Ashanti‘s biggest hits may have been mobilised by her cute coos, but these days the R&B belle seems intent on proving the potency of her pipes.
Case in point last night’s showing at the NBA game between the New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors.
The 38-year-old took front stage center to perform the US National Anthem (the ‘Star Spanned Banner’).
How did she do? Head below to find out…
Granted some corners of the vocal were sharp and we’re not sure belty songs of this ilk best suit her voice, this was decent holistically.
Say what folk will about Ms. Douglas, but there’s no denying she does have a sweet tone. If only she had fresh material out to further showcase it.
We’re just as baffled as
she is the next person about her ever promised new project. However, we’re hopeful it surfaces sooner rather than later. Because, like we keep stressing, it’s grating to watch her effectively bench herself while her peers soar.
Indie is a great route for some, but we’re yet to be convinced that it’s working out all that well for Ashanti.
Sure, she’s not missing a check and is a shrewd enough businesswoman to have multiple, healthy revenue streams. But surely all of her activities would benefit from her having well-promoted music in the marketplace too?
Anyway, enough of our rambling. What are…