Alicia Keys has been hit or miss with her live performances during the last few months but last evening at the 2013 NBA All-Star game, her vocal cords finally packed up their belongings and left. On the bright side, their neighbouring body parts, abdominals and clear skin, stayed behind to help Keys look good during her set.
Everything seemed fine when Keys started her NBA All-Star show with a rendition of “Empire State of Mind (Part 2)” but things quickly fell apart when she tried to sing “Girl on Fire”. Despite the lower key of the revamped version of the tune, the diva still struggled to hit the right notes and her voice noticeably cracked on numerous occasions.
Keys then attempted to finish her set with performances of “No One” – as in no one told her that singing that tune was a bad idea – and “New Day”. What resulted were several uncomfortable moments for Jay-Z, Beyonce and John Legend, who probably looked on from the crowd and wondered if they could politely sneak out the back door without hurting their friend’s feelings.
Watch Keys perform at the NBA All-Star Game below: