X-Factor judge Cheryl Cole employed the use of studio wizardry to aid her much-hyped performance on the hit ITV1 show tonight. This despite vowing to ‘sing live’ earlier this week.
Check out her performance of ‘Promise This’ after the jump…
All spectacle, no substance.
As well as the hordes of distracting weave, it was difficult to overlook Cole’s blatant lipsyncing. The 27 year old, who struggles to sound good standing still, is supposedly note-perfect when whipping her hair up and down the stage? Please.
Fans of Janet, Jennifer Lopez, and even Beyonce (occasionally), will be well-versed in their art of pre-recording – something Ms. Cole has clearly been paying attention to. Add a few breathy parts, ‘ooh’s’ and ‘ahh’s’ into the performance, and bingo…a ‘live performance’. Not impressed.