haters off and I never liked ANY of her performances(for this song or when love takes over).

    This was awesome! I’ll give her credit for this one because it’s impressive!
    *I do like On and On …

  7. coy June 15, 2010

    Very impressive!! kelly did the damn thing…her body is amazing!!

  8. crank June 15, 2010

    Better than Rihanna.

  9. CC June 15, 2010

    She was great. What a performance and she was singing live. Kelly has such a powerful voice. So much of her being a flop. Ha! lol No flop there I can see her going #1 but fast.

  10. stan June 15, 2010

    i don’t know why they’re not releasing this song in the us. ugh.

  11. Ashley June 15, 2010

    auh-mazing.

  12. Princess June 15, 2010

    Kelly was on point. She looks great. Can’t wait for the album.

  13. KRow June 15, 2010

    Uh @Beyonce vs. World

    YOU DONT RUN S***!! YOU DONT TELL NOBODY WAT TO DO!!

    NEWAAAAAAAAYZZ!

    MY kELLY dID HA THAAAAAANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Roab June 15, 2010

    That’s my damn girl! She must of had a few in the green room. She sounds great. Her voice is clear and strong. She has really found her footing. Love it!

  15. illnana June 15, 2010

    Nice job kelly. I like this. I wish she would have danced with the dancers though. This has to be one of my favorite performances by her and her voice was on POINT!!

  16. KRow June 15, 2010

    YEA SHE NEEDS A LITTLE XTRA SOMETHING FOR HER PERFORMANCES..!

  17. Mo Mo 84 June 15, 2010

    YaY KELLY

  18. loso June 15, 2010

    She was awesome Go Kelly keep working hard!!!

  19. BLACK DOLL June 15, 2010

    I LOVE HER THIN S*** WAIST……………

  20. Diane June 15, 2010

    Excellent job Kelly!!! Is the audience allergic to standing? Geez. You were commanding them to dance. Oh well, you rocked.

  21. Diane June 15, 2010

    Oh yeah, what’s up with the PG-13 clothing?

  22. cafflo June 15, 2010

    She did good I’m not feeling the clown outfit tho. LOL! I love my girl Kelly!

  23. J.P. June 15, 2010

    That is some b*******.. B**** was lipsynching

  24. lyric “commander” lee June 15, 2010

    omg are u serious right now – this chick better work!!!!1 i love her ease and control and how she commanded her “army” to dance – she did just enough for me to keep me hype and i love it – a commander doesnt dance btw….he/she commands others to – thats the whole point !!!! 20 on uk itunes – honestly thats where al the best music is respected and realied – im from the us and i heard “pretty boy swag” today on the radio today by soulja boy………………..thats the type music we get over here (hooray for us) so kelly make yo money mama – money is the same all over as long as ppl honor and respect you and you put out quality music you will always have an audience – workkkkkK!!!

  25. BEYONCE VS. WORLD June 15, 2010

    THEM PANTS ARE HOT BTW DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN TRAVIS MCCOY SOLO ALBUM IS COMING OUT

  26. K.Row Kid June 15, 2010

    Kelly showed up and SHOWED OUT!!! That’s my girl!!!! COMMAND THEM!!!!

    She should have released this in the U.S.!!!!!! I like both Rose Colored Glasses and Grown Ass Woman but………………. Commander and On & On >>>>> Rose Colored Glasses & Grown Ass Woman!

  27. mike June 15, 2010

    IT’S A DAMN SHAME WHEN YOU GUYS CAN’T NOTICE WHEN SOMEONE IS LIP SINGING!!!

    Kelly only starts really singing at 2:20!!! At the point where she goes into the crowd???? Anyone? No one?

    Don’t you realize the difference in the sound level of her vocals when she started talking in the mic? How can you yelling GRAHAM NORTON WHERE YOU AT be softer that when she was singing in that low register in the verses of the song?

