Watch: SZA Struggles With ‘All The Stars’ At Coachella

Published: Saturday 14th Apr 2018 by Sam

Off-days. Every artist has them. Just ask SZA. 

The rising star took to the stage at the first day of Coachella last night and aimed to please with an array of jams from her debut ‘CTRL’ and guest spots.

However, while corners of her set were well-received, others left much to be desired.

Beyond admitting to not being able to perform all of the songs she’d planned to, she seemed to struggle through ‘All Of The Stars’ when performing the ‘Black Panther’ cut with Kendrick Lamar. 

See what we mean below…


She sounded winded and was doing too much (literally).

Perhaps a newbie error, but it’s never advisable under such circumstances to take on the task of performing the entire song alone note for note. She should have, at the very least, had backing vocalists and punched in with the track come the chorus.

For her sake, next weekend’s performance needs to be much more polished.

Your thoughts?

[Photo credit: Getty]

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  1. Fancy BISH April 14, 2018

    Those notes just weren’t available for her at the moment lol…it happens *Mariah voice* ??

    • RihNaj April 14, 2018

      Rihanna would Neva!!! Don’t @ me

      • Fancy BISH April 14, 2018

        And then a hero comes along ? Rihanna’s rendition of Slayro was….quite interesting lol

    • China April 14, 2018

      Mariah is an ICONIC singer/songwriter. The OG. SZA is a jody wately wig wearing wannabe who is a STUDIO singer…..Her 10 mins is about up……10….9…8…………….

      • SMH April 14, 2018

        What is it with you comparing this girl to Jody Watley? Jody Watley is a dance artist that actually won a Grammy so your attempt at shade is a fail.

      • Fancy BISH April 15, 2018

        Jody Vanessa Watley is BOMB hunnie ?? She has hits for days lol

    • Jasmine April 14, 2018

      I’m sure lots of these current “artists” aka models sound the same if not worse if they performed without a playback track. Janet Jackson taught all these current artists (Beyonce, Rihanna, white and hispanic artists, etc how to sing on top of a playback track to layer their vocals) so I’m not sure why Sza thought it would be good to sing without a playback track. Unless you are a true singer who just sings for a living with minimal dancing then a playback track is needed. I give Sza props though because she was brave enough to sing without one.

    • Vaughn April 15, 2018

      Umm err we all have our bad days but ive seen her live before and she was JUST AS AWFUL! She is just not that great of a singer period point blank! NO wonder she said she is retiring after this album lol

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  3. Dev April 14, 2018

    You can tell that she’s a stand still and sing girl, so all these movements and probably doing the hardest and most upbeat song for her last was a bad idea

  4. steve April 14, 2018

    We all have days when we are not our best. Can we give her a break.

  5. Ashanti #1 Fan April 14, 2018

    See I don’t like that all these people can get a past but when it came to Ashanti they were like she is terrible! Nah no pass here

  6. BeyKnowlesBest April 14, 2018

    it’s too too early in her career that’s all I’ll say.

  7. JK April 14, 2018

    That performance was tight, she sounded much better than any other artist under the circumstances. Stop nitpicking it’s petty

  8. #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY/STREAM “JOYRIDE” EVERYWHERE NOW) April 14, 2018

    I am not surprised by this.
    This isn’t her first time sounding off and doing way too much with her vocals on stage.

    Talented artist but on the stage nope.
    Tinashe is better live but this go around SZA just has a solid album.

  9. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ April 14, 2018

    Lol new artists suck

  10. Guest April 14, 2018

    Yeah. This is bad. Her performance of Consideration performance was bad too. That seems like a song that wouldn’t translate well on stage anyway though so I left it alone.

  11. LB April 14, 2018

    So people are mad at SZA for her struggle vocals but give Rihanna a pass?

    • DanYiel Iman April 15, 2018

      Exactly she’s always off key & her pitch SUCKS!!

  12. Martaevia La’wayne April 14, 2018

    Why is this important though? She’s human just like all the rest of us. No one is perfect.I bet her bank account is nice!

    • SMH April 14, 2018

      Doubt it. She’s a streaming artist.

  13. IG -WILLKINGING April 14, 2018

    At least girl sang live which is more than a lot of your faves do, she is brave and though it was the worst choice to use such up beat fancy tempo as her last song and she was doing way to damn much for that song , she gets b for effort and she looks good tbh. Sza for the win can’t wait for king bets performance though!

  14. DanYiel Iman April 15, 2018

    She sounds good to me!! This site is great for HATING ON ARTISTS MAKING MILLIONS!!

  15. ZughHefner April 15, 2018

    Honestly if you’ve followed her career you know she’s sounded worse she’s either going to kill it Or she lets her nerves get the best of her, When she was told her set was getting cut she probably immediately went to her head.

  16. Jasmine April 18, 2018

    She has yet to impress me… I listened to her album and don’t understand what the hype is about. I was bored after the first few tracks… she is nothing special….

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