This is … odd.
Everyone knows what a teleprompter is, right? You've probably seen people read from them at awards shows or on the news. Basically they are used so the talent isn't bogged down to memorize any lines.
A Perezcious reader was in the audience of Beyonce's show last night in New York and shared with us this surreal tidbit - Beyonce uses a teleprompter.
Now, we don't know if this was show specific or if she uses it frequently, but Queen B was definitely being helped with a script while performing at Roseland last night. Everything was written out for her : every song lyric, intro, even prompts to engage with the audience. Every moment, to the dramatic pauses to the audience cheers were scripted and planned ahead of time. Our reader added:
"It was so distracting that for the first few songs everyone in my immediate area was watching the screen talking the script out loud before she was. It became especially ironic/humorous when she was talking about becoming an actress yet shes reading off of a prompter instead of memorizing the damn words."
Yeah, that's pretty ironic, but you know what? We're not going to harp on Beyonce for this one. The thing is, we bet this show got put together very quickly and she probably didn't have a lot of time to prepare. Knowing Beyonce as we do, she was probably more concerned with ensuring that each performance would kill, especially since a lot of the songs on the album she has never performed publicly before.
Is she better than this? Of course. Should she have waited to tour till she was ready and not rush into a string of shows without rehearsal? Probably. Is listening to her golden voice pierce the air with song as only she can worth the not-so-subtle distraction? Depends we guess.
What do U think? Cut her some slack or demand on the best from the diva?
[Image via WENN.]
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