    YOU PEOPLE ARE ABSOLUTELY CLUELESS.

    If it’s one thing the girls from Destiny’s Child do well….is lip sing. Mariah seriously needs some lessons from these girls.

    I have no problem with lippin it sometimes but its when you guys act like its live that kills me!

  28. ~AalexisR~ The Summer King (The Bahamas) June 15, 2010

    YEAH KELLY…
    PHENOMENAL

  29. lyric “commander” lee June 15, 2010

    more great newsssss – it seems my girl aint playing and is about to have a 3rd number 1 dance hit here in the us

    Dance/Club Play Songs
    *** No. 1 *** “Pretty Mess” Erika Jayne
    ^^^^Greatest Gainer No. 4 “Commander” Kelly Rowland Featuring David Guetta
    Hot Shot Debut No. 30 “Strobelight” Kimberley Locke
    Debut No. 31 “All The Lovers” Kylie Minogue
    Debut No. 42 “Your Love Is My Drug” Ke$ha
    Debut No. 44 “I Feel Better” Hot Chip
    Debut No. 45 “Need You Now” Lady Antebellum
    Debut No. 48 “I Want It All” Dangerous Muse

    http://www.billboard.com/#/column/chartbeat/chart-highlights-adult-pop-country-jazz-1004097964.story?tag=hpfeed

    and to the dude that said she was lip synchin listen again she was clearly live because shes sings in a totaly lower key then she does on the studio recording but neway im not starting this tonite – my baby rocked it – end of story!

  30. BLACK DOLL June 15, 2010

    @MIKE………..I SEE YOU AS A PUNK P****

  31. mike June 15, 2010

    BLACKDOLL

    It’s not about calling me names…..WATCH THE F***** THING AND YOU WILL SEE…

    Listen to the difference in the beginning when she talking and then when she starts singing…

    Listen to her voice after she starts really singing and compare it to how she sounds during the first two minutes of the performance.

    It’s ok to be a fan but grow up and be f***** realistic!!!!!

  32. Ghetto Fab June 15, 2010

    Outfits Hot, Performance Hot, She is HOT!!! In the words of my b**** Rupaul: Kelly betta muthafuckin wooooooooork! I love that whole get up! The pants, the hat, the hair, the bra. Yes mama Rowland betta work! Commander is a Dance Anthem right now! All Haters take a seat! Kelly is back and snatching wigs this era!

  33. BLACK DOLL June 15, 2010

    @MIKE, UR OBSERVATION IS S***. GO S*** ON URSELF. I REALLY DNT GET WHY YOU ARE HATING ON QUEEN KELLY ROWLAND………BE MORE REALISTIC DUDE AND SHUT THE F..K UP YOU TINY, DULL, DIRTY PUNK P****

  34. Diane June 15, 2010

    Are those her permanent dancers?

  35. BDABOSS June 15, 2010

    Soooooo….does anyone know when the official video is going to be released? I thought it was supposed to be released June 14th, but I haven’t heard of anyone talking about it, nor have I seen it.

  36. danny b June 15, 2010

    MIKE is RIGHT !!!
    Kelly did rock it, but its baffling that you all are being so naive saying Kelly’s voice was on point when she was OBVIOUSLY lip syncing until the end…. notice she didnt do an crowd shoutouts until the bridge—thats when she starts singing live….

    but that doesnt take away from the fact that Kelendria showed out with this performance—not hating, just stating facts. Dont act like a delusional stan, especially if youre not even a stan. SMDH

  37. Blu Majik June 15, 2010

    Beautiful! She did great and sounded lovely! Go Kelz!!!

  38. BLACK DOLL June 15, 2010

    @DANNY B, YOU SOUND LIKE A TIRED LOSER AND A BLIND OBSERVER. ITS OBVIOUS YOU DONT KNOW HOW PERFECT KELLY IS………SHE IS THE BEST DISCO DIVA OUT NOW AND SHE SINGS JUST LIKE AN ANGEL. SHE SANG IT LIVE. DEAL WITH IT. TRUTH HURTS DOESNT IT?

