Must See: K.Michelle Performs George Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’

Published: Monday 28th Oct 2013 by David

 

ASCAP‘s ‘Women Behind the Music‘ event in NYC saw K.Michelle grace its stage, hitting the mic to perform a stirring rendition of George Gershwin‘s ‘Summertime‘!

Originally recorded by Abbie Mitchell, the cut is perhaps more celebrated for Billie Holliday‘s 1936 take on it, no doubt leaving no room for error on Michelle’s part.

Watch her soar with the iconic number below…

#NowPlaying: Billie Holliday – ‘Strange Fruit’…

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  1. NT October 28, 2013

    she can sing

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) October 28, 2013

      LOOOOOOVE THE BILLIE HOLIDAY VID!!!!!!!!

  2. BeyWhoUWanna October 28, 2013

    Omg she can actually sing live.

    • #Beyindependent October 28, 2013

      Yes unlike Tamar

      • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) October 28, 2013

        H** PLS!!!!!! TAMAR ROCKS IT!! k CAN sing but GOTDAMN she doing waaaaayyyyy toooo much in this song which takes away from what this song should give in essence making her just simply needing to shut the F*** up honey. #TASIA KILLS THIS B****!

  3. QUEENBRITNEY(WERK) October 28, 2013

    WOW! Great job K!!! This girl can sang.

  4. MUIMUI October 28, 2013

    A F****** MESS!!!!!!!

    What’s with all the pointless runs, riffs, trills and s***? Can’t these B****** ever sing a song simply. This isn’t the kind of song that was made for vocal acrobatics and embellishments. Go and listen to B.Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald versions. It’s about the lyrics and the melody. Another performance where a B**** OVERSINGS to prove she can sing!!!!!!! BYE.

    • #Beyindependent October 28, 2013

      You must be a Tamar fan.

    • QUEENBRITNEY(WERK) October 28, 2013

      Tamar is that you?

      • CICI4EVA October 28, 2013

        YUUUUUUUPPPPPPP. Agreed.

      • CICI4EVA October 28, 2013

        That first omment was for Muimui, he wasn’t lying though

    • VSOP October 28, 2013

      Muppet fan alert

      • FAF October 28, 2013

        No. This is a classic song there is no need for all those runs 😯

    • RebelleMichelle October 28, 2013

      1. Not them thinking that girl is Tamar.
      2. It’s not like she lied. Pregnant stomach’s don’t fold in half like Beyonce’s did.

      • TamartiansUnite October 28, 2013

        Tamar didn’t lie. Beyonce was pregnant but she obvs filmed interviews when she wasn’t pregnant pretending as though she was. I think she was wearing a fake stomach before she actually started to show and that’s what we saw fold in half.

      • VSOP October 28, 2013

        You people are dumb it was clearly the extra maternity material on the dress.

      • Ciara (The Female MJ) October 28, 2013

        No it wasn’t the maternity material because the dress was tight and the shape it made when it folded was solid. It looked like it could have been cardboard.

      • VSOP October 28, 2013

        How do you know it was tight and solid did you touch it? Prosthetic bumps don’t fold when you sit down anyway.

    • Hot Sugar October 28, 2013

      IT WASNT TAMAR WHO SAID THAT THOUGH. IT WAS ANOTHER CHICK. TAMAR RESPECT BEYONCE AND CLEARED IT UP ALREADY, YOU HIVS NEED A SEAT!

      • Beyonce and K. Michelle all day October 28, 2013

        Tamar certainly did say it! Dont try to put this off on someone else! I saw the episode when it aired and witnessed Tamar making this claim. I see you Tamartians are just like your leaders; yall throw shade and then try to hide your hands once the s*** hits the fan. Have several seats!

    • #Beyindependent October 28, 2013

      Taman is jealous of the queen.

    • MAD? October 28, 2013

      Let’s NOT FORGET WHEN TAMAR TRIED TO COME FOR BEYONCE WHEN SHE SAID HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER….

      WHEN SHE SAID “30 SOMETHING”…

      THAT UGLY PIG AND HER MUPPET DROOPY HARD FACE CAN ROT…

  5. #Beyindependent October 28, 2013

    Wow KMichelle voice is amazing no pitch problems. Tamar should stop hating on this chick and take notes tbh.

  6. QueenCeline October 28, 2013

    It’s funny. Normally she shows perfect restraint but she overdid it this time.

  7. BrandNuStar October 28, 2013

    She oversung this BUT at least she was singing. Tamar girl, if you spent less time talking about Beyonce’s pregnancy and KMichelle maybe your voice could rest.

