Beyonce sprung back into action at the first show of her Revel Beach comeback concert series at Ovation Hall in Atlantic City last evening! However, instead of repeating her usual setlist, the diva included surprise tributes to Lauryn Hill and the late Whitney Houston.
To honor Houston, Beyonce performed a rendition of the true legend’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ as part of a medley with ‘Halo’. She also sang Lauryn Hill’s ‘Ex-Factor’ before launching into her own emotional song ‘Flaws & All’.
Watch clips from Beyonce’s first Revel Beach show below:
‘Run the World (Girls)’
‘Get Me Bodied’
‘Crazy in Love’
‘If I Were A Boy’
‘Flaws & All’
‘I Will Always Love You’/'Halo’
‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’
This is the Beyonce that we should all celebrate; a diva who allows her talent to speak for itself; no gimmicks, propaganda or psychotic fans to fight her imaginary battles. Before anything else, Beyonce is a brilliant vocalist and she proved that with this show.
Beyonce’s voice is definitely more weighted following her pregnancy but she still manoeuvred well through the music during the live parts of the concert. Yet, is she ready for a new album? Personally, I think it would be too soon for such a venture but that doesn’t mean that she can’t tour throughout the year and develop some original ideas.