soul0 wrote:I think she handled it really well. She missed her que but handled it like a professional.
I think some users on here can be a little overzealous.... some of you seem to think that she needs to sing for her life or career during every performance, she doesn't.
This was a few songs at a sports event. Melanie has long been associated with sports and had many opportunities as a result of showing an interest and getting involved in sports. If you ask me this is a "scratch our back, we'll scratch yours". They can bill they've got a pop star performing, Melanie gets to sing a few songs and do a spot of promo... How much good it will do? Who cares. It's her maintaining her relationship with sports which will hopefully continue to lead to more opportunities in the future.
The majority of the audience will be men who will probably just go home and say 'Mel C sang a few songs at the game' ...They see it for what it is, a bit of music at a game. Hopefully a few people will say 'well she was nice... I didn't know she was still making music.... I'll have to look her up on spotify' ....I seriously doubt any of the audience members, who as said are mainly male and all with at least a few pints of beer in them (as are the viewers at home) are going to go home and say "She really struggled"...
She would have probably gone on without a sound check... they probably just gave her a microphone which was set commentary and not adjusted for singing, which is why it sounds a little flat. Also, she hasn't got her band and she is stood right in the middle of arena. For anyone who has ever sung live with in ear monitors will know she would of only been able to hear a really loud instrumental of song whilst fighting against the echo of the music and the audience. It's must of been incredibly isolating for her trying to stay on time.
As said, this isn't a make or break performance. It's bit of promo for business reasons which will continue a relationship between Melanie and the sports industry. I've just observed a European Tour where she sang magnificently, sounding incredibly each night. Do I care she sounded a bit flat at sports game? No. Pat the girl on the back and remember she could have easily lip synced her two songs.
To be fair, I think you're the one making it a big deal with such a long explanatory reply that seems to come out of nowhere. We just commented on the fact that she did a bad performance and discussed the possible reasons why. Nobody made a big deal about it as if she had struggled in the middle of the Olympics or something.
To be fair, I didn't say people were making a big deal out of it, I said I thought
some users were being over zealous.
To be fair, I was just saying what I thought
and how I saw saw the performance, as were other users who were trying to provide 'explanatory' comments on the performance such as Melanie missing her que.
To be fair, my response didn't come out of no where. It's in supplement to a dozen other fans comments and opinions about the same performance.
...and also, to be fair, she didn't give a bad performance. She can only work with the tools she given and it just appears the set up was a bit all over the place which meant it didn't sound as good as normally would.
Now, let's not make a big deal over this. Mwa!