Watch: Ciara Performs ‘Overdose’, ‘Read My Lips’, & ‘DUI’ & More For Grammy’s

Published: Wednesday 2nd Oct 2013 by Sam

Ciara‘s push for her self-titled album shows no signs of slowing.

Having heated up the charts with ‘Body Party’ and ‘I’m Out’, the Epic Records songstress stopped by Grammy HQ to perform a selection of fresh tracks live.

Watch below as CiCi rocks the house with new single ‘Overdose’, the Darkchild produced ‘Read My Lips’, and the Elijah Blake penned ‘DUI’.


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  1. CCFan007 October 2, 2013

    Wow she did great! She has improved sooooo much vocally 🙂 Go ‘head cici!

    • Cici Slaaaays October 2, 2013

      Im crying her voice is so beautiful omg.

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  2. KESHIA CHANTE STAN October 2, 2013

    Good for Ciara.

    It’s good to see that she isn’t being lazy with this album.

  3. stephy the lambily October 2, 2013

    Damn, she is so beautiful. Perfect bone structure! STILL A FLOP THO.. *KANYE SHRUGS*

    • iconic cici October 2, 2013

      Real vocals sweetie something Mariah hasn’t served in ages.

      • stephy the lambily October 2, 2013

        Chil please Mariah Carey speaking voice is stronger than anything this b**** has ever sung. She sound like a mice

  4. DYNAMITE October 2, 2013

    She can’t sing.

  5. Crystal October 2, 2013



    She is cute

  7. IKNOWTHETRUTH October 2, 2013

    The best songs/singles from her album if you include “Livin’ It Up” and “Body Party”. She needs to roll out videos for all of them NOW if she wants the album to at least go gold. Those songs are great. “I’m Out” wasn’t. And, “Body Party” needed a single alongside it or at least a better follow up. Maybe she and Nicki should have released “Livin It Up” instead. She needs to use all these songs mentioned wisely.

    • Stop the drama Start the music October 2, 2013

      Lolol girl plz. Nicki has made everybody’s single flop. From Xtina, Mariah, Nelly, to now Ciara. Ain’t no point in using her anymore. I’m Out was not a hit. If anything Body Party proved Ciara has still a little juice in her left to get a hit on her own. Even Ludacris feat on Ride did not have the steam BP had.

  8. Brian’s den October 2, 2013

    wow.. Ciara can NOT sing, Im sorry. No type of growth from the beginning. Sounds like she’s straining every note. I can not name one performance where she’s wowed
    me. At least Rihanna tries, she belts, riffs, and falsetto….ciara be too busy
    with her whisper notes, and yelling at the crowd during fast performances. smh

  9. iconic cici October 2, 2013

    Those vocals were so good omg yaaas queen slay us

  10. J October 2, 2013

    Yes! Great cici
    Now shoot the video and promote girl

  11. Stop the drama Start the music October 2, 2013

    She doesn’t have a strong voice but I must admit there is something soothing about her tone. It’s very girly and sweet like whip cream.

  12. Cici Slaaaays October 2, 2013

    I prefer her soft angel like voice over Beyonces and Rihannas anyday.

  13. Blue Ivy October 2, 2013

    Vocals were cute on read my lips.

  14. Antonio October 2, 2013

    As a die hard Ciara, I was not feeling the Overdose performance at all. But DUI and Read My Lips were really good. She’s definitely improved vocally and has gained more control, but she needs to have more confidence in her vocals. She still tends to hold back on hitting certain notes, belts and runs. But anyway, I am glad she and Epic are still pushing this album. More than likely, DUI and Read My Lips will be the next singles after Overdose…

    • Tallb October 2, 2013

      i agree. i thought the same

  15. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) October 2, 2013

    And still 57K.

  16. #hive October 2, 2013

    The most basic vocals every…

    • #hive October 2, 2013


  17. #hive October 2, 2013

    Sam post Paris Hilton video sneak peak on here i need to see the dragging

  18. SLAY_HIVE October 2, 2013

    What kinda cheap performance?? She really cant sing..these videos just proved it. She’s struggling to sing these simple songs? The band is weak, Her voice is weak and the energy was no where to be found! Z-squad is so dam delusional, it’s pitiful!


