I never much cared for her music with the group N-Dubz, and haven't liked her new song Young; but I've always thought there was something interesting about X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos' voice.
Taking to the microphone at Radio 1's Über cool Live Lounge, Tulisa took on Sia and David Guetta's belter of a track Titanium. An apt song choice considering all the controversy surrounding her and that tape at the moment...nuff said.
There are some tuning issues at the start, but the tone of her voice remains interesting and engaging throughout. Initially it's soft and slightly airy, but as she builds to the chorus, switching to her belt, it takes on a rockier edge and a more confident and assured tone. It's a delivery choice that works really well with the lyrics of the song, and proves further to me that there is something a little special about this young woman's voice.
Now all Tulisa needs is the material to show that off.