Watch: Ciara Belts ‘God Bless America’ At US Open Final

Published: Saturday 12th Sep 2015 by Sam

Ciara is on a mission.

Though famed for her dynamite dance moves, the R&B chanteuse has made a point of flexing her vocal chops this week.

Following on from her ‘Heal The World’ showing yesterday, the 29-year-old took centre-stage at the US Open Women’s Final today to perform ‘God Bless America.’

How did she do? Find out below…

She did that!

Say what folk will about Ci, she is scoring major points by staying visible and silencing the naysayers with showings such as this.

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    • stop September 12, 2015

      Lord….Lord…..Lord…..This is just torture. lmao

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) September 12, 2015

      Well i’ll be damned. That was actually pretty good

      • danyboo September 12, 2015

        Yes it was way better than the Michael Jackson cover

      • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) September 13, 2015

        Muuuuuuuuch betta!

    • CiarasHusband September 13, 2015

      It’s always some over lard, Fat body ass BXTCH, hating from behind a computer. You’re one to tlk sis. Go get them teeth fixed, nd how u tlkn with them floral, Walmart as non prescription glasses tho, nd a leopard print tank, or sun dress.. iown get it. Girl BYE! U need some tracks tacked to yo head. Better yet some nail glue. U Stan for a wanna be. Tunasha could only dream about havin the success Ciara has. I’m sure Ciara knows her voice is no where Whitney but she don’t need somebody like u dissin her, when she paid nd u probably live on section 8. Have a seat, u hot dog water drink. Lard under yo fat, big body Benz as bitxh! #carryon

  1. Keri Qween September 12, 2015

    Sam’re delusional as hell. ????

    • When RIHsus Says Yes… September 12, 2015

      He needs to stop making Ciara happen. (Unless he is in Ciara’s publicity budget.)

  2. 4everBrandy_Ci September 12, 2015

    Ciara is letting these b****** have it!!!! Say what you want about her singing ability but she PROVED in this performance that she can SING. I don’t care about these bum ass trolls TRYING so had to mock and ridicule her because obviously m************ are mad!!!! She’s not a powerhouse and NEVER was but she has a beautiful voice which I don’t understand how people TRY to come at her so hard with this “Oh she needs to STOP. She needs to have several seats. She’s embarrassing herself.” CLEARLY you imbeciles don’t seem to get it do you? She’s becoming more than just an entertainer. No matter what people say about her she keeps getting BETTER. #C-SQUAD

    • #TeamTinashe Stan September 12, 2015

      Why are you crying?

      • 4everBrandy_Ci September 12, 2015

        You’re MAD stay MAD. Your comments about Ciara are tiresome boo! At least Tinashe acknowledges her talent! 😉

      • King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

        Trying to prove to US that Ciara can sing when she can’t.

  3. Dev September 12, 2015

    I agree. I am not a Ciara fan but she stay getting booked to sing, so Ciara do your thang.

  4. stop September 12, 2015

    I blame the people around her that is telling her she sounds good. she is the laughing stock of the music industry. My friends and I were watching her sing and on some of the videos posted, we muted them and was laughing at her facial expressions. smfh lmao

  5. BeyRihLiyah September 12, 2015

    Lmaoooo why do she continue to do this to her self she should not sing any type of anthems they could have gotten any other artist what a damn shame!

  6. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 12, 2015

    She did it once again! I’m here for all of this unexpected cover promo too! Get it how you can, Ciara! It was simplistic, which is best because grunts, runs, yells, moans, and shouts are completely unnecessary and tiring. Let her have her shine, but I hope she doesn’t forget she has an album to promote.

  7. King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

    I guess she just decided to put her own nail into her dead career. Smh

  8. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 12, 2015

    Let her book her stadiums to perform in, call it a day and be happy. She deserves all of this success because she worked hard for it.

  9. King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

    Still trying to prove thay she can sing inst8of improving her singing. 10 years girl and you haven’t gotten better one bit. Put your dancing shoes back on Ciara, you’re just a dancer. An amazing one.

    • grangrandolly September 12, 2015

      that’s a soiliyah tea, king mark 🙂

  10. Queen Molly September 12, 2015

    She slayed me….

