Watch: JoJo Performs Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’

Published: Saturday 29th Oct 2011 by Sam

This week has seen singer JoJo trek the US in support of Pinktober Breast Cancer Awareness, thrilling intimate audiences with her own hits as well those of others.

Having tackled smashes by the likes of Rihanna and Bruno Mars, the 20 year old tried her hand at Beyonce‘s now-classic ‘Crazy In Love’ during a stop in Washington. How did she fare? Find out after the jump…

Solid.

Speaking of which, that’s exactly what the radio adds for the Boston native’s new single ‘Diaster’ were when it was officially sent to radio this week. Here hoping the Pop hurricane of track whirls its way to the top, as it is oh-so-deserving.

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  1. October 29, 2011

    I love the natural soul she has to her voice.

  2. Kimberly October 29, 2011

    Sam you got me nervous when you say perform.like who else can perform crazy in love other than Beyonce. Anyway that was horrible!

  3. Legendtina4Life October 29, 2011

    @Kimberly
    Do you ever have anything positive to say?

  4. October 29, 2011

    I see a lot of stans on this site are intimated by JoJo’s talent. Just admit that she has talent and stop hating. At least she covers songs and makes them her own.

  5. Kimberly October 29, 2011

    @ legendtinafor life, excuse me !!! I don’t settle for less than what i am used to, and wasn’ t that horrible. i like jojo i support her but can you not hear this was horrible???????

    ummmmm stop lying to yourself, i have said many positive thing on this site.

  6. MissImpartial October 29, 2011

    It is getting kind of desperate.

  7. skintightjeans October 29, 2011

    LOVE this girl!

  8. KNUCK October 29, 2011

    Where was this horrible?? It was damn near perfect! and at least there is no need to debate whether it was pre-recorded or not *cough*

    But I think JoJo should be doing more soulful/R&B songs ANYWAY.. or just more acoustic tunes where she can be free.

    I keep saying she should be the new mariah.. just come out all swagged out and doing heavy urban sounds with the crazy melismas and background vocals. But they keep pushin pop down our throats.. We have enough pop princesses!! JoJo was gone for too long to reclaim her “Leave” and “Too Little Too Late” days.

    I want her to perform “Killing Me Softly”.. with a hot band and background singers. Matter of fact, she should be on Vh1 divas!

  9. Jon October 29, 2011

    Lol @kimberly I agree

  10. JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE & EMPRESS GAGA) October 29, 2011

    IN ALL HONESTY, I ACTUALLY FAVOURED THE GNARLS BARKLEY “CRAZY” SONG!!!

    NOW, THAT WAS PERFECTION!!!

    HER “CRAZY IN LOVE” RENDITION WAS OKAY – I PREFERRED IT BETTER WHEN SHE SUNG THE VERSES INSTEAD OF THE CHORUS – IT’S IS TOO FAST TO BE TRIBUTED ACAPELLA WISE, ESPECIALLY WHEN SITTING DOWN – AND IF SO, IT WOULD ONLY SUIT BEYONCE’S VOCALS REALISTICALLY!!!

    BUT THERE’S NO DENYING THIS GIRLS TALENT – I BOUGHT DISASTER ON ITUNES 4 OR FIVE DAYS AGO! GREAT!

  11. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 29, 2011

    She did a cool job with Beyonce’s song but she nailed Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’.She belted with great technique, sounded resonant etc.Great vocals.

  12. Jamir21: I LOVE BEYONCE, BRITNEY, RIHANNA, MARIAH, AND NICKI ! October 29, 2011

    Why does she keep on singing other people`s songs….is she trying to stay relevant !

  13. JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE & EMPRESS GAGA) October 29, 2011

    @KNUCK

    PREACH!!!

    I WOULD LOVE IT IF SHE WERE TO SING MARIAH’S “VISION OF LOVE, I DON’T WANNA CRY, IF IT’S OVER AND/OR LOVE TAKES TIME”!!!

    I THINK SHE WOULD DO EXCELLENT ON THOSE!!!

    AND IT’S TRUE – I REALLY DO WISH THAT IT WOULD BE ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THE ARTIST AND THEIR VOCALS OTHER THAN THERE DAMN IMAGE!!!

