Last week, ‘Saturday Night Live’ viewers were forced to endure less than thrilling showings by Rihanna but this time, a performer with actual talent graced the iconic stage. Usher entertained the crowd during the Will Ferrell-hosted episode of the show with renditions of ‘Scream’ and ‘Climax’.
Usher will release his ‘Looking for Myself’ album on June 12th. He will also promote the record on May 20th at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which will also include performances by Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Nelly Furtado and Usher’s protege, Justin Bieber.
Watch Usher perform on ‘SNL’ below:
Despite several rough moments during his rendition of ‘Climax’ – performing an entire song in falsetto entails the obvious risk of running out of breath – Usher still performed a very entertaining pair of sets, especially with ‘Scream’. He is one of the few male artists out today who even bother to sing live and that fact is appreciated.
Thanks Mr. World Premiere!