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And The Best Performance Of The Evening Was…

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76 comments to “And The Best Performance Of The Evening Was…”

  1. 1

    I hated it and turned the channel so idk wtf you are talking about…i am sick of dramatics. Can't people just use their voices to show their talent anymore without props?????

  2. 2

    She was out of tune, honey — everyone knew it. The performance was boring and just plain "WEIRD" - with those dancers. I thought the melody was moronic. Made me want to hurl, so I muted most of her section

  3. 3

    And the worst foe me was Bieber, the worst lip syncing I have ever seen. and winning the best new pop star, I just dont get him. a hyped up,silly kid who would never have made it on AI……..

  4. 4

    She is incredibly talented. For once (and only once) I agree with Perez - stunning.

  5. 5

    The whole family was griping about how long this song seemed…and how boring it was. We would have voted it one of the worst performances for sure.

  6. 6

    Yes!! Out of tune and painfully boring!!!! Plain awful!!

  7. 7

    I thought she was terrific, a great talent!!

  8. 8

    no kidding she stole the show - man, this woman can really belt it out and the song is FABULOUS! the video for it is pretty great too!

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  10. 10

    I was totally bored out of mind with this performance..honestly, i don't even like the song.

  11. 11

    This woman's talent just put the other performers to shame. She is what REAL talent sounds like.

  12. 12

    STFU Perez! I still don't know who this bitch is but her song and performance sucked. Don't know why she was on the show, she's a nobody. Justin Biebers performance was the best.

  13. 13

    I thought she ruled! It's nice to see that some singers actually sing, not to a track and not with a robot enhanced voice effect. She also let the dancers do the dancing, wish more acts would pick one or the other. GREAT JOB!

  14. 14

    It was awful! And she looks really really old!

  15. 15

    i changed the channel on that artst fartsy crap

  16. 16

    Wow!! I totally do not get all the negative comments on her. I cannot say I am a big fan but this was definitely the best performance. The crowd went crazy after it and she received the loudest applause!! And frankly, I wanted to see a big production or two. If I wanted to see just a singer playing an instrument I could have gone to a local coffee shop on an open mic night.

  17. 17

    And for all of you who thought she sang out of tune, I guess you missed Taylor Swift's performance…..again.

  18. 18

    no way. period. i changed the channel.

  19. 19

    if Perez thinks Gaga and this was the best thing no wonder all his "talent" he found hasn't gone anywhere hahaha

  20. 20

    Ewww it was AWFUL! Her tone is awful and it was painful to watch/listen to her!

  21. 21

    Re: polishhottie1 – you have no taste, go back to primary school

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  23. 23

    Ugh. No wonder I never read the comments, you people have no taste. She was wonderful, unique, and just beautiful… you don't have to be 15 to look beautiful, the dancers were mimicking the original video which if any of you had any taste would have already seen, and seriously Justin Bieber was awful… if you can't even get it together to sing live than you have no business being a singer.

  24. CesX says – reply to this


    I agree with you!!

  25. 25

    Stop lying Perez. I was there and between she and Taylor Swift, they both had the least applause. Kanye and Drake was the loudest.

  26. 26

    Usher was the best

  27. 27

    She had the BEST TALENT they had on any of the stages!! She actually sings and can sing like no other, her voice is amazing!! She is creative maybe not as outlandish as yall's fearless leader Gaga, but she original is sound and style! She rocks. Usher, looked like he's getting to old to keep up with the young crowd and didn't sing but 3 lines. Bieber, I am just to old for to watch him, not to diss his talent, Taylor Swift is off everytime she sings not impressed with her vocals at all. Fancy was good by Drake though!! Evansence was good too!

  28. 28

    Re: dannyp – I AGREE!!! SHE"S AMAZING!

  29. 29

    Re: dannyp – "Ugh. No wonder I never read the comments, you people have no taste." My thoughts exactly! Lol

  30. 30

    By far THE WORST performance of the night! She sang live but it wasn't even good! (And yes, Taylor Swift was horrible as well but that's a given!) This performance was a cheap copy of a Britney Spears music video mixed with Avatar tribal dancing. It was crap. And boring. Now, to all you people who hate lip-synced performances, I'm sure you understand that to dance during a performance means that you can't sing, right? So either you want to see a show or you want to see someone standing there singing. Usher put on the best show of the night. His dance moves are the next thing to Michael Jackson…amazing! He can thrill an audience. But if you just want to hear someone sing then pop is not the genre for you. Pop is about live performances. Folk is about live singing. Depends on what you prefer. To me, flo & the machine was boring but I like shows rather than flat singing.

