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WATCH: Kylie Minogue Channels Her Inner Annie Lennox In “Must Be An Angel”

Kylie Minogue is teasing the November 29 release of her new  concert album/DVD, Aphrodite Les Folies: Live In London, with this clip of her performing the Eurythmics’ “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart).” 

Filmed over two nights at London’s The O2 Arena, the show highlights Minogue’s incredible presence and insistence on top-notch production values.

Why this woman isn’t may-jor in the U.S. we’ll never understand.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Nov 12, 2011
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  • 19 Comments
    • Aaron
      Aaron

      What a kitschy performance. Boring choreography, whiny voice.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      I definitely prefer the original from the legendary Annie Lennox.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      @Aaron: I have to agree. It was kitschy. Which is fine if that’s what she’s striving for but if you compare it to Madonna’s last concert, you can see a big difference. One is Las Vegas revue like and the other is an incredible concert experience.

      Voice-wise, Kylie was never the strongest singer, like Madonna, Janet, JLo, etc. And this song, which is one of my favs, was a tough choice. She let the backup singers sing the harder parts. It was just ok.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      I like Kylie, and love how she has embraced her gay fans.
      That being said– this was a total stinker.
      Singing someone else’ song is like borrowing
      underwear. You have to have a lot of confidence in
      the other person, and you have to have the goods to outshine.

      Her voice is weak, and flat- the dancing is like a cheap
      Vegas R-rated strip show.

      I like some of her other stuff, this was just a big bad mistake.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • todd
      todd

      And there we have it people. The reason she’s not so big in the US is because four out of four respected critics think she stunk. And for once I have to agree with the group on this one. I can sing all the high notes in this and I think she should have attempted at least the last chorus, that would have wowed everyone. On the other hand, She does know how to make a concert seem like a circuit party! Anybody have the angel’s phone number?

      Nov 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Starry Eyed
      Starry Eyed

      In Kylie’s defense, she sang this song at her Washington D.C. tour stop on the “Aphrodite 2011 Tour” and Kylie, her back-up vocalists, and her dancers did a wonderful job. Her entire show was incredible and I would see her again- her voice is amazing when you hear it live!

      Nov 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JWilliamson
      JWilliamson

      Kylie’s done some fantastic numbers live, but that’s not one of them.

      Here she is at Jools Holland’s live recording for the Annual Hootenanny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9io301mKZ0

      Nov 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MSquare
      MSquare

      I watched the concert, and it’s amazing. I’m marking the calendar for the DVD release. That being said, this may have not been the strongest number.

      The stage had some technical features I haven’t seen anybody else do, D&G did the wardrobe (I’m sure they’ll take the kitschy feed-backs in account lol), choreography is smart and sophisticated (and boys and girls don’t mix ;) ), the stage is massive.

      IMHO after going through the cancer scare, Kylie went all out with this tour artistically and technically. Rent it/buy it/don’t miss it.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      She was amazing live when I saw her in Texas. She even sang acapaella and sounded incredible. She’s got a great tone and better range than people realize. People bitch when women oversing like Christina, Beyonce and Mariah, they bitch when they can’t sing live (Britney, Janet) and they bitch when they’re actually decent singers (Madonna, Kylie) but not technically skilled like Whitney Houston.

      Kylie should be a major star in the US and I’ve always loved her music more than GaGa or Brit. She’s not in Madonna’s league but she’s still awesome.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted C.
      Ted C.

      You guys say “kitschy” like it’s a bad thing.

      I don’t know why Americans dislike Kylie. I think Americans just don’t know how to have fun.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted C.
      Ted C.

      Actually, I think this amateur vid of the same number (in Berlin) does a much better job of capturing Kylie’s star power: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CROb7jYqyS0

      Nov 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch
      Cinesnatch

      Minogue is quite a showman; I wouldn’t mind seeing her in concert. She can’t hold a candle to Annie Lennox, but, not for nothing, she certainly wants to entertain her fans.

      Nov 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sam
      sam

      Oh come on people, you’re reaching.

      Having b een in the Splash Zone of the Aphrodite tour, I can tell you that she absolutely blew us away with this song, and would’ve done Ms Annie proud.
      Are you listening to her at the end of the bridge? A-may-zing.

      She has far more stage presence than even the Madonna’s of the world. Such lightness and pure happiness comes from this woman she sings, and this tour was absolutely BEYOND anything anyone has done as a pop tour.

      Kylie absolutely raped the competition with this show. Even just in terms of stagecraft.

      I’ve yet to see another pop star leave half the crowd soaking wet ;-)

      Nov 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveC
      SteveC

      Kylie is the Queen of The Gays.

      Bow down and worship bitches!

      Nov 12, 2011 at 11:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeyB
      JoeyB

      I would love for Adele to sing this.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lona
      Lona

      @Aaron:
      Aaron!!!! leave her alone LOL

      Nov 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dorchester
      Dorchester

      Actually, I was prepared to hate this as you’ve gotta be a singer to take on Annie Lennox, but I am quite impressed. Nice job. Sure she can’t compare to Annie – who can?- but still fun and sweet.

      Nov 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BrettT
      BrettT

      Don’t know why she chose to cover that song when she does a fine job of her own:

      Nov 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joan
      Joan

      It was smug/stupid of her to think she had the pipes to tackle that song.

      Nov 16, 2011 at 12:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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