Rihanna delivers diamond vocals in her X Factor performance
Rihanna returned to X Factor UK last weekend and gave a killer performance of her new single, Diamonds.
She wore an extremely seductive, floor length, lace-panelled dress, sporting a shaved side and curly black mane. ‘Why’s she not getting wet?’ my auntie questioned as it ‘rained’ studio-style around the Bajan beauty a minute into the performance, before it poured down on Rihanna too, three minutes in.
As much as I like Rihanna and her music, much like Lana Del Rey, I could never deny that their live vocals have a disappointing reputation. This performance was amazing though. Her vocals sounded beautiful and it was a reminder of how well she can use her voice – coupled with her Bajan twang – perfect.
The performance came after Rihanna had just topped the UK album chart with her seventh album, Unapologetic. It marked her third consecutive UK number one album in three years.