    • Vicious hive October 2, 2013

      Sis wtf was this she was struggling more than r****… Plus her back up singers did the real singing.

      • SLAY_HIVE October 2, 2013

        Lol exactly…rihject doesnt struggle this bad! You can tell in her facial expressions that she was straining to get those little weak notes out! I almost feel sorry for her

    • Britney stan October 2, 2013

      Atleast she wasn’t yelling like that thief you stan for.

      • SLAY_HIVE October 2, 2013

        Would you rather her moan and fail at lip syncing like your fave?

    • The one (Tamar stan) October 2, 2013

      These girls really think Ciara can sing. lol

  19. K October 2, 2013

    i like.

  20. Rosie October 2, 2013

    LMAO @ these performances. Almost a decade in the industry and still no improvement? At least my fave can sing live as of this year.

    • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) October 2, 2013

      Don’t lie, your fav literally cannot sing.

    • Mother monster October 2, 2013

      Sounds better than lana ever could tho

    • Dirty laundry October 2, 2013

      You act like lana can sing tho b**** sit down.

  21. Vicious hive October 2, 2013

    The struggle is real for them vocals the girl cant sing at all….

  22. Dirty laundry October 2, 2013

    It was average. lana fans should never be tryna diss someone elses vocals when your fav is the worst out there we will never forget about that SNL performance.

    • Rosie October 2, 2013

      Girl bye @ you bringing up a nearly 2 year old performance from local ass SNL. Still didn’t affect her stardom outside of the US and even America certainly forgot about it now.

  23. smh October 2, 2013

    lmao at her facial expressions! Alvin and the Chipmunks are gonna sue her for stealing their voice. lol I watch the Voice and the X Factor and those singers, with no experience, sing circles around her. smfh

  24. Britney stan October 2, 2013

    Basic by all means.

    • stephy the lambily October 2, 2013

      Comign from a s****** stan I CANT !! !

      • stephy the lambily October 2, 2013

        Brintey Sounds Like S***…

      • TOXIC October 2, 2013

        bETTER THAN F****** hAIRY THOUGH.

      • stephy the lambily October 2, 2013

        Lies.. Dont Get Mad White Trash..

      • TOXIC October 2, 2013


      • Mark111 October 2, 2013

        1996?! You Spear heads are worst than the MC lamas. Brit did have a voice, but never a strong one. She had a great falsetto back in the day.

    • It’sScorpioBitch October 2, 2013

      Um your fave is Britney please have SEVERAL LMAO

  25. iSpeakTruth October 2, 2013

    I loved overdose and that bill withers interpolatation so dope I love how she coos and belts n jumps right back into her vibrato so cool

    N u can tell she wanted to get up and dance lmfao

    U kno u a hater when u can clearly see and hear her sing those damn songs with ease no straining or nothing
    And she look those cameras right in tha eye

    I’m not here for bring up other artist this is about ciara n while u mention how much u hate ciara just remember Atleast some or all of ur faves have shown her respect n envy 1 way or another ✌

  26. Vocal Pro October 2, 2013

    Y’all need to stop with this whole “weak vocal thing” 1.Ciara is a lyric coloratura soprano meaning her vocals are going to be agile soft and breathy other Aaliyah had the same range and nobody calls her vocals weak

    • stephy the lambily October 2, 2013

      Cause Aaliyah actually had good songs

    • Stop the drama Start the music October 2, 2013

      Having vocal strength depends on the resonating quality ur voice can showcase no matter ur range. Ciara’s voice doesn’t hit hard. Sorry. It is weak and Aaliyah had a much more powerful voice than Ciara. Ciara could probably not pull off “The one I gave my heart to” without strain and a nasal quality.

    • Touché October 3, 2013

      Ciara is NOT a lyric coloratura soprano, that vocal fach doesn’t even exist. Ciara does not have coloratura abilities therefore she is not a coloratura soprano. Also her tessitura does not even lie in the soprano range so she is not even a lyric soprano. Her voice type is that of a lyric mezzo-soprano. Lastly, yes her voice is weak for a lyric mezzo because she does not even know how to properly resonate her voice.