  11. SipTheTruth September 12, 2015

    It wasn’t terrible but very very mediocre

  12. IG: definite2 September 12, 2015

    ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!!! It’s so sad that there aren’t really any top notch live vocal divas around anymore. This was atrocious!

  13. isi September 12, 2015

    Come on now Ciara,this long in the game and you’re still serving middle school chorus girl, who should’ve taken dance instead. I’ll forever be a fan because of Goodies and Evolution,but come now! If this was anybody else,say;Rihanna tgj or Sam would be writing bloody murder!Her tribute to Janet proved how overrated as a performer she is and her messing up patriotic songs proved she still after 11 years has no range or vocal skills. A greatest hits with most of the first two albums and and the minor hits from the other ones with 2 new tracks and final tour might just need to be arranged.Not even a new team can help this late.

    • King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

      Because she spent 8 of those years just yelling (and I do mean just yelling) out the lyrics instead of singing. And singing a line and then skipping the next one.


  14. Rihboy September 12, 2015

    A complete mess. Why they set her up like that.

  15. Credits September 12, 2015

    Well then….she is on roll this week! Lmao!!! Too bad, if she and monica were still on good terms she could give her a few lessons lol. Check out the notes monica hit when she sang this…

  16. RIHANNA>beyonce September 12, 2015

    Too bad she can’t headline a stadium tour like Rihanna. The only reason they booked her is because she is cheap. Rihanna and bey are expensive

    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 12, 2015

      Did you hear about that stadium date Rih is supposed to do this month in I think Chile? Over 20,000 tickets were purchased in under an hour and that was like 2 months ago….yet the haters say she’s done. I’m sure it’ll be yet again another sold out stadium. Oh, and she’s the first black performer to sell it out. Lol!

      • RIHANNA>beyonce September 12, 2015

        Yes its I believe rock in Rio and she beat beys record she sold out in 57 minutes and in CHILE CONCERT she sold out a stadium in 2hrs

  17. ugh okay September 12, 2015

    not bad. when i can do it better i might shade.

    for now… we have a 😀

    gotta be fun. 😉

  18. Chaelin Lee (p.k.a – CL) is coming | 재 이현 김 September 12, 2015

    I just want to know why her PR team didn’t do all of this promo for her before Jackie came out.

  19. King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

    She’s so pretty tho.

  20. Queen Molly September 12, 2015

    Rihanna fans can’t speak on vocals

    • King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

      Yes we can, because even Rihanna can sing LIVE and is miles better than squeakra.

      • Queen Molly September 12, 2015

        Rihanna can sing live? Lmao what kinda lie martha…

      • Centurion September 12, 2015

        This is coming from someone that stans for a ghost whisperer. LOL. Ciara has absolutely NO power and weight in her voice. 😆

      • Queen Molly September 12, 2015

        First off a ghost whisper would be Tranet Jackson with her thin ass voice…. Secondly Ciara is an amazing singer her and Rihanna are on the same level vocally…. Now go sit your fake following ass down m***** looking niggaaa….

      • Centurion September 12, 2015

        Chile stop. Ciara is an amazing singer? ???? ???? ???? Okay okay okay, YOU WIN! ???? ???? ????

    • coolness September 12, 2015

      I’m on the fence with this. On one hand, Rihanna does have a stronger and more unique tone to her voice than Ciara but her technique and upkeep is lacking. You’d think she would have developed her vocals consistently considering she isn’t that big on dancing but she’s another lazy one who’d much rather smoke than practice scales. So while she’s a better singer than Ciara, it’s not by some incredibly wide margin.

      • Centurion September 12, 2015

        Actually she does. While Rihanna is no powerhouse vocalist, she does have some power and weight in her voice. I agree that she has a unique tone and she can sing in different tones; sweet in songs like ‘Only Girl in the World’ and smokey and velvety lower registers like in ‘California King Bed’ and Drake’s ‘Take Care’. You can also distinctively tell the differences between Rihanna’s vocal registers i.e. head voice, chest voice, falsettos etc. No of the aforementioned apply to Ciara. Her voice is still as dull and mundane as it was, with no signs of growth.

      • Rihanna September 12, 2015

        Rihanna has several credible performances vocal wise. Ciara has none. Her on stage antics are tiresome and no longer blocking the fact she sounds like Casper. Rihanna just picks and chooses when she wants to deliver or partially deliver. Ciara try’s hard and still ends up sounding like she auditioning for a high school musical.

