Georgina wrote:Adelaware wrote:Watched the entire Artists Den performance last night (I think from Feb of 2011?) - one of the best Melt My Heart to Stone versions out there in my opinion - but it looked to me like she was reading lyrics off pages taped to the floor through the whole performance?
February 25th, to be precise.
I would guess that she has the lyrics on the floor in case she forgets the text. It's the same with recording from Radio 1 Live Longue Special. I don't think she has the lyrics during the concerts as there are cases when she forgets the lyrics and simply starts over, but during recorded radio and TV performances they probably make an extra endeavour to avoid it.
On the other hand the backing girls and Ben also have pages on the floor.
They aren't lyrics. Those papers on the ground are set lists. I used to collect them. I grabbed Emeli Sande's last. It just tells them the order of the songs. No way does she have lyrics on the ground. In most cases no professional would. There are photos from Artist Den to confirm. Imo, she just was feeling the songs, sitting in that chair. Lol.
Disclaimer. She read the lyrics to Steady as she goes from her phone once coz it was an impromptu performance backstage of a song not her own. And at Hootenanny New Years. Again for a song not her own.