Year in Review: A chance to reflect on this year's music moments
As tradition for the month of December, MusicLife will post year in reviews on top music moments for 2012. . . . according to us! This is for those that didn't get a chance to see it or who saw but want to see it again.
These are the Top 10 Must See Performances of 2012, so take a moment or two to view these amazing performances.
(In no particular order)
1. 8 Flavahz Madonna performance on ABDC
My jaw dropped to the floor from the moment they started! I was lost for words. . .all I could say was WTH just happened? I mean did I just see that? 8 Flavahz basically told the other crews to go ahead and pack up their banners up and go home!!!! They lived and breathed Madonna for this challenge and not one member was born when Vogue was released in 1990. From the fast wacking, quick drop to the side split . . .just CRAY CRAY!! Definitely earned the title of We Are Hero's Crack Babies of Dance!!!! (Click here to view We Are Heroes).
2. Amanda Brown performs Aerosmith's Dream On on The Voice
This performance proved Amanda could rock out with the best of them! Not only did she kill the vocals but her stage presence was awesome and the high notes she hit at the end. . .WHAT!!!!
3. Carly Rose Soneclar performs Nina Simone's Feeling Good on X-Factor
This was an UNBELIEVABLE performance and it was just her audition. For a 12 year old, she wowed not just the audience but judges (even Simon looked in disbelief) as she SANG that song with such grown emotion.
4. Bruno Mars performs Runaway Bride at the Grammys
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This performance was great!!! Bruno's energy and vibe completely stole the show! This is an example of what a performance should look like. Ladies and gentleman, this is the James Brown/Jackie Wilson of our day!! His swag stays on ONE MILLION!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
5. Pink's performs Try at the AMAs
Simply AMAZING!! The "neck to neck" position she started the performance in had my jaw on the floor. Pink continues to slam all the lipsyncers out there as she showed off her strength, flexibility, and vocal control during an acrobatic-like performance. What can't this chick NOT do?
6. Cyrus and All-Star Twitch perform on So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD)
Throughout Season 9 of SYTYCD, Cyrus has been introducing the world to a form a dance known as "animation," which can only be described as the robot and popping meets expression and passion. In this performance with Twitch, we get to see the full amazingness of this art form!!! For me, this was the performance I waited for all season!!!!
This was Adele's night not because she won record, song, and album of the year but because it was her first performance after having vocal cord surgery. It was her moment to show people she was back and what a great way by starting the performance A capella so people could hear with no interference the beauty and strength in her voice. This was her full circle moment!
This performance not only showcased the winners of SYTYCD Season 9, the first time there was a male and female winner, but also the very first time having two classically trained ballet dancers perform the quality of dance that was performed here. Simply, hard work and tremendous talent!!!!
Her performance gave the show life! It was just absolutely AMAZING!! Melanie sang the hell out of that song and gave me goosebumps.
10. JHud's Whit performance at Grammys
There was NO other artist that should have been standing in that spotlight when the lights came up. This was the moment the world was waiting for to hear how JHud was going to pull this off. Although I felt she held back a bit, I understand the emotion and last minute pressure she must have been going through..
What performance should we have included?
What was your favorite performance of 2012?