  21. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 12, 2015

    Ciara looks so beautiful in that tennis apparel! She already has the slim, s*** body of most female tennis players, so she looks great with that outfit….looking like she was going to slay a match after slaying that performance.

  22. Chaelin Lee (p.k.a – CL) is coming | 재 이현 김 September 12, 2015

    She should take this momentum and release an album in the first quater of next year. With the 3 singles. The lead being a dance craze hit, the second being a DUET and the 3rd sounding like “gotta be you” with a feature.

    • Queen Molly September 12, 2015

      I wrote you on Twitter love the way you clocked ShittySoldier yesterday ki

      • Chaelin Lee (p.k.a – CL) is coming | 재 이현 김 September 12, 2015

        That slag is weak

      • Queen Molly September 12, 2015

        Definitely boo

  23. Ceclia September 12, 2015

    Ciara was good, I just want her to concentrate on getting married to Russell and have those 3 babies, she’ll be 30 yrs old next month so she can’t space them out to far. Just be happy as a wife, mother then if your able a businesswoman. Family First!

  24. Hesings September 12, 2015

    I’m still waiting for the belt tho.

  25. Riley September 12, 2015

    Jaw dropping

  26. coolness September 12, 2015

    Let me start off with a positive note. Ciara looked GORGEOUS with her slicked back ponytail and tennis dress. With her tall, lean, athletic frame, she pulled off the sporty look effortlessly 🙂 In addition, I commend her for taking care of her instrument in the 10+ years that she’s been at it. I give her more credit than her male dance diva counterpart, Chris Brown, who actually started out as the more promising singer but got lazy with training his voice and got into smoking. However, Ciara has to understand what her lane is. Majority of her televised performances this era have been more wannabe Whitney than student of Janet Jackson. In my honest opinion, she simply does not have the tone, power or range to pull off these slow songs. A lot of her notes in this performance were off. All in all, I do think she’s shown some improvement over the years but girl, I wanna see you set a stage on fire with sick choreography!!!

    • JanStan September 12, 2015

      Coolness I said something similar I couldn’t agree with u more. I don’t get her. She has so much talent and is such a pretty girl but like u said she is doin the most to make sure she hides what she excels at. This was a good performance for her I guess, but when u have JHud blowing the roofs off of buildings this just seems smells of desperation. A

  27. Centurion September 12, 2015

    Awful. He can’t sing. No wonder America, his own label, and the rest of the world continues to sleep on him.

  28. Teflon Boy September 12, 2015

    This is like a real life re-telling of The Emperor’s New Clothes. All these people screaming ‘Yes Cici Yes!!!’ as tho she is slaying for the Gawds. If this was your 4yr old daughter, cousin or baby sister then I’d understand but this is someone who gets paid.., to sing. Tbf she is not even delivering her own version of best if we’re being real. Her tone is horrible, range non-existent and there is no power to speak of. The agents booking her for these events should be ashamed of themselves. On the positive note at least she is making money from these performances (I hope).

  29. LB September 12, 2015

    Anyway unbreakable world tour is killing it right now

  30. Centurion September 12, 2015

    Singing has never been Cicada’s passion. There’s no videos or mementos of him trying to capitalize and do what he supposedly loves. It has not contributed one thing musically and/or in pop culture. Cicada will fade away into nothingness and nobody will remember it. 🙂

    • What now September 12, 2015

      I agree w/ everything except the last part. He already faded away… have u seen the (lack of) relevancy and certifications that he has post 07? The Goodies twerker is a has been.

      • Centurion September 12, 2015

        He’s still making music and somewhat still gets talked about. I don’t know. He is his label’s black sheep. I guess they defy odds by finding means to budget and allocate money for her flop projects which have no returns.

      • Jay September 13, 2015

        Hun, you will have to try a a little harder. She has a cert for a record she released thus year. Hating is not a good look hun, let’s state all the facts.

  31. King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

    Does the PokeWh0re trainer A I D S Katchem want beef? I wouldn’t do that, I’ll have you rearranging your life as if it’s your self hating face. Sit down far Eastside boy

  32. Merril September 12, 2015

    She started the song off-key and that’s no shade.

