Today my post is going to be ever so slightly controversial. Well, you might ask how is a post about Cheryl Cole and and Gary Barlow’s performance going to be controversial? If you check out Youtube ,you will realise that on most uploaded versions people hate Cheryl Cole’s performance- saying she hasn’t sung it well etc. Now, I, on the other hand have fallen hard for it. I thought that both Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow (of Take That fame) put on a passionate and rather intense performance. The fact the pair of them looked great, the crown style stage, and thousands of people cheering definetely helped.
|Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow giving an electric performance at the Party at the Palace concert|
I have heard the song ‘Need you now’ by Lady Antebellum, and though it was pleasant it was very forgettable. It was too ‘country’ for my taste, and it pretty much went in one ear and out the other; though the chorus was catchy. There didn’t seem to be any drawing force to the song.
Somehow when Gary and Cheryl sang the duet ‘Need You Now’ it took on a life of its own. It does help that Gary Barlow is a great singer from Take That and I don’t care what anybody says I think Cheryl Cole held her own beautifully. In fact, the two performed so well, and seemed to have great chemistry that for a minute my friend and I were left wondering what it would be like if the two dated. Gary Barlow was buzzing with energy, as he tapped his foot and danced as Cheryl leaned in and sang from the soul.
|Gary Barlow dancing as Cheryl sings|
I like powerful duet perfromances, the singers not only have to sing a great song but put on a great show. Another one of my favourite performances is Enrique Iglesias and Nicole Scherzinger’s many performances of their duet Heartbeat on stage, ( BTW I hate the official music video).