    @MIKE……..PUNK P**** DO U HAVE ANYTHING MORE TO SAY?

    EAT THIS FROM DISCO DIVA………….

    Its like the job I never get a break from
    Because haters never take a vacation
    Really I don’t even mind
    If they’re hating all the time
    Guss I’m doing something right
    Still around at forty nine

  39. Dave June 15, 2010

    U r a really dumb b**** if u think she’s lip syncing the full thing through. U can tell the difference CLEARLY between the back track & her real voice. #1, the VOLUME DIFFERENT, the backtrack is way lower than her real voice, 2 she added some different runs in there. U can clearly tell.

  40. Dave June 15, 2010

    WORK KELLY!

  41. Airon June 15, 2010

    Kelly was singing live throughout the song, although I do think bits and pieces of the performance was pre-recorded. Anyways I really do love Kelly but she never really seems to have it all together for me when performing live. I love the way she sounds on the album, not so much live. As I said once before I prefer Kelly when she is singing in a group, she is her best when she is. No hate, I’m just sayin’.

  42. i wish i would June 15, 2010

    yea she was on the lip sync tip til she went in the audience. Kelly is pretty, has a great figure and can sing. But there is just no star quality. Some people just have it and some dont.
    There are unfortunately 20 females in her lane that sound just like her or better. Maybe thats it she not unique! I hate this song its loud for no reason with the tecno pounding with an R&B artist????? Sh+t my ears & head hurt
    anyway good luck Kelly.

  43. Lebo(CaribbeanBoi) June 15, 2010

    amazing job, and she wasn’t lip syncing, it was live …

  44. BLACK DOLL June 15, 2010

    @ I WISH I WOULD, YOU WISH YOU WOULD COMMIT SUICIDE RIGHT? YOUR EARS AND HEAD HURTS COS YOUR BODY IS PROBABLY REJECTING YOU COS U ARE FULL OF LIES…….. PLS SHUT THE F** UP.

    KELLY ROWLAND IS THE BEST……….LIVE OR DIE WITH IT

  45. Vita June 15, 2010

    If Kelly doesn’t have star power than why do your lame ass keep watching her interviews/performances why do you listen to her new songs why do you comment on her pictures it’s obviously something drawing you to her some people have it some people don’t you fat b**** Kelly has enough star power to keep miserable people like you talking so she has something! if it aint star power then it’s talent and last time I checked talent should be the only star power no what you wear and who married to someone quote me please. Can someone dispute my claime? If her song is to loud and all that b******* why watch a song that you don’t like being perform. It shows how many sad individuals there are who need lives to sit here and say she was lip synching she performed this song at gay pride yesterday and she sound the exact same as she did there.

  46. S*** June 15, 2010

    Great performance, I wish her much success with this Record…

  47. danny b June 15, 2010

    BLACK DOLL sounds like a pressed h** whos time of the month has been lagging for two months too long…. get a checkup before you come for me. Thanks. #ThatIsAll

    #TeamKelly
    #TeamMichelle
    #TeamSolange
    #TEAMBEYONCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  48. danny b June 15, 2010

    @BLACK DOLL

    O yes..and one more thing…you say Kelly is the best “Disco Diva out right now” …..ummmm when did “DISCO” return ?? I dont think Beyonce got the memo. Hell, I dont think the world got the memo? But THANKS for the the heads up !! I owe you one!

    *walks off stage sipping pink lemonade*

  49. The ashes of chris brown’s career June 15, 2010

    Horrible. Just awful. B**** can’t sing. She has no talent. Ciara >>>>> Kelly Rowland. Beyonce >>>>> Kelly Rowland. Bragging about iTunes Sam? Where is this in the U.s.? Why has Kelly made up 5000 different singles and can’t stick to one? FLOPPPPPPPPPP

    Get ready Kelly stans. For an even BIGGER flop than her last album. Guess that’s what happens when you look like a whale t***** with fake boobs and little to nothing talent-wise.