  8. Pretty diamonds October 28, 2013

    She did too much! The song doesn’t require a bunch of runs. Fantasia even knew this, that’s why she Slayed it on American idol 10 years ago. K. Michelle sounds much better than Tamar live though!!!

    • MUIMUI October 28, 2013

      EXAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. VSOP October 28, 2013

    Yas K Michelle slay my life!

  10. eric October 28, 2013

    Watch Fantasia’s American Idol performance of the song. You’ll be happier with that one.

  11. Hot Sugar October 28, 2013

    IT WAS NOT TAMAR WHO CAME FOR BEYONCE, I WATCHED THE SHOW. IT WAS CLAUDIA NOBODY JORDAN SO STOP USING THAT. TAMAR RESPECTS BEYONCE/

    • #Beyindependent October 28, 2013

      Girl please Tamar has even came for Beyonce on Braxton family values.

      • MAD? October 28, 2013

        Yes. when the h** mentioned Blue…

        And when she wished Beyonce happy birthday…

        But when the Hive attacked her she cried like a lil b****…

  12. WATERWASTE October 28, 2013

    THIS WAS S*** THOUGH.

    Oversaaanging h**.

  13. UnthinkableKeys October 28, 2013

    The Hives need to accept that not everyone is as stupid as they are. Tamar is a shady mess but that belly folding fiasco was horrible. How does someone wear a tight fitting dress in their fifth month of pregnancy and have the dress literally fold in half. The worst thing was that it wasn’t even the shape clothes make when they crease, it was the shape something hard makes when its bent. Just terrible.

    • #Beyindependent October 28, 2013

      Girl who knew alicia still had stans? the way that album is struggling i would have thought yall abandoned that d***.

      • IM A FREE B*TCH October 28, 2013

        alicia still outselling other R&B chicks tho sit –> _/

    • XXX October 28, 2013

      So that’s why you think she wasn’t pregnant? LMAO. A mess get real.

    • VSOP October 28, 2013

      Im not a Hive but its a stupid theory, why would Beyonce fake her pregnancy? She put on so much weight at the end if it was vanity wwhy were her lips ankles and feet swollen and tits huge. So stupid.

  14. Bey Fan October 28, 2013

    She did oversing …. but she didn’t sound bad. I love Tamar. Much better than K. But both ladies need to stop being dramatic. K always tries to come for everybody… not a good look.

    • Pretty diamonds October 28, 2013

      Tamar started it

    • MAD? October 28, 2013

      And you’re a BEY FAN.

      TURN IN YOUR CARD ADMITTEDLY…

      ALL THE SLICK SH** SHE HAS SAID ABOUT BEYONCE’S…

      YOU DON’T DESERVE TO BE A FAN OF BEYONCE’S…

  15. Barb 4 lyfe October 28, 2013

    Doing to much.

  16. Molly October 28, 2013

    I don’t like her voice or her music.

  17. Grande The Way October 28, 2013

    She did great! A little over singing but I enjoy that

  18. Molly October 28, 2013

    IMO the only thing she’s good at is acting a ratchet hot mess on TV other than that not interested.

    • Johnnyboy October 28, 2013

      I’m with you Molly. It seems in order to sell music or anything these days all you need is buzz. It doesn’t matter what the buzz is for(ie reality shows). You will even have people fooled into thinking you can sing.

  19. pat October 28, 2013

    that was a shitty mess…..lol…..i’m not a fan of either, but even with her vocal problems live, tamar clearly has the best overall vocal quality and musical ear…..

  20. Kashs October 28, 2013

    LOL The Nerve.. The Nerve of this K Michelle coming for Tamar when she’s all over the place…… This was not hot… Sang it to hard…. If your going to sing that hard at least make us believe…… Those runs weren’t cute at all…. K Michelle you have work to do with a vocal coach… I’m not saying you can’t sing but you throw a lot of stones when your living in a glass house……… GOOD LUCK>>>>

  21. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 28, 2013

    Bye K…

  22. fatusankoh October 28, 2013

    You K you can sing take a not Tamar spend all your time hating on bey and k it you don’t hate so moch may bey you might learn how to sing

  23. Johnnyboy October 28, 2013

    K michelle, just no. Sweetie you barely can sing and then you try and take on a song as dramatic as “Summertime”. Know your lane.

  24. Lucia October 28, 2013

    Who told this heffa that she could sing? She’s horrible!!!

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