  27. iSpeakTruth October 2, 2013

    The irony of Katy…Lana…Britney…and Rihanna fans sayin someone can’t sing when will they ever sound like there record or better???? (If I hold my breath to long i might die)

    Don’t u ppl get it as long as u non ciara fans flock to every post about her… she will forever be a threat to ur keyboard and important figure on TGJ

    N b4 u try and insult TGJ why r u on a sight u can’t stand? I need answers?

    • Kisses down low October 2, 2013

      Well Rihanna and Katy can sing circles around Ciara so they fans can say what tf they want.

    • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) October 2, 2013

      Rihanna got a standing ovation at the Grammy’s for stay.

    • It’sScorpioBitch October 2, 2013

      They think Rihanna accent is singing soooooooooooooo that’s nothing new lmao. And that Katy performance at the MTV awards were weak as hell so her fans are dismiss too kmsl. Bey is the only one who can sing compared to everyone on here so she gets a pass. But Bey do not belong in this group of vocals she is in the group with Tamar K. Michelle Brandy and Pink. I would say J. Hud Monica Fantasia and Adele but they kill Bey vocally. I’m just being HONEST 🙂

  28. Barb 4 lyfe October 2, 2013

    Ciara vocals> BeYELLyonce

    • SLAY_HIVE October 2, 2013

      LOOOOL get your ears checked ASAP boo

    • Touché October 3, 2013

      Let’s see: we have another hood rat barb who doesn’t know s*** about vocals yet has the audacity to make “criticisms”. How amusing.

  29. smh October 2, 2013

    lmao at those facial expressions. You think she is singing her b*** off. I swear she sounds like Alvin and the Chipmunk. I watch the Voice and X Factor and those unexperience singers sings circles around her.

  30. Barb 4 lyfe October 2, 2013

    Why the shityonce fans so pressed tho?

  31. Hellioss October 2, 2013

    Very humble and entertaining live on Read my Lips, the atmosphere of the song clearly fits her voice.

  32. iSpeakTruth October 2, 2013

    I hate to point out ur negativity but sweetie what performance r u watching what yell to tha crowd is she doin? So ciara never wowed u but rihanna has byyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeee

    So she sings one note? So she didn’t just belt out lovely day by bill withers
    Is overdose not done in falsetto and vibrato?
    U fake music executives kill me dnt kno s*** about music

    • The one (Tamar stan) October 2, 2013

      Rihanna what now performance on alan carr shuts this b**** down vocally… Rihanna actually has vocals to work with unlike Ciara pathetic ass simple voice.

  33. Kisses down low October 2, 2013

    Her vocals are so damn weak she makes Katy Perry sound like Mariah carey compared to those baby vocals. lol

  34. iSpeakTruth October 2, 2013

    Yea circles tha opposite way
    Katy sound like a wounded dog on tha vma’s
    And let’s my get started on rihanna tha alley cat plZ

    • Ju don’t even know October 2, 2013

      But rihanna has actual talent. Loool something cierror REALLY lacks….

  35. tony October 2, 2013

    lol no life haters kill me lol…. always got something negative to say about Ciara…. her vocals were nic3…. come on now…..she singing for Grammys while u at home hating……

  36. The one (Tamar stan) October 2, 2013

    Basic vocals for a basic ass B****!

  37. IBJuliet October 2, 2013

    Absolutely horrible!!!!

  38. iSpeakTruth October 2, 2013

    Tha irony that other pplz fans r pressed on a ciara post tho
    What is a thumbs down gonna mean when ur still reading my comments tho

  39. The one (Tamar stan) October 2, 2013

    Ciara vocal competition consist of :

    & Nicki Minaj

    • Stop the drama Start the music October 2, 2013


  40. Vocal Pro October 2, 2013

    Yeah but just like Missy Elliot said “you don’t have to like an artists music but at least respect them” @Steph

    • stephy the lambily October 2, 2013

      Agreed Imma Chill Out

  41. Xtina warrior October 2, 2013

    These Ciara stans are so DELSOSOUNAIL its actually kinda sad. My 8 year old sister can serve better vocals than this.. i mean this the best she can do with being in the industry for 10 F****** YEARS! #FAIL

  42. Ju don’t even know October 2, 2013

    LMFAOOOO her vocals are pitchy and WEAKKKKKKK LMFAO a f****** joke.
    Is this good for the 57k squads standers though….sad.