  50. smartee June 15, 2010

    Wow, I had no idea that she was lip-syncing in the beginning until I read these comments and went back to observe the video again. I find it so funny how people are so quick to call out Kelly Rowland for lip syncing a bit, but people are too damn stupid or in denial to see or admit that JANET JACKSON LIP-SYNCS DURING ALL OF HER PERFORMANCES! People act like she can sing so loudly and crystal clear while doing those dance moves and it’s all fake! Anyway, Kelly still sounded amazing and she commanded the stage. When she sung at the end, she had a powerful and soulful voice. Kelly has always sung live during her performances especially when she performed her overseas hit “Work” so this “lip-syncing” thing is no big deal. Her single is moving up quickly and is on its way to becoming a HIT!

  51. crank June 15, 2010

    The ashes of chris brown’s career = Gucci. *fuckendeath*

  52. crank June 15, 2010

    I fucken died at C-error having any talent.
    All delusion hun. XD

  53. BLACK DOLL June 15, 2010

    @DANNY B, YOU ARE JUST AN ILLITERATE DAMN IT………. GET ON MY LEVEL AND QUIT TALKING TRASH…..JUST REALIZED HOW DUMB YOU ARE AND HOW LONG IT TOOK YOU TO REPLY. SHE IS THE DISCO DIVA AND I AINT MAD AT YOU FOR BEING JUST A SCALLY WAG………….SHOOT

  54. Jumpback June 15, 2010

    She was brilliant! I loved every minute.

  55. GangsterA June 15, 2010

    I love it love the outffit the hair everything but why shes not danceing she need a dance breakdown after the bridge that will be so hot

  56. Clos June 15, 2010

    Great Performance! Yea she was singing live! She could lip sync if she want though cause doesn’t have to prove that she have pipes!!!!

    However I like the remix version with Nelly better and wish she would release a video to that in the US….N e way wish her nothing but sucess

  57. 0beloved June 15, 2010

    YASSS KELLY BETTA SLAY!

  58. Halle June 15, 2010

    Kelly Rowland and Motown Universal need to put the best ballad she’s ever recorded on her new album … UNITY !!! It’s a proven hit that’s never been released in the U.S. – ” Two Hearts Forever ” <3 <3

  59. The ashes of chris brown’s career June 15, 2010

    Ciara and T***** Rowland are in the same league talent wise and both are flopping like a fish out of water right now, both look like men, they should be best friends =D. BFF’s flop together =D. By the way make sure yall go buy Commander of iTunes!!! Its STILL smashing in the 500’s with old songs like “Crazy In Love” ahead of it. *DIES*

  60. Bacqui June 15, 2010

    Good to see my Sista is doin great in da Britain,,,I just hope da Uk will do da same and welcum my talented brother Chris Brown wit open arms.Interestin how haters are really obsessed wit Breezy bt I dont blame them who wouldnt,,its realy difficult to get over him. TEAMBREEZY!

    @The ashes of chris brown’s career AKA Gucci,,,HI HATER!

  61. wow June 15, 2010

    DAAAAAAAAAMMNNNNN!!!! this was like her best performance and to me it seemed like she was feeling very comfortable and happy while performing this song, she really gave me a good time with this performance!!!! GO KELLY!!!

  62. mary June 15, 2010

    Pre-recorded, live… WHATEVER! At the end of the day, we all know she can sing!

    Personally, I enjoyed it. Loved the energy! ( not so much the hair LOL )

    Just LET HER BE! LOL

    Go Ms. Kelly! 😀

  63. DANBOFFICIALL (AALIYAH/RIHANNA/XTINA) STAN) June 15, 2010

    she killed it ! nothing more to be said…..I’m not even a kelly rowland stan and MORE than happy to admit this performance was killer.