  33. Jay September 12, 2015

    I don’t know why everybody think you need to be a powerhouse screaming queen to have a great singing voice. Everybody that has a great doesn’t have to kill of their vocal chords. Damn, Ciara has a great voice & she’s using what she was given. No, she’s not a powerhouse vocalist, but she CAN sing. Ya’ll need to stop expecting every singer to scream, shout, and holler to be a great singers. That’s not what makes a singer.

    • Lake Erie September 12, 2015

      Exactly, half of em make up notes anyways. High pitch/ screaming Falsetto notes is basically screaming. And anybody can do that. Hell, I do it every year when I go to cedar point soooooo…. .

    • King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

      No one is asking for that, well atleast I’m not. Just sing, IF you can. She can’t even sing her own songs. She’s a notch above Britney. Sorry, but she have a great talent, DANCING.

  34. BEY>RIH September 12, 2015

    At least it was better than rihanna’s american oxygen performance… So tragic ????????

    • Queen Molly September 12, 2015

      kiiiii I cant with that American tragedy performance

  35. Lake Erie September 12, 2015

    Smh, saying her career is dead and she can’t sing ,yet you claim you listen to her album everyday? Must be popping enough to be in yo play list right? Say her career is dead, yet you check for her on HER post with your “critiques”, the same critiques you said years ago yet, she’s still here making music that you all took time out to listeb to and is still very relevant. Yal contradict yourselves on so many levels when is come to ciara. Smh. Dummies


    Anyways, I liked your performance Ciara. Ciara made it her point over a decade ago to say she does not have the best voice but she likes to sing and works with what she has. And may I say has grown since the “Goodies” era.

    • King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

      HEHEHE, You want to @ me next time? Where should I start? Yes I bump her album because it’s a well done DANCE pop album. And her albums sale less and less each time. Her past 4 flops are less than 200K each, 500K all 4 added. WACKie only sold 60K and 100k WW, WORLD WIDE!!! That’s p1ss poor, YES album sales are low, but her singles aren’t doing any better. Body Party was the r&B hit of that summer and it’s still to this day only gold, thanks to streaming. Dance Like My Album Didn’t flop peaked on the BB Hot 100 at #100.
      “Anyways, I liked your performance Ciara. Ciara made it her point over a decade ago to say she does not have the best voice but she likes to sing and works with what she has. And may I say has grown since the “Goodies” era.”
      Clear she doesn’t believe that because she keep doing this. Janet, Madonna and so many other limited singers would NEVER do this. It’s not like she’s even pushing to sing better, she’s using her veru airy head voice when she has a better chest voice. When she’s not off key, she’ll hit verse 1 and 2 and the 3rd would come out flat and airy. I know the diff between weak, light, rich and strong voices and Ciara checks the first two… every time. BRandy isn’t a powerhouse, Aaliyah wasn’t, Jenny Echo or whatever her name is, isn’t as well. But they can sing in their range, they know their range. Ciara’s rangs is as short as Queen Molly’s D***.

    • Lake Erie September 12, 2015

      Glad you caught that , & Yup, you BUMP “Jackie” cuz it’s a well put together pop album so that makes it far from WAckie right? Lol.

      And since YOU bring up sales, Her sales hasn’t been right since Fantasy Ride and that’s no secret. I’m not even about to battle you on that. But nonetheless, Ciara is still up there among your faves to also be the most checked for. Tgj isn’t the only place where Ciara is relevant. Funny how her true fans are also the ones who give her the most constructive criticism.

      As for her singing, for Ciara, that is good. You can’t sit up here and tell me Ciara song “Sorry” is the same voice she used back in the Goodie’s era. She has grown. Yal just want her to sound like someone else and she doesn’t. Weak and light?? That sure isn’t music I’d want to work out to? You do lift right? O yea.


      And as for Little d*** Queen Molly, I can’t even argue with you on that. You might be right.

  36. Centurion September 12, 2015

    Anyway, I’ll be waiting for him to try and attempt Mariah’s ‘Emotions’ or Whitney’s IWALY since he insists on trying to defy all odds, but fails miserably at the end. I love his persistence tho. It’s a little inspiring.

  37. Queen Molly September 12, 2015

    Messy scared lil f******* needs to address me on Twitter stop showing out for Queen Martha and LB fake hooeee…..

