Friday, 27 April 2012

Katy Perry Performs "Part Of Me" Live At American Idol

Katy Perry demonstrating the face I had on while watching this performance.


Katy Perry really followed through with the military theme of the promo for Part Of Me when she took it live to the stage at American Idol. Arriving from the rafters with her platoon, as if airlifted in, I had unjustifiably high hopes for this performance. But boy, was it pitchy! It wasn't even as if the dancing made up for it, or excused it, because that was flat and lacking energy.

At least there was the distraction of looking for all the military related paraphernalia they could pack in, to take the edge off. Small blessings,eh? Army style clothing - well camouflage and use of nets- a couple of "night vision" shots and an army drill segment before the middle-eight, were just some of the things I spotted. This was more "sexy recruitment drive" for the Army than an accomplished pop performance. Still love the song, though!



34 comments:

  1. That awkward moment when a contestant from The Voice sings it better than her...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix_Qe6xNpws

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  2. I've heard worse from her. I personally think it wasn't too bad; I would say it is more 'weak' and breathy than pitchy. In the recording she switches from chest to head voice a lot, and I find that it's hard to sing in head when you are out of breath. 

    I think she could have given a much better performance here if she just cut down the dance moves a bit. Pink doesn't dance much, but belts out a great live performance. Also, although I believe that Gaga pulls off the dance/singing live combo the best, you can still sometimes see her step forward from the dancers, strike a pose and keep still for a couple of moments to get her breath back. 

    But overall, kudos to Katy once more for not miming/lip-synching (even though the recorded bvs were sooo high in the mix!!). And I loved the staging, particularly the descending from the ceiling.

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  3. I have to agree with you, and join in with and your giving of kudos about Katy singing live but i can't have you comparing her to Pink. OH NO YOU DIDN'T! I've seen her live and she is pretty involved: running/ jumping about, dancing, and her voice never waivers. She is a different kettle of fish all together, IMO. But yah, Gaga is in her own lane. I wonder if I can get tickets for her upcoming gig at Twickenham. Got to see that woman live.

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  4. Haha! I know, I like Lindsey's version a lot better than Katy's. 

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  5. Beyonce is also another one whose has mastered singing and dancing at the same time. 

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  6. Don't you mean American Idol?

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  7. What would I do without you, Hannah!

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  8. I am wondering that if her personal life and extensive touring is taking its toll on her, I have heard her sing so much better than of what she has delivered recently.

    I think she has lost her confidence a little recently, its a wee shame! I do feel for her. I do agree with Karen its not her worst but I wish she would strip this song back as it would suit the subject matter of the song far better and would give the song the bite it really needs.

    Either way she is clearly here to stay -  I just wish she would get a handle on this whole inconsistent vocal thing (and quit dodging the higher belted notes).

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  9. yeah its better than a lot of the stuff shes done before but i agree it was really pitchy and her vocals on the chorus are just off 
    idk 

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  10. Just heard that this performance was pre-recorded. 

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  11. yeah she did it wednesday 

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  12. HAVE YOU SEEN THE BORN THIS WAY BALL STAGE OMFG it is incredible - and yeah pink - isnt set on choreographed sets but live shes always moving around and her voice still sounds great 

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  13. LOL - yes you are right, Pink does move about a fair bit too - I've seen her live three times and she blew me away, especially spinning upside-down 30 feet up on a silk and STILL SINGING PERFECTLY! Yes, Pink is miles better than Katy, my point simply being that she knows her limits and admits she is a crap dancer - Katy is trying to be something she's not.

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  14. Less movement = better singing: 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXyOY-cbr-k

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  15. She's a bad singer and this song is generic and has the same beat that almost all of her songs. Her dancing skills are terrible too.At least she sang live, but God I completly dislike her live voice, it sounds so... damaging to my ears.

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  16. whats sad is that her performance abilities are just as bad as her songs 
    im not trying to be mean but her music is just bubblegum pop tailored for naive teeny boppers who like her music because its easy to digest - also ive heard some of her older songs before she became katy perry and i must say she shouldve stayed with that route 

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  17. OH i see. I am quite dense at times, so you need to spell these things out for me! Also jealous of your 3 times seeing pink!! ARGH

    http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyf5ch2IJ71r9d4v1o1_500.gif

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  18. It's still live vocals so it doesn't actually matter. Most performers pre-record American Idol performances due to scheduling conflicts (i.e. the performer can't be there on thursday, on tour, etc). It's not like they touched the vocals, listen how horrible that is.

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  19. I actually like this song but the production is so f uninspired! It sounds so generic and cheap. And the middle eight was written horribly, otherwise strong lyrics. She needs to stop dancing cause her singing alone needs a lot of fixing. In order to sing and dance, you need to at least be a stable singer. She is pitchy even when she's just standing there, what makes her think she can sing and dance at the same time? I'm so mad because I actually like her and I usually root for her but all her Part of Me performances are a big mess.

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  20. Ha! That Nicki gif scares me. Where do you find these gifs DD?

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  21. HA! Just read the caption under the picture!

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  22. Lol I agree with Karen, I think that Nicki gif has scarred me for life...thanks for that haha

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  23. In certain situations her voice can be quite lovely, but er this wasn't one of them. I give her props for singing rather than lipping while dancing though. I loved the rappelling down to the performance!

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  24. I think this performance was pretty good !  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu5nTHRK0lI

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  25. I think this performance is pretty good (except the end, i find it messy) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu5nTHRK0lI

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  26. Actually, all you assholes are wrong. She still has her upper respiratory infection she's been tweeting about recently and even admitted at a recent private concert for a Naval Base.

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  27. I know Karen, I am gonna be hunting down this tumblr site to snaggle some hehe they totally rock those gifs x

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  28. I've never been a fan of Katy live. Her vocals are pitchy, strained and altogether painful to listen to. I actually find mysekf getting embarrassed FOR her the longer the performance drags on.
     
    Bless her heart...lol.

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    hey did u get tickets to gaga at twickenham i think the second date is still selling the first date is sold out i think

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