  64. Andre Le Dale June 15, 2010

    Im f****** drunk amd I ove it Kelly it was f****** perfect…

  65. Andre Le Dale June 15, 2010

    ^^^^^ and I love^^^^^ LMAO

  66. Liz June 15, 2010

    Fab fab fab

  67. Tom June 15, 2010

    ciara interview plz :/

  68. Nesh June 15, 2010

    She did a nice job.

  69. Crack is wack June 15, 2010

    boring

  70. dancefloor lover June 15, 2010

    @ ashes of c.b.
    on behalf of kelly fans i’d like to thank you for taking time out to watch her video and commenting, really every little helps. oh also thanks for welling up enough bitterness to foresee a flop album
    and to those going on about star quality..star quality my foot…artistes come up with gimmicks to prove they’re above the average person, case in point-lady gaga, rihanna,katy perry, kesha etc
    kelly has good if not great music but it’s never been all about that but i i hope dance music is her niche….here’s to a succesful third and future albums that would make likes of ashes of c.b. cringe forever

  71. High-UP June 15, 2010

    AMAZING ..sounds so Good LiVE !!! Yes Kelly

  72. Bacqui June 15, 2010

    Atleast Kelly is not a freemason-didnt bleach her skin-didnt sabotage another musician’s career wit lies to boost her career-is not a high school dropout-is not a s** slave- is not a mainstream media h**,which only wants to ruin black folks careers.

    Kelly is not only a dancer she is a great singer.She will use her talent to be on top and haters will continue hiding their trashy faces in shame,,,,

  73. SPRING June 15, 2010

    that was amazing.. so effortless!!
    well done Kelly.
    keep it coming.. No 1 baby!!!

    haters fall back..

  74. malyeh June 15, 2010

    YES YES YES !!!! AMAZING Kelly !!!

  75. A* June 15, 2010

    Good performance! Kelly and the dancers are wearing Sonia Rykiel clothing I think. I got the same braw Kelly wears from Sonia Rykiel for H&M LOL.

  76. Tha Phoenix June 15, 2010

    LOVED THIS PERFORMANCE!! KELY WERKED LIKE NO OTHER!! GET ‘EM KELLY!! 2010 IS YOUR YEAR!

  77. ADE June 15, 2010

    I liked it, she has mad stage presence, however her outfit is absolutely ridiculous.

  78. Khalil June 15, 2010

    We love the haters because the point still remains, she is hot right now. Whether people want to admit it or not. Success is her destiny this go round! Kelly pay you haters no mind! Go Kelly she look good came through and commanded that stage! Enough said….I dont care if she lip it or not. Most stars do it now…shall we spit names????? Ok!

  79. RANDOM June 15, 2010

    where’s the real video the last one was crap.this song needs a video now.

  80. Tiva June 15, 2010

    Kelly is such a chic chick I loved this performance I wasn’t a fan of this look but strangely it fit well with the performance. She seperated herself from the pack with this song and performance she looked different from the average singer and the song is just epic.

  81. NikkiIsChillin June 15, 2010

    Kelly’s climbing up the charts!!! Congrats to her and I loved this performance. Go Team Kelly!!!

  82. jaz June 15, 2010

    wow..i actually liked it !!

  83. remmy June 15, 2010

    She wasn’t lipsycin but she was using a voice correction program in the begining…(it’s kinda like auto tune, but it let’s more of your voice come threw) people in the buzzniss know what I’m talking about…she did good for her first “live” performance tho

  84. Ghetto Fab June 15, 2010

    Wether or not you guys liked it or not She is still shitting. Commander just shot to the top 20 in the UK and Ireland! Get it Ms. Kelly!

  85. Andrew June 15, 2010

    GO KELLY :]

    Wrong audience though lol

  86. matt June 15, 2010

    I loved the performance as always – not sure all vocals were live though!!

