Watch: Alicia Keys Takes ‘Girl On Fire’ To ‘VH1 Storytellers’

Published: Sunday 28th Oct 2012 by David

VH1 opened its arms to Alicia Keys recently, inviting to perform material from her new album at their ‘Storytellers‘ outing.

To air in full November 12th, this morning saw the arrival of her ‘Girl On Fire‘ performance, serving a teaser for her full set.

Faultless vocals below…

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  1. Mario October 28, 2012

    Faultless vocals?Really?

    • king z October 28, 2012

      im sure that was subtle shade or sarcasm! lol

  2. JOHNVIDAL October 28, 2012

    I don´t think her voice has changed that much (I´m saying it cos of what Alicia haters are saying lately). Problem is this song and some other songs she has WRITTEN lately are not for her. It´s clear. 2002 Alicia couldn´t do this song justice either. It´s just that no artist can last for too long without evolving and since the Element of Freedom she is trying to do different things. But in the more relaxed songs she still sounds good
    Anyway, this song wouldn´t be too good sang by Whitney Houston in 1988 either. New Day is way better. Better song and better for her voice. Album still can be good except for “Girl on Fire”. Kind of “The element of Freedom” without that bad first single “Doesn´t mean anything”

    • MC October 28, 2012

      yay! Celine avi

      • JOHNVIDAL October 28, 2012

        It´s just that I´ve been listening “Falling into you” album today and I´ve fallen in love all over again cos it has been a while. We are so used to listen to crap that it is like Wow all of a sudden again. They are the greatest for a reason. Stunning vocals, stunning classic material (grammy for Album of the Year of course). Even people who have the best voices nowadays like Leona Lewis pale in comparison

      • MC October 28, 2012

        I agree with everything you just said. I die every time when people say their faves catalogs can go against legends’ catalogs. Some people need to listen these old albums. That album, the Color of my love, celine dion, and lets talk about love are the bomb.

    • F October 28, 2012

      LOVE your picture !

  3. Benron (King Of The F****** Navy) October 28, 2012

    Someone needs to give her some water cuz…….

  4. Benron (King Of The F****** Navy) October 28, 2012

    I’m back, her singing made me thirsty so I got some water to refresh, but anyway she sounds like something is caught in her throat half the time. If these are faultless vocals than I’d love to see how much someone who can actually sing is praised.

  5. Girrrl October 28, 2012

    Stop lying TGJ! ! That sounded horrible. Alicia accept the fact.that she isn’t a soprano and get singing lessons._

  6. MC October 28, 2012

    “Faultless vocals” Clearly you eardrums aren’t working correctly. Alicia was flat and plain-out screaming. Again, echoing what @JohnVidal said, I don’t think this song was meant for Alicia. She struggles when performing this song. I always wonder why she is out of key when she f****** plays the piano!??! People who play any instruments, especially the piano just shouldn’t be this off key.

    Anyways, I know as time passes peoples’ voices change and evolve so I will try to tone down my judgement on her. I just expect a lot from her because her first two albums were FIRE! I know she has it in her to perform better, to come up with better materials, and to come up with better vocal arrangements. Good luck Alicia.

    • Benron (King Of The F****** Navy) October 28, 2012

      How do you change your avi?

      • MC October 28, 2012

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  7. NEVER THAT SERIOUS October 28, 2012

    If this was a Mariah performance,Samantha would have written essays upon essays on how horrible the performance was….Alicia is a great singer no doubt but should strictly to songs like UNTHINKABLE,DIARY etc that showcase her beautiful alto voice and not these beat heavy songs that really make her strain….

    • MC October 28, 2012

      If it was Mariah, every stan group (Xtina’s, Whintey’s, Madonna’s, Janet’s, Rihanna’s, Chris Brown’s, Katy Perry’s, etc) will be posting nasty things (not only about her voice but about her life, kids, husbands, allegations). Its tiring quite honestly.

      • Benron (King Of The F****** Navy) October 28, 2012

        That’s just because no one cares enough to talk about Alicia! See how this only has 12 comments now?

      • MC October 28, 2012

        @Benron (King Of The F****** Navy)
        I am not talking about just Alicia, I am talking about any other artist like (Madonna, Janet, Celine, Whitney-RIP, etc) that have accomplished a lot like Mimi. She gets attacked more than them, I just don’t get. People love to hate her so much! Like some stans have the audacity to say their faves are better or my fave is fat when their fave is much bigger……

      • Benron (King Of The F****** Navy) October 28, 2012

        The same happens to Rihanna.

