Katy Perry Performs ‘Firework’ On X-Factor

Published: Sunday 17th Oct 2010 by Sam

Pop star Katy Perry took centre-stage on the X-Factor a few moments ago.

Check out how she fared with her first televised performance of ‘Firework’ after the jump…

Granted Ms. Perry sounded like she was taking a dump in places, the staging was oh-so-on-point – making for a pretty decent performance.

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  1. FUSION October 17, 2010

    She was crap. Absolutely awful. Sounded like garbage.

  2. Camerom October 17, 2010

    she was so out of tune with multiple flat notes, it wasn’t even funny

  3. AKisdabest October 17, 2010

    i think it was decent. not as bad as yall made it out to be lol

  4. Delois86 October 17, 2010

    It was ok not great but ok lol

  5. KATY4EVER October 17, 2010

    KATY SOUNDED AMAZING AND SHE IS BETTER THAN KE$HA,RIHANNA AND BRITNEY!! IT WASN’T BAD AT HER I HAVE HEARD HER SOUND WORSE SO THIS PERFORMANCE WAS GREAT! IT SHOWS THAT SHE TOOK SOME VOCAL LESSIONS AND SHE HAS GOTTEN BETTER!!! A GREAT IMPROVEMENT NOW I WANT TO GO TO HER TOUR!!! YAYYYYYYYYYY GO KATY!!

  6. KRow October 17, 2010

    As a Katy fan, I’m going to pretend that performance never happened…

  7. UGh October 17, 2010

    😐

  8. KAT DELUNA FAN October 17, 2010

    She is not better or worse than Gaga,but this is not her best perf.
    It was OK …but as a B’s stan,it was terrible
    The song is nice cant wait for the vid

  9. Gilberto October 17, 2010

    Katy Perry has showed X-Factor finalists up that no matter how badly you sound, you’ll always have gay kids loving you.

  10. Juan October 17, 2010

    Katy Perry sucks. I can’t believe how singers like her, Rihanna and Ke$ha are so successful. They sing live, but awfully badly. However, some Katy’s videos are good (Rihanna always walks up and down like a goat and Ke$ha only spends $2 on her videos). I can’t believe why people don’t like Ciara so much, ’cause she sings and dances so well. And she’s so s***. If I were Rihanna or Ke$ha, I’d feel very embarrased about my videos after having watched “Gimme Dat”

  11. HeLLo October 17, 2010

    LOL At CIara singing well ahahaha

  12. FUTURESTARdelux October 17, 2010

    THE IRONIC THING IS THAT A FIREWORK WOULD HAVE SOUNDED BETTER.

    @KATY4EVA, KATE… BETTER THAN BRITNEY? HAHAHA COME BACK WHEN ONE OF KATY’S ALBUMS CAN SELL 3M LET ALONE 25M LMAO

  13. Daniel October 17, 2010

    Katy perry was great:)

  14. MUSIC LOVER October 17, 2010

    The video quality is terrible! Anyways she sounded fine as always! I don’t get why people hate on her so much. She has a really nice and unique tone to her voice and she writes all her catchy music! You guys make it seem like she has no talent whatsoever. Yes she uses her s** appeal a lot, but you tell me one artists this day who doesn’t. I know it’s just a bunch of petty girls who wish they were as hot as her. If you got it, flaunt it! ;]

  15. Kay October 17, 2010

    R u guyz f***!ng serious ???

    Rihanna’s voice is WAY better than Katy & Kesha , .

    Sorry katy , Rihanna’s live r x100 better ..

  16. Hell October 17, 2010

    Thank god we’ve Rihanna who sound
    better than katy live !

  17. Christian October 17, 2010

    LOL @ KROW

  18. 101 October 17, 2010

    I bet she couldn’t wait for the performance to be over, she was trying so hard.