  43. I am above U October 2, 2013

    Did she s*** on herself after when she was singing? Because those facial expression are giving me vibes

  44. Mark111 October 2, 2013

    Ciara is in the same boat as Britney, Janet and even Madonna, the beat and production is the key to their music sounding good, never their voice, their voices aren’t bult for acoustic. She did good on Read My Lips, but Overdose needs to be a performance. The bare min is Keri Hilson, she did a level above ok.

  45. Mark111 October 2, 2013

    BUT, Ciara sounds better than MOST pop stars. Miley and the rest of those Disney scrap pieces. But at the end of the day, Like Janet (and what Britney USED to be) she’s a dancer first, then singer. Last I checked, dnacing is a talent.

  46. Dave October 2, 2013

    Same people on here throwing shade are working a 9 to 5 making under 6 figures but have the nerve to throw shade at someone whose actually talented, and is a multi-millionaire. The fact she’s an amazing dancer, and is still a singer that can sing live is incredible. Her voice may not be for everyone, but she can def sing. And her vocals on read my lips and DUI were very nice and impressive for Ciara. I really want to see what the people who are throwing shade at her look like and what they’re making. Y’all be the 1st ones to come on here and throw shade at her, then continue to comment on each and every one of her post, then make multiple comments on the same post. Pathetic. The only thing that’s basic is those same people doing what I stated.

    And as for Antonio, I didn’t listen to the overdose performance yet, but I didn’t see where she held back on read my lips or DUI, she actually went there a few times, and I’ve been a fan since 2004.

  47. IG: ClothezMinded_ October 3, 2013

    yall ciara haters say the exact same thing over and over its so ridiculous! her voice is weak? she has a soft voice so what she is still a talented singer. shes not a powerhouse like beyonce? duh beyonce has been singing since she came out tina’s c******. ciara has only been singing since she was 16 and vocally she has grown ALOT! yall talk so much crap about her but flock to her every post lmaoooo. some of u other ciara fans make us look bad. no she doesnt sing as great as beyonce BUT that does mean she doesnt have a great voice or isnt as talented. we have to stop comparing her to bey and rih so others will stop. they are pop singers she is r&b there she not being any comparsions as far as album sells….and as far as these performances she did great! that was my fav performance of DUI and i liked what she did on overdose. she should have done body party instead of read my lips for this being an acoustic set. over all i enjoyed it. i love how she is starting to do more performances of her slower songs. i still feel like she holds back her true voice at times. she sounds amazing in this video:

  48. FutureCIARA October 3, 2013

    Ci this was nice! Make the girls gag when you snatch a Grammy!

    I like the intimacy of these performances, kept it soft and c***.
    Stay focused motha!

  49. Bree October 3, 2013

    Lmao acoustic sets should be reserved for vocally talented artists

  50. Baby I October 3, 2013

    I know damn a Kelly rolling down the charts fan came for ciara? Ciara has a beautiful tone sounds just like she sounds on her Records NOT like rihanna and katy perry etc they hitting all these notes on the studio version but fail to bring it live! Ciara is more a dancer with a great tone like Beyonce is a great singer that has great rhythm rihanna and katy has nothing tho

  51. Industrypussy October 3, 2013

    I come on this forum all the time. most of comments are funny as hell. Very comical, so its entertainment for me. However, i wish i could see all your f****** faces…i wish i could see the lack of talent you lot have…oh i bet its a group of dead beats. f****** hell, you guys probably wouldnt be touched by no one…oh especially the gaga, rihanna, britney and beyonce fans….The nastiest lowest group of people i encountered. And apologies if you are not like that, but its a shame you put yourself out on the internet presenting yourselves like that. (this is not meant for everyone, just the regulars who have not been taught class and have trash cans for mouths)

  52. Chillin October 3, 2013

    I actually dont think she was bad…She stayed in her range and didnt over do it…we know she aint a powerhouse singer..but this was done well..Good Job Ciara.

  53. Baby I October 3, 2013

    Ciara is a Great dancer who actually sounds good live and just like her records!!!!!!!!!! Beyonce voice is great with great rhythm, Rihanna is baaaaad at singing and even more bad at dancing and performing

  54. DRAKE STAN October 3, 2013


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