Remember when you were a child and you sang into your fan so that your voice would sound robotic like Optimus Prime from ‘Transformers’? Well, Chris Brown clearly enjoyed doing that so much that he fashioned an auto-tuned microphone for his performances on ‘The Today Show’.
Singing live for the first time in months, Brown delivered dance-heavy renditions of ‘Forever’, ‘Turn Up the Music’ and ‘Yeah 3x’ while being backed by a track and thick auto-tune. His appearance on the ‘Today Show’ Summer Concert Series was orchestrated to support his upcoming ‘Fortune’ album, which will hit stores on July 3rd.
Watch Brown in action on the ‘Today Show’ below:
‘Turn Up the Music’
‘Don’t Wake Me Up’
So, when Brown isn’t lip-syncing he opts to use an auto-tuned mic. It’s really a shame because he has the potential to be much better than that. If he would simply take a short trip to a vocal coach to build his vocal stamina then he just might be able to hold a note without the extra assistance.
Here is my advice: sing a live intro, dance then sing while doing basic steps, pause for a dance break and end on a high note. How hard is that for Brown to handle?