  19. yeahUknow October 18, 2010

    omg that was SO AWFUL

    still love katy’s music but lordy, not sure if i would actually invest my money if one of her concerts watching this although i have heard her sound WAY better than this :/

  20. I stan for Katy October 18, 2010

    She sings better than Beyonce, Rihanna, Ke$ha and Britney Spears. And that is a fact.

  21. CIARADABESS October 18, 2010

    Yall wish Ritarda sounded better than Katy Perry

    It actually sounded pretty good. Pretty messy in places but great overall.

  22. Kay October 18, 2010

    Joke of the decade :
    Katy perry is better than Beyonce and Rihanna 😀

  23. CIARADABESS October 18, 2010

    she sounded great you have to watch the hq

  24. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue October 18, 2010

    Nice to see her perform without showing off her tits for once (she has a nice body, but I feel that she exploits it too much).

    And yes, Katy is a better singer than Rihanna. And I’m not someone who stans for Katy, so I’m being objective on this. The problem with Katy is that she sings outside her range, hence why her voice sounds so strained most of the time, leading people to believe that she can’t sing. Here’s a performance of Katy singing like she should: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJSS0VDS0ko

    Rihanna on the other hand, just plain can’t sing, period. Ke$ha is the worst of the three, that chick is beyond talentless. And I don’t give a s*** if she writes her own songs, most of her songs are s*** anyway, so bragging about her songwriting abilities doesn’t make her look any better.

    @ Futurestadelux:

    Record sales =/= talent. I thought you knew better than that.

  25. FUTURESTARdelux October 18, 2010

    @TRUEBLUE I DO KNOW BETTER BUT WHEN BRITNEY SANG “YOU OUGHTA KNOW” LIVE ON THE CIRCUS TOUR SHE WAS BETTER THAN ANY OF KATYS LIVE PERFORMANCES.

  26. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    LOL at poeple saying Katy Perry Sings better than Rihanna …you cant even get mad, its pure Hilarity! There Extremely Pressed…..When Katy can do this let me know…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7xz9HQPBTo

  27. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue October 18, 2010

    ^^^ How was that any better?

  28. jojo October 18, 2010

    UMM CORRECTION RIHANNA CAN ACTUALLY SING AND SO CAN KATY THOUGH I DIDNT LIKE THIS PERFORMANCE…….RIHANNA IS A BETTER SINGER THAN CIARA,KATY,AND OF COURSE KESHA

    PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY THAT CANT SING ARE BRITNEY AND KESHA

    GOODBYE

  29. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    ^^^^

    You Cant be Serious?! Even her biggest Haters Sam and Trent Praised that Performance…She slayed it vocally effortlessly …But maybe your to deep into a Rihanna hate mind-state to even Care or notice. Plus i noticed Trent and Sam have hardly EVER criticize any Russian Roulette Performance shes done, hell even critics have praised her “aamzing Vocals”?! That says A LOT being its her most vocally challenging record

    Hell she Sounds good Here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khwXOpyfYPI

  30. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    Like Seriously even her biggest haters take notice…Ive NEVER heard Rihanna being criticized for her vocal performances…..Besides Trent and Sam whom are obviously just pressed Rih haters …But yet sam called that a Good Performance <_< Really?? If that was Rihanna all types of Shade would've been thrown. Whats up with the double standards that give Rihanna such a hard time yet consider Katy Perry and Kesha Better?! *Rolls Eyes*

    http://www.bet.com/entertainment/News/rihreviewlastgirl.htm

  31. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue October 18, 2010

    ^^^ I didn’t say that performance sucked, I said how was that any better? And why do you assume that I “hate” Rihanna? I don’t think people who criticize Katy’s vocals are “haters”, a lot of the time they do have a point, and I like Katy, but I’m no stan.

    I honestly fail to see how Rihanna is a better singer than her. Even that Russian Roulette performance that you posted, even though it is one of the very, very few performances where she sounds decent, it’s still not even as good as the album version. So again, how is she better?

  32. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue October 18, 2010

    You’ve never heard Rihanna being criticized for her vocal performances? Then you don’t spend very much time on the internet outside of this blog.

