The Tonight Show saw Solange stop by to perform two cuts from her critically acclaimed album A Seat at the Table.
All in red and serving up art-school realness, the Diva and her unsure backing gave Rise and Weary the live treatment on the night. Yes, there was meaning behind the tethered look, but focus from that was pulled by the awkward harmonies and shoddy implementation of choreography.
Solange sounded good though, and more confident than on her SNL set. Perhaps it's a case of Solo getting used to the new material?
An extra festive version of The Late Late Show's Carpool karaoke has made its way to YouTube today. Featuring many of the stars who've hitched a ride with James over the series, the video sees them unite to tackle the gargantuan, All I want For Christmas.
Dreamgirls' And I am Telling You is a guaranteed throat masher. Stamina, range and mastery over timbre is requisite in doing the anthem justice and communicating the passion and wilfulness of the lyric. Both the Jennifers (Holliday and Hudson) understood this, and it's why their versions have become synonymous with the song.
The loss of Whitney Houston is still being felt today, four years after her passing. Being such an iconic vocalist, it's no surprise those she has inspired have wished to tribute her memory through their own work. A Diva who has done just that is Malaysian singer Siti Nurhaliza.
Taking Memories, one of Houston's lesser known recordings, the song has been reworked into a duet between the pair. The blurb from the video provides further insight into the project:
With hundreds of millions of social media fans between them- performers and models alike- you may be surprised to hear that this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show had the lowest viewership ever. Welp!
Lady Gaga- along with Bruno Mars and The Weeknd- were the acts that took part in the annual event, this year held in Paris. Gaga offered up two separate performances, one being upbeat, the other sombre. It was similar in many ways to Rihanna's Diamonds/ Phresh out the Runway slayage at the 2012 catwalk.
Anyone want to watch Madonna's Carpool Karaoke session?
I don't, so I won't. I'm too hungover and too damn tired to stand for James Corden's shtick and (please don't call me) Madges' attention seeking antics. Granted, this could be a simple sing and drive scenario, but knowing the Diva, she's going to want to be extra and I can't stomach that right now.
For those of you who can, enjoy Madonna's ride on the The Late Late Show's Carpool Karaoke.