Yep, the Rihanna embargo has been lifted, because honestly I just don't care enough to keep it going. With that out the way, take a look at her performance of new single Where Have You Been on the American Idol season 11 Final.
There has certainly been growth in the star in regards to her stage presence, and her involvement with the choreography, and that has to be given credit. Also, unlike other people in the industry, Rihanna, always seems to sing live, admittedly over quite a filled out backing track. Whether you appreciate that "experience" or not is another thing. However, I like to see people giving it a good go and RiRi certainly is getting more accomplished as a live vocalist.
I have to confess though the thing that really had me mesmerised was the light show! I'm like a moth to the flame when it comes to flashing and twinkling lights, and there was plenty of that in this production. Some, more shady people, may say so many photons were used to distract from the performance, but I would say they added to the whole shebang, rather than pulled focus from any one element.
Definitely a step up from the Rihanna I saw last year on the Loud tour.