  14. Ms Lovely October 29, 2011

    She did good! Plus Jojo is a certified Beyonce stan(she loves the queen) . At least Jojo is talented (unlike Rihanna’s tone deaf ass)

  15. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 29, 2011

    All the complaints about the covers stem from the fact that there are different posts for each performance.ALL the short performances that TGJ has posted during the last few days happened at the same venue (Hard Rock Cafe).She had a mini-concert there and she performed 4-5 covers.That wouldn’t be a problem if all the performances were gathered in ONE post, but they leak left, right and centre and TGJ posts them as soon as they surface.It’s a good thing for JoJo fans and I’m sure noone would complain if it wasn’t for the multiple posts 😉 Don’t get distracted by the number of the articles and try to enjoy the covers or at least don’t complain about them 🙂

  16. KenudigmE October 29, 2011

    I AGREE WITH ASAP to the TEE!

  17. Jamir21: I LOVE BEYONCE, BRITNEY, RIHANNA, MARIAH, AND NICKI ! October 29, 2011

    @ Ms. Lovely
    This has nothing to do with Rihanna…….Rihanna stays on your mind huh ?

  18. Timmy October 29, 2011

    for taking on a bey song I think she did pretty good .. Crazy by gnarls was waayy better tho .. I agree with someone above they need to market her to more urban/pop .. She has the look to draw in the appeal of rihanna and the talent to draw in the industry praise of beyonce .. I mean her recent mixtape was a GREAT mixture of urban/pop and I got so excited and then she releases the single and its too little too late part 2 .. I really hope the album has that soul because her voice is wayyyy to soulful for your everyday pop ballad

  19. Derrek October 29, 2011

    Kimberly you definitely are hating. I don’t know what was not awesome about her performance. For you to say it was horrible? Maybe the only thing you are talking about is your horrible taste

  20. KERRON October 29, 2011

    dead @ “i have said alot of positive thing on this site”

    Anyways not here to drag jojo but when would she perform one of her #1 hits….oh wait never mine o.O

  21. Derrek October 29, 2011

    Not sure if anyone else saw them but she did perform, Disaster, Leave get out, Too little too late, and jumping trains. All of her own tracks. She just does these covers as an added bonus

  22. NICK October 29, 2011

    yes KNUCK said perfectly!!!!!!! JOJO is the business I am sorry, girl can SANG LIVE & with the right producers/songwriters, she can easily do what Mariah did, he voice & look will crush., she needs to hit up R&B for real tho-NOT POP!!!! she is so better than that stuff–

  23. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 29, 2011

    @KERRON Honestly? 🙄 How is that relevant??People seem to forget that JoJo has only released 5 singles during her career…1 song out of those 5 is a memorable pop track that found great success in all territories (TLTL) and she performed this one, so what’s your problem??

  24. TR October 29, 2011

    That was pretty good, for the small snippet that it was. I think it was actually better than it sounded, due to the sound system sucking!! Glad that she’s not to proud to build her brand back up on the ground level. In the long run end her artistic credibility will benefit greatly -to all those near-sighted posters!!

    BTW, here’s a better rendition of her covering Beyonce: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O3zuZxUvJA

  25. MC&TB4LIFE October 29, 2011

    ANYBODY CAN SING BEYONCE’S OVERRATED SONGS!!!!! I DONT KNOW HOW CRAZY IN LOVE GOT BEST SONG OF THE 00’s VH1 MUSTA BUMPED THEIR HEAD

  26. Auntie Jackie October 29, 2011

    She’s great! Love her, love her, love her!

  27. jill October 29, 2011

    @MC&TB4LIFE

    Sit down somewhere, you’re delusional…… I guess you’re the only one that thinks that.

  28. JER October 29, 2011

    I really don’t know what’s more of a joke. This performance, or someone referring to “Crazy In Love” as “classic.” Sorry, BeYAWNce stans AKA ThatFLOPJuice. An 8 year-old rhythmic song featuring a rapper that the majority of the song is a sample from the 70’s is NOT clasic in any degree. If “Crazy In Love” is a classic then so is “The Thong Song,” and “My Neck, My Back,” timeless right? PULEASE. Nothing BIONCI has ever done is original, classic, iconic, or legendary. It’s all already been done before by bigger and better artists.