        The problem with our faves not being Criticized as much as their sub-par peers like Madonna and Lady Gaga is because they lack arrogance.

        Neither of our faves have paraded around since the beginning and said “We are the best ever, get on our level blah blah blah” so they’re fans don’t say it as often as other fans and their contractors do not even think about considering it.

        And stop with that last line, Xtina and her many different accounts pretending to be “fans” might come stab you with a KFC drumstick.

      • MC October 28, 2012

        The difference is that Mariah has already proven herself and is not a newbie anymore. She is a legend who has done a lot and broken many records. I can understand why Rihanna, Katy, Lady Gaga, etc get hated on because they are relatively new (although some people go overboard). I just can’t understand why they all unite to jump on Mariah >>>> they even dedicate YouTube hate pages for her and call her 1 years old twins retarded (keep it all with the adults smh)…..

      • Benron (King Of The F****** Navy) October 28, 2012

        Like I said, she has never called herself the messiah so no one praises her like one like they do with everyone else.

        Rihanna has it bad though, someone just filed a fake 10 million dollar lawsuit against her by the name “Christopher maurice brown” (it wasn’t him) sayign she gave her h***** and all that ish!

      • MC October 28, 2012

        Everyone has haters, it just makes me laugh at how hard some people take the hating gig. Some people just need to chill out. Did you get the avi thing right?

      • Benron (King Of The F****** Navy) October 28, 2012

        Yup, Ill post another comment so you can see my new look!

      • MC October 28, 2012

      • Benron (King Of The F****** Navy) October 28, 2012

        I just found that yesterday its f****** hillarious! I watched them all LOLOLOL

      • MC October 28, 2012

        I just found them today!! I am on episode 9 lol so funny.

  8. Musi October 28, 2012

    Love Alicia! BUT even that “Firrreee” at 1:17 made my vocal cords hurt and I’m sitting here quite as a mouse.

  9. CURLY SUE October 28, 2012

    Alicia has never been a great singer, but her material always made up for her flat, lackluster vocals. This song is just painful to listen to….

  10. Gilberto October 28, 2012

    I’ve been saying this for years: Alicia Keys is a fraud! They sell her as a good vocalist, a songwriter, a deep thinker, but she ain’t none of these. I’m tired of seeing her using samples without giving credits. DEAD @ her horrible vocals being considered faultless. I can’t. Keep delusional, TGJ.

    • Monstarebel October 28, 2012

      gurl yaaaaaas I so agree that b**** is overrated

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  11. aishaaguilerakeys October 28, 2012

    The person who wrote this article really loves Alicia, he/she is always praising her, contrary to Sam. As an Alicia fan, I must admit that she had a hard time singing some parts, but that’s my opinion.

  12. Monstarebel October 28, 2012

    She sounds a mess as usual lets not sugar coat anything

  13. Benron (King Of The F****** Navy) October 28, 2012


    • MC October 28, 2012

      That afro lol

      • Benron (King Of The F****** Navy) October 28, 2012

        Afro’s are wassup don’t hate.

      • MC October 28, 2012

        I’m not hating, just observing. How is your hair progress going?

  14. cocobutta October 28, 2012

    1:26-1:32 was much needed vocal rest after that frog jumped out and hopped away.

    Fireeeeeeeeee”ribbit” frog jumps out!!

    • My hip, my back October 28, 2012

      lol mess

  15. LOVE IT October 28, 2012

    alicia sounded GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. king z October 28, 2012


  17. Jonathan Gardner October 28, 2012

    LMAO @ KING Z!

    My thoughts exactly

  18. My hip, my back October 28, 2012

    I’m nobody’s whitney but alicia sounds like she could use a good vocal coach.
    I feel like she’s going to pop a blood vessel one of these days up there screaming like that.

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  19. lol October 28, 2012


  20. Chachanans12 October 28, 2012

    Yeah okay I won’t throw shade or hare but I love the remix with Nicki the original is okay but @MC I asked the same question about Mariah. Why if shes supposedly up there with Whitney she gets all that hate? Serious question. But @Benron u r bi-polar one minute your going off the next having a cool convo lol! But u say A LOT of hate so don’t get mad cause Rihanna gets hate.

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