  38. Queen Molly September 12, 2015

    Beyonce and Ciara >>>>>> Rihanna and Nicki

  39. Centurion September 12, 2015

    A b*tch can’t drag and dodges questions like a midget at a urinal but it tells people to address it on Twitter. LOL. That was funny as hell. ???? ???? ????

  40. King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

    Why Question Mark Molly have Tamar as his avi?

  41. King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

    And Rih’s AO backtrack clashes with her voice. Rihanna may not get it right everytime and need to stop smoking. But when she’s on it, she’s on it.

    • BE YOURSELF September 12, 2015

      I agree, Rihanna has improved.

    • BE YOURSELF September 12, 2015

      Keep on Preaching bro. People stay trying to shade Rihanna, but the fact of the matter is, she has improved, and yes, she is a far better singer than Ciara.

  42. Meghan Trainor Stan September 12, 2015

    How do you start off flat? Poor child. Ciara is sweet and pretty, but people need to stop pumping her head up. She cannot sing at all.

  43. Close September 12, 2015

    She sounded better than I thought she would.

    • Meghan Trainor Stan September 12, 2015

      And that’s sad because she was terrible

  44. Stephy. September 12, 2015

    She did what she could… BEYutiful.

  45. Chillitsjustpizza September 12, 2015

    Im convinced ciara is really sam.. Kii

  46. MuscleTech/Nyc September 12, 2015

    She wasn’t bad.

  47. StrawberryMuffin24 September 12, 2015

    I don’t even know what kind of singing that is sounds like she’s singing in the library trying not to be too loud all her notes were flat!

  48. Lake Erie September 12, 2015

    Lol! Same person that said she’s a sloppy street dancer now says her talent of dancing is amazing smh. Sloppy isn’t amazing last i checked but like you say about her singing, your wishy washy critiques of my fave are sloppy. Again, yal contradict like always. So if she cant sing and her dancing is sloppy, then I really don’t see your point in anything yiu say when it comes to ciara. Speak on the diamond in the rough of a fave you have,cuz last I checked, she ain’t no Beyonce.

    Again, Ciara CA

  49. jdek September 13, 2015

    LMAOO this WHISPERING adams apple transgender cannot sing a lickhahahah and you phags have the nerve to say my fave cant sing hahahah this flop is garbage bahah

  50. Jamie September 13, 2015

    Pitchy, strained, boring, just a hot ass mess…as usual

  51. @JanetCIARA_ September 13, 2015

    I wasnt here for this…. her outfit was cute doe, No Shade

  52. @JanetCIARA_ September 13, 2015

    The Michael Jackson song she did the other day on The View, was alot better

  53. Barb-wire September 13, 2015

    Didn’t know people still checked for him…

  54. Chaelin Lee (p.k.a – CL) is coming | 재 이현 김 September 13, 2015

    Starting beef?
    Lmao what kind of dramatic Queen behavior is this for a “straight” oke?

    The only beef I can imagine you must be talking about are the beef curtains you have between your legs after you let the entire male population of sector 8 has had their way with you.

    You’re UGZ b****, I love my face.

  55. shakira stan September 13, 2015

    Epic fail.

  56. Lets Be Real September 13, 2015

    You know…ima just not..its sad because im a 90s baby who grew up and was taught about the great vocalist. I actually like Ciara but i wont lie and say she has this amazing my opinion she was mediocre and one of her backup singers was the vocal star of the show.she gets gigs now which is probably due to the Wilson exposure….i guess my problem is like when youve had an expensive dinner vs dollar menu items. You cant go back satisfied.i cant listen to singers butcher songs when ive heard Whitney,Mariah,Patti,Beyonce etc vocally SLAY. Even singers with not such great range but perfect pitch are great with me.

  57. Sherry September 13, 2015

    First let me say that Ciara has blossomed into a beautiful woman. She stunningly gorgeous damn! Now onto those vocals…no, just no. She started off flat and continued into a rollercoaster of sharp notes and pitchiness. I’m not one who believes that you have to holler and hit whistle notes on every song in order to be a great vocalist, but this performance just wasn’t it. While her vocals have improved since she debuted, she could use a lot of work. Good luck Cici.

  58. Jec2 September 13, 2015

    Sam…she did that? Meaning she did it all outside of the correct key?

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