  29. Dustin October 29, 2011

    Lol people on here are funny. There is always somethingto complain about on every post. Yeah tgj is very biased towards certain artists (bey, jojo) and very biased against others (rih rih, Britney) but it’s their blog. Don’t like it? Start your own. I don’t always agree but when they actually showcase someone that’s slept on such as ms. Leverage y’all need to sit down and pay respect. Or is it that she’s got you b*** hurt by straight SLAYING your favorite songs by your favorite artists? Don’t worry. Producers aren’t Indian givers. Point being, this is the type of post that tgj SHOULD be littering their site with.

  30. Dustin October 29, 2011

    Lol gotta love auto correct. Ms. Levesque. 🙂

  31. friday lighting October 29, 2011

    She need to stick to white folks music

  32. Dustin October 29, 2011

    @Friday lightening

    Would you have dared to say that to Teena Marie or Janis Joplin? Soul/ r&b isnt just for black singers… Weak.

  33. Kaylen October 29, 2011

    find it funny that all these people are complaining about her doing covers. She is doing a series of free concerts with Hard Rock with 100% of the proceeds going towards breast cancer research. First of all, Kudos to JoJo for that. She is always involved in some kind of charity. Second of all, to keep it interesting and fun, she is doing a different cover in each city. ALL ARTISTS DO COVERS DURING THEIR LIVE SHOWS…at least, the good ones do. It gives the fans something special to experience when they come to their shows. UNDERSTAND THE BUSINESS BEFORE HATIN’!! She is performing her own songs too. Press is covering the covers because she sounds sooooo good. I’m ready for JUMPING TRAINS 2012

  34. realamongthefakes October 29, 2011

    Jojo can sing.
    That is an fact.
    Relax beyonce fans…I’m one too
    That was an creative tribute,
    @ Jer Shut up.
    A song like crazy in love isn’t even certified Platinum was released 8 yrs ago
    and still is talked about till this day,
    That makes it an classic

  35. friday lighting October 29, 2011

    @dustin

    I did enjoy her cover of Drake song, Martin Room. Still, I am tired of her covering RnB songs. I guess that will be her target audience.

  36. Lurker October 29, 2011

    @Friday Lighting Have you actually LISTENED to JoJo’s music? She has plenty RnB songs of her own; it has always been a part of her target audience… Boy Without A Heart, All I Want Is Everything, Find A Way, Hollywood, Like That, Do Whatcha Gotta Do… the list goes on…

  37. Kathy October 29, 2011

    She should cover Usher!!!!

  38. kerihilsonsecongcomingofmj October 29, 2011

    BEYONCE STANS ARE HATERS

  39. KingBeyFan October 29, 2011

    @KERIHILSON ummm we haters but you always on a bey post? Get real ho! Keri Hilson is a damn flop is that tall b**** even gold????? #NEXT! &second comming of MJ? This b**** can’t even do 100K a week! Get a life b**** and tell ya flop fav to go join the WNBA or something 🙂

  40. VA STAND UP!!! October 29, 2011

    This was definitely a solid performance. We all know JoJo can sing, she has a great voice and can sing the hell out of an r&b song. It was a good cover of both songs. Beyonce actually did a rendition like this at her Beyonce Experience tour and I think that’s where she got it from.

    I’m not really feeling her ‘Disaster’ single though. I already thought it had been released to radio. I guess we’ll see how it does. *shrugs*

  41. VA STAND UP!!! October 29, 2011

    Jamir21: I LOVE BEYONCE, BRITNEY, RIHANNA, MARIAH, AND NICKI !
    October 29, 2011 at 7:34 am
    Why does she keep on singing other people`s songs….is she trying to stay relevant !

    ————————————————————————————-

    That’s exactly what Rihanna does! Sing songs that other people write! She doesn’t write any of her own s***!

  42. erigold October 29, 2011

    She reminds me of a mini Brandy…love her!

  43. KCNY October 30, 2011

    Jojo can sing but i’m not fond of this performance. The girl on the guitar threw me off o_O

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  44. Scars October 30, 2011

    Awesome

  45. JOJOfan October 30, 2011

    @Friday lightening

    Please what is the definition of “white people music”? OH Wait I forgot THERE ISN”T! Please stop being ignorant music has no color!

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