  31. barb says – reply to this


    Hated it, my family also of all ages hated it.

  32. 32

    Yes!!! amazing!

  33. 33

    Re: Tinalouise – Same.

  34. 34

    I liked it

  35. 35

    Even though I like Florence…… I was so bored watching it. She can sang WAY better than most singers of modern music. So all them people saying she can't needs to shut it! But, it was boring none the least. Usher's performance I found very entertaining…. but, I don't care for his songs! :(

  36. 36

    WORST Performance of the night…..HATED IT!!!!!

  37. 37

    But not nearly as much as I HATE Perez, Im a child molesting hypocrite, Hilton

  38. 38

    Finally, the VMA's show some proper talent - amazing voice, fully clothed and singing live…for those of you who think she is "old" and "out of tune", my guess is you think real talent lies with the likes of Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus. Broaden your musical horizons people, there is a big wide world of music out there beyond the Hollywood/Disneyland pop factory!!

  39. 39

    wow, people have no taste!! she was not off key what-so-ever. if you have no idea what you are talking about, then don't talk. she did amazing!!

  40. 40

    She was out of tune ALL THE TIMEm never hit the right key. It was boring and killed my ears. Are u deaf or what? I liked Usher's and Linkin Park.

  41. 41

    getting so tired of these random groups with choir singers behind them
    its so lame

  42. 42

    Re: Tinalouise – You're clueless. She did use her real voice, unlike all those artists who performed that lip synced. She has real talent and no one else really sang that night other than Florence. She didn't use any props.

  43. 43

  44. 44

    Re: Novel1 – She wasn't out of tune, you're just comparing her to all the other performers who was lip syncing and had their voices autotuned. Of course the other people were perfectly in tune, they weren't singing. And if you knew art, the dancers weren't weird, they were amazing. And you wouldn't be able to do half of that shit.

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  46. 46

    Gosh some of you americans really do have an awful opinion on music from the comments ive read hating on florence. She has such a powerful voice and doesnt need auto tune or any of that nonsense

  47. 47

    also, totally agree with the above, you just comparing her to performers who dont sing live or are auto tuned she is AMAZING!

  48. 48

    Everyone commenting is being ridiculous. She was the only one that performed LIVE and beautifully. Hayley Williams let me down. And Bieber was okay, everything he does is expected though. I was pleasantly surprised with Florence. She has genuine talent, and if you thought she was "boring" or "put you to sleep" you obviously don't know what real music is. You're probably one of those fools who think rap music is real music.

  49. 49

    This bitch looks OLD! I thought she was in her last 30s maybe early 40s, but it turns out she's two years younger than me! 24 years old! Am I alone on this?

  50. 50

    I totally agree. She can singgggggg. She was the only one who is worth seeing life. I feel like all these "famous" singers are only great if they have help with some tuning machines.

  51. 51

    Re: dannyp – My thoughts exactly. lol why are there neg comments and if your read their reasoning it just sounds like brain dead kids who wants to see a half naked girl singing about something so vapid.

  52. 52

    I can see how some would think she's out of tune. I find her to be a bit too indulgent at times, but not unbearable.

    For me, I wouldn't even bother to illegally download her music.

  53. 53

    Pure rip off of Sarah Brightman. Just lost a lot of respect for Florence :(

  54. 54

    Okay. Personally. I think it freaking sucked! The song is retarded and she just isn't that good. I completely did not like it at all.

  55. 55

    Awesome to recreate the actual video. And yes she can sing. LUNGS is a breathtaking album, although this isn't one of my favorites songs from there.

  56. 56

    she wasnt good at all, her voice was terrible

  57. 57

    I sort of agree with the out of tune part, which she was in a few spots but for the most part she was awesome and she sang live! People are so harsh on singers wanting them to be perfect but that's what live performances are supposed to be about, anything can happen and that's what true artists sound like. Not your autotuned crap us americans are sooo accustom to. She's got talent, a unique voice, and it's a shame that americans can not appreciate that. But I don't put a lot of faith in people in this country to understand true talent. That's why crap artists like Britney Spears and Taylor Swift are popular. People have no taste nowadays.