  33. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    @TRUE Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ BLUE

    of the “Very” Few?! ….Honestly theres only a FEW Bad performances ive seen from Rihanna. Not Many.

    And Ive NEVER EVER heard of Rihanna being criticized for her vocals outside TGJ …Never.

    This is another Good One.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWQFKQgMwFI

  34. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue October 18, 2010

    ^^^ By criticism, I’m not just talking about professional reviewers. I’m talking average folk, and yes, you’ll find plenty of blogs & forums criticizing her vocals. I don’t trust professional reviews too much, not especially since I read one that dogged Muse when they were phenomenal live.

    But since you’re a Rihanna stan, of course you’ll think otherwise.

  35. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    @TRUE Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ BLUE

    Im not a Rihanna ‘Stan’ Persay …I Consider myself a True Fan whom actually Buy her s*** and attend her shows.

    I Love her Voice, Very unique and i love to hear her sing live…Too Me, Shes amazing. I Think her music is great and i love her personality and just overall as an Artist and person.

    I Dont form my opinion on someone from blogs or forums being typically there just haters that stan for other individuals…..REAL critics know music, and voice.

    Being NME even Praised Rihanna and there a HUGE Alternative/Indie Rock type magazine and site, speaks volumes….they typically dont go for to many Pop artist.

  36. Soulful Roses October 18, 2010

    S***…..shes had better performances than this. Not good at all.

  37. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue October 18, 2010

    @Dion-ish:

    When a critic says Muse sucks live, you know they can’t be trusted.

  38. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    @TRUE Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ BLUE

    Um Yea F** that….any “Fan” Persay couldve wrote that s*** (if they were even a fan) probably didn’t go and looked at youtube videos B*******.

    I mean im not saying it cant be true but out of 20,000 fans….F** what one “Fan” Thinks, Rihanna received spectacular reviews from REAL critics. Haters will try and make it look otherwise ..but yea not working.

    And if you werent a Hater you wouldnt go to such extremes to make it look as if shes sooo terrible #Please

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1645689/20100813/rihanna.jhtml

  39. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue October 18, 2010

    A professional critic’s opinion is no more valid than an average person. At least someone who actually pays to go to the shows/buys the albums has nothing to gain or lose by praising or criticizing an artist, so I trust their opinion much more than I would a critic who gets paid to kiss ass or has an agenda against a certain artist.

  40. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    @TRUE Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ BLUE

    I Love Muse, there Incredible …Seen them Live.

    But Like every artist esp in that Arena you have HARD on critics who consider muse a Joke and prefer more-so of the Led Zeppelin, Radiohead bands.

    But What Reference does that Have to Rihanna?? Did they Praise her or something?! What Critic was it?!

  41. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue October 18, 2010

    @ Dion-ish:

    You’re the one going to “extremes” to make your girl look good (because we all know MTV is the expert on music these days, right?). I don’t have to make her look bad, her performances speak for themselves. And yes, there are delusional fans who think she’s a great performer… there are also delusional people who think Ke$ha is talented. An opinion that differs from yours isn’t “hating”, only people 12 and under still use that term for everything.

  42. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue October 18, 2010

    Yeah, there are many people that can’t stand Muse’s music, but few would ever deny that they kick ass live… because they DO. Unlike Rihanna, you would actually have to try very hard to find a performance where they’re terrible.

  43. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    @TRUE Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ BLUE

    No No nO noooo no no no Just No

    A Regular Person, as well as a critic have the same mentality to dislike someone or like. A Critic is a professional who gets paid yes but it doesn’t mean they dont deliver a solid review….Thats why there getting paid to do, Critic dont give two fuks whether the artist likes the opinion or not….Its there job to spill the SOLID truth.

    and that fan review would be a little more valid in my eyes if that “Fan” had a website of some sort, twitter IDGAF ..Pictures, video some SOLID proof they attend….Sam or Trent couldve wrote that b*******….not Buying it.