  87. antertain June 15, 2010

    She smashed it.

    Kelly is on fire with them vocals..
    Strength is back in fully effect.

    She dont need to be perfect all the way BUT u sure here the confidence and vocal ability in her….

  88. rnbboy June 15, 2010

    I watched the entire show and it was a live vocal and she confirmed it afterwards! Was a great show and kelly came across really well!

    And in addttion, Keyy did have a Freemasons remix foir Work which was a massive hit in the UK!!

    Well done Kelly

  89. BDABOSS June 15, 2010

    @RANDOM I’ve been wondering the same thing. Where is the official video? I thought that it was going to be released on the 14th.

  90. tvchild June 15, 2010

    That was blatently live!

  91. exposed June 15, 2010

    I SENSE SOME AUTO-TUNE BUILT IN THAT MIC. THAT’S NOT HOW SHE SOUNDS NORMALLY.

  92. loso June 15, 2010

    Commander is on its way to being #1 in numerous contries as we speak.

  93. Lostonez June 15, 2010

    she did the damn thing on the song yo

  94. Lostonez June 15, 2010

    but where the hell is commander video

  95. Lostonez June 15, 2010

    shyt she need 2 keep the promotion goin cuz there is no video 4 the song so it mite loose it hype

  96. Lostonez June 15, 2010

    she need alot of promo by the way cuz pplz in the u.s relly dont kno commander yet

  97. Lostonez June 15, 2010

    but i cant lie ms.kelly is mad pretty yo

  98. Lostonez June 15, 2010

    i hope all her videos frm dis aLBUM GOES HARD

  99. Lostonez June 15, 2010

    SHYT THE ALBUM NEEDS A TITLE

  100. Lostonez June 15, 2010

    WHEN IS THE ALBUM COMES OUT

  101. Lostonez June 15, 2010

    DAMN SHE NEED 2 BE PERFORMIN @ THE BET AWARDS

  102. Lostonez June 15, 2010

    IF SHE PERFORM @ THE BET AWARDS THEN I WILL WATCH IT..CUZ IF DER IS NO KELLY THEN IM NOT WATCHIN IT

  103. Mal June 16, 2010

    HER VOCALS SOUNDING GREAT IN THE BEGINNING BUT THEN TOWARDS THE END SHE GOT LAZY

  104. loves1emrbace June 16, 2010

    EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE! She is sooooo adorable!

  105. tweetypiebabe1 June 16, 2010

    AMEHZING VOCALS!!! On point performance!! Would love to see some more dancing but it’s all good!

  106. BDABOSS June 16, 2010

    CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHEN THE VIDEO IS GOING TO AIR? LOL. I’M SURE SOMEONE ON THATGRAPE JUICES’ STAFF KNOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  107. tera June 16, 2010

    she is gettin better each time great voice i think u need to give her a chance instead of barkin and bitin at her

  108. loso June 16, 2010

    @BDABOSS The video will premiere next week because Kelly’s World Cup video just premiered this week!!!

  109. i wish i would June 16, 2010

    @black doll
    F.U.C.K.Y.O.U.in your M***** INFESTED A** B.I.T.C.H.
    IM not the one and I don’t play with children. got it – GOOD

  110. CJ June 16, 2010

    Kelly did great but I want more dancing…..LOL. Love you Kelly.

  111. BDABOSS June 16, 2010

    @LOSO Thanks! I’m kinda tired of all of these date changes.

  112. BLACK DOLL June 16, 2010

    @ I WISH I WOULD, U KINDA SOUND LIKE YOU ARE HURT? DEAL WITH YOUR LIES AS A MAN NOT AS A CHICKEN ASS HOLE………….

  113. keasyy June 17, 2010

    um why didnt she dance

  114. Gucci June 17, 2010

    So when’s the video coming out so we can finally put the nail in the coffin for this girl’s flop career? She looks and sounds like a man.

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