As a singer and performer, I’ve often given Cheryl Cole a hard time on this site for being a) not the best live singer ever, and b) seeming less than interesting on stage.
However, I’ve got to say – based on several rewatchings – that Cheryl impressed me when she performed Promise This on last night’s X Factor results show. The singing was fantastic, I love the song (as I’ve already said), and her performance was lively. The dance routine was great – she showed a lot of personality and energy on stage for the first time in ages.
I know that often people criticise Cheryl for being one dimensional and not talented enough to carry off a solo career, but if last night’s performance was anything to go by, Cheryl has turned a corner. That was a performance I’d expect from a big name American star, not a former reality TV show winner and former WAG!
Well done Cheryl!