    Plus The Millions that have attended that show and said it was great (includ Critics) and Celebs Like Leona Lewis, Kanye loving it >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> That B*******

  44. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    @TRUE Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ BLUE

    Right????!! Her Performance sure do speak for themselves because she buts on Solid Performance…..Does She Not?! Out of One or two Bad performances ive yet to see her do terrible!

  45. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue October 18, 2010

    ^^^ I’m not trying to change your mind about your love for Rihanna, but to deny that there are indeed MANY people who think she’s terrible live when there’s plenty of evidence to support it is stanning right there. But I look silly arguing something this irrelevant on a post not even about Rihanna, so this is my last word on it.

  46. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    “Granted Ms. Perry sounded like she was taking a dump in places, the staging was oh-so-on-point – making for a pretty decent performance.”

    Truly if that was Rihanna Sam wouldve Said

    “She Souded like a goat taking a dumb and she needs the staging to distract her from the horridness vocals making it a pretty bad performance”

    SMH Double Standards for SURE.

  47. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    @TRUE Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ BLUE

    Ok Now im Pissed.

    Ive NEVER said there werent people who dont think shes bad live …judging from of course you….but there arent MANY people whom think that….

    Stans of other artist like for ex. Beyonce on urban blogs, maybe so …but not the general REAL world.

  48. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    OK Im Done.

    And I Like Katy…Dont think she was bad or is bad.

    But Double standards .. i Hate.

  49. DION-ISH October 18, 2010

    Just like when Janet Stans and others try to say Shes better and that Madonna is just an overrated Sexual Pop Act that cant sing…..YET Janet’s no better than Madonna vocally and is just as sexual.

    But Yea, Im Done. have nothing against any artist etc. JUST double standards i cant stand

  50. GangsterA October 18, 2010

    she did good not her best but still and im sorry but katy dosn’t sing better than beyonce shes on gaga/rihanna lvl

  51. vegasgirl October 18, 2010

    I almost stopped listening about 30 seconds in but decided to stick it out. That wasn’t very good, she has a super fast vibrato when she holds a note and I really can’t stand that, no matter who is holding the note. She has no range, her falsetto is ????,she just shouts…IDK, her voice works for her sometimes but it kinda failed her during this performance. I wonder when exactly in her performance she realized she didn’t sound so good.

  52. Muni October 18, 2010

    These kind of artists and so many don’t come near to KELLY ROWLAND and yet the music industry doesn’t want to support KELLY. I don’t understand

  53. Larry October 18, 2010

    Katy Perry was CRAP the worst vocals I have ever heard she is a mess what is her record company Capital thinking terrible

  54. Vicky October 18, 2010

    Katy Perry your just a fraud & can’t sing with a foul mouth your not a nice person

  55. D October 18, 2010

    Her live performance was terrible, but she is still a great recording artist and songwriter.

  56. MUSIC LOVER October 18, 2010

    True Blue I can’t believe you took time to argue with her.

  57. Juan October 19, 2010

    @ Jojo: Rihanna is a better artist than Ciara? or even Katy Perry -who’s not good. I mean, I like Rihanna’s songs as they’re CATCHY, the producers and her label want her to sell a lot… But she doesn’t write her songs… Apart from the Rated R era videos, the rest of them suck. I mean, do you think that walking up and down means talent? So what can you say about Beyonce’s Single Ladies, Britney’s I’m Slave 4U or Ciara’s Gimme Dat? Rihanna’s Only Girl video has great fireworks and flowers, but I agree with the owner of this site that it looks like “Only Parrot (“In The Cage)”

    Anyway, I don’t know why, but I feel Katy Perry and Ke$ha are fake. And Rihanna a bit as well.

  58. Ash October 24, 2010

    “making for a pretty decent performance”

    I think you were watching a different performance! That was one of the worst live performances I have ever watched. Made me feel very uncomfortable. Talk about cringe! I couldn’t wait for it to end, for Katy’s sake!

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