  58. 58

    alright first off…. who the eff is this? like i saw she was nominated for a few VMAS.. i mean maybe they know her over in Britain or whatever but i have never ONCE heard her song on the radio or ever seen her music video. the only thing i can remember it from is one of the annoying apple commercials. & as for the performance… i thought her singing was good but her outfit…. so outdated and just plain blah

  59. 59

    I wonder how many grandchildren she has. hmmmmm.

  60. 60

    that was beautiful.
    No joke.
    You people saying negative things are infatuated by Justin Bieber.
    enough said.

  61. 61

    I thought she WAS lip-syncing — and badly. Maybe something was wrong with my image but the sound barely synced with the motion of her mouth.

  62. 62

    I thought that performance was the highlight of the show. People dissing it and wondering who Florence + the Machine are need to expand their musical taste a bit and look into bands that aren't spoon fed to you during episodes of Jersey Shore or The Hills. It seems if it's not something by Bieber or Gaga, it's trash. Also, I guess if it's not manufactured by a huge label and packaged just right, people won't listen to it. I guess that means I'm a dollar bin shopper who likes the Barbie doll that's missing hair and only has one leg. I'm totally okay with that.

  63. 63

    I'm 43 and totally out of the loop of what's hot and what's not. All I ever listen to is 70's and 80's. That being said, I was flipping channels between the VMA's and Snapped when Florence came on to sing. I am in love with this song and the way she sings. She was captivating. I've listened to this song at least half a dozen times today, love it. She looked beautiful and sounded beautiful. Very classy. BTW, she's only 24, not old by any means. I can't believe anyone would think she was out of tune and boring. Are you people tone deaf and blind? I think you are.

  64. slgee says – reply to this


    Re: jeffskittygirl
    That makes me happy it caught your attention.

  65. 65

    she was amazing!

  66. 66

    Loved her, loved her, loved her. No wonder you all think she was bad, you're infatuated with no-talent losers like Bieber, Kanye, Drake, etc. Sorry, it doesn't take a whole lot of talent to talk fast over other people's music.

    Florence has natural, raw talent. She can sing live, and without a track of herself playing underneath her singing (hello Usher and Rihanna.) You people need to get some taste.

  67. 67

    Re: isabellatrix – I think I love you.

  68. 68

    Re: isabellatrix – You are spot on !! Talent and ability is what she has. I just don't get Bieber fever and Rhianna and Usher and Drake? Whatever. This woman can SING, live, and not all dubbed up.

  69. 69

    Re: polishhottie1 – OMG! Justin Bieber for real? I guess u just another kids who just hits puberty and don't know what is the real talent. Justin Bieber is lip synching, bitch. What's great about that?

  70. 70

    Re: projectnow – If you really a good singer and got the talent, u can sing fucking LIVE! Look at Beyonce.

  71. 71

    It was horrible!!!!!!

  72. 72

    Hmmm the American Music Industry is still considerably behind when compared with artists in the UK, Europe and the East!
    Its great to see a British alternative act pushing through all the synthesized American hip-hip/pop!
    Hurrah FLORENCE!!

  73. 73

    Re: polishhottie1

    Justin Beiber didn't even sing live he's an Usher wannabe. Florence and the Machine is different than most of the crap thats on the radio now. I was glad to see her perform it was awesome.

  74. 74

    she has a great voice but she bored the hell out of me say what you want about usher and beyonce but atleast they put on a fucking show i would never pay to see someone sit and sing/rap a damn sing
    betta get your ass up and break a sweat
    thats not entertaining to me i can hear people sing on a damn CD but i need some visual excitement and she wasn't it
    to be honest there aren't to many real performers anymore 60- 80s were the best time to look at artist perform meaning (having a dance routine and making the show fun) now everyone is boring to me no matter what genre

  75. 75

    This song is interesting and just makes me want to dance all night.She got the most applause and she looked stunning! like a queen that dress is beautiful it goes so well with her soft complexion and gorgeous red hair! loves it fav

  76. 76

    Her voice is strong and infectious~!