Fergie is a terrible live performer

May 20th, 2008 // 171 Comments

Fergie performed/butchered the Heart classic “Barracuda” this morning on The Today Show (video after the jump). Talk about insulting. It’s a documented fact that I heart Heart. Anyway, during the song Fergie decided to pretend she was fellating her guitar player which, you know, hey, that’s rock n’ roll. But, for the record, her audience was stocked with parents and children, I shitteth thee not! I’m sure lots of questions were asked on the drive home particularly the always awkward, “Mommy, why did that man dress like a lady and make the baby Jesus cry?”

Photos: Splash News, Video: MSNBC
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  1. Nila

    Oh shit, she acts like a stripper and sings like a… well… stripper?!

  2. OhTheHumanity

    My entire body hurts from what I have just witnessed. I thought that trannies were good at singing and performing. Apparently, not so much. How does one do flips and keep it tucked back? For who so ever approved this idea of her/him doing THAT WHICH I HAVE JUST WITNESSED, I am disgusted by your judgment and may God have mercy on your soul. Just awful.

  3. Anonymous

    Sockittomesockittomesockittome????

    What the HELL???

  4. Kia

    Well… I’ve seen her sing worse. And it didn’t really look like she was fellating the guitar player. But the whole dragging herself on the ground in front of the 10 year olds was CLASSY.

  5. JR

    I watched about 10 seconds on NBC this morning and man it sucked!! Ended up watching Elizabeth Hasselbeck regurgitate some of Limbaugh’s hate.

  6. korina_jebediah

    Fucking HILARIOUS
    are you kidding me? gymnastics??
    and axel rose?/

    oh my…

    i can die now
    i’ve seen the end
    go ahead
    send in the clowns…

  7. mephime

    Wow. That was embarassing AND I thought I saw VPL (visible panty line). She should fire her publicist.

  8. VtFarmboy

    I dont think anyone has said a thing about the band sucking. Shes not bad even tho i would say her performance was totally inapropriate for the situation with so many kids and grand mothers in the audiance. and for thoes who think they know more about sound mixing than the professionals….. you can mix for both a live performance and tv at the same time. However it requires to entirely different systems and sound engineers. however any time you see one of these morning shows you know they are not going to do that. it wansnt bad but it wasnt that good…… and i still say the drummer sucked!!!!

  9. Cindia

    lmao. is all i can say.
    the kids faces read ‘oh the horror’ & to drag hersself in front of them like that? Come on. Dont then do a rehersal before she came on?

  10. robes

    well…..I’m not really a hater but…this was just bad….and for everyone who defends her ; name one other female (or male) “artist” under 50 who has pee’d their pants noticably on stage? A true talent she is….stay off the drugs girl

  11. BunnyButt

    Well, wasn’t that entire debacle embarrassing?

  12. Julia

    I love the one handed cartwheels WHILE she was singing … it’s smooth moves like that, that make her an awesome performer. Really awesome …

  13. 420

    I cringed through that entire video, that was just so awkward to watch… What the hell was she thinking??

  14. meanmofo

    What a freaking whore! I mean honestly,t here are kids present!! O yeah…the um… singing cartwheel flips were so fucking LAME!!

  15. amy

    She needs to get of the drugs and get her fat ass to the gym

  16. Shady

    ummm WTF was that???
    also what ass really thinks shes a great performer really?

  17. Turd Ferguson

    this woman is a fucking retard. i have never seen something so embarrassing.

  18. will.i.anint

    still a million times better than LONDON BRIDGES…..

    I was there at the pissy-pants concert… fucking smelled like carpet cleaner….

  19. LivewireT

    #26…Yes, that was the most EMBARRASING thing I’ve ever seen also!!

  20. Sasha

    At least she didn’t piss herself.

  21. Snoodle

    Those pants are a crime…and Jonathan Rhys Myers did the guitar player fellatio thing 1000 x better in ‘Velvet Goldmine’ :p

  22. Hamper Lint

    She looks like my 60 year old neighbor who has had too much plastic work done to her face ….

    Her stage act is nothing more then a typical bar band.

    Her moves were so douchie and forced … you can be sexy without doing all that.

    Oh well, give it a few years, she’ll be gone.

  23. Hamper Lint

    She looks like my 60 year old neighbor who has had too much plastic work done to her face ….

    Her stage act is nothing more then a typical bar band.

    Her moves were so douchie and forced … you can be sexy without doing all that.

    Oh well, give it a few years, she’ll be gone.

  24. Lester

    Fuck those parents for letting their kids attend a Fergie performance and fuck Fergie for dancing like that in front of children.

  25. Plobes

    oh
    bad
    my ears hurt
    as do my eyes

  26. Plobes

    oh
    bad
    my ears hurt
    as do my eyes

  27. Plobes

    oh
    bad
    my ears hurt
    as do my eyes

  28. just julie

    LOL how much is she trying to be like Juliette Lewis. Except for the fact that Juliette Lewis is fucking awsome and Fergie is…. well….. Fergie!
    What a fucking try-hard. Fuck off Fergie, stay with your shitty pop music.

  29. Whoa

    Honestly, the first thing I thought when she got on her knees beside the guitarist, is that she has horrible anal itch and is desperately trying to get relief with discretion by pretending to ‘sexify’ the dude. My cat does the same thing.

  30. Whoa

    Honestly, the first thing I thought when she got on her knees beside the guitarist, is that she has horrible anal itch and is desperately trying to get relief with discretion by pretending to ‘sexify’ the dude. My cat does the same thing.

  31. She should stick to studio recording only, and lip syncing her own songs on stage. As I played the video I think I heard an angel’s wings fall off.

  32. Jumpin_J is WRONG.

    ANN WILSON is the lead singer of Heart. Ann is the brunette and Nancy is the blond (guitarist).

    Fergie does not have the vocals that Ann Wilson does. Actually, very few singers do.

    Ron
    Heartmonger.blogpsot.com

  33. Phenomen

    what a sh_tty performance biatch looks like a good-looking woman of 50 so pathetic one question morals?

  34. Mal Gusto

    “Cuz, I’m the B- to the O- to the R – I -N-G”
    “My voice makes you wince and my pants I can pee.”
    “I’m Supercilious!”

  35. Joe

    Dear Rock Gods, Please punish her.

  36. b24

    Not exactly the most appropriate setting for a stage crawling rendition of Barracuda, other than the appropriateness factor I didn’t have a problem with her performance. I do take issue with the fact that her mike wasn’t loud enough and the rest of what the sound engineer was doing was pretty shakey bakey. The TODAY show has a reall sh***y sound system for live outdoor performance, and they really need to fix that. I have yet to hear a live outdoor perfomance where they just don’t completely miss the mark on the sound. Live instruments outside need a completely different sound adjustment compared to being in an enclosed space or with people simply speaking words. If you ask me, the TODAY show dropped the ball more than the performing artist did (as usual). still nice to at least be able to check out the clip, though. thanks for the upload.

  37. Cherry

    There isn’t much to say except that she massacred the song. And that was painful to watch.

    Not only did she massacre Heart, she murdered Guns n’ Roses. Seriously, w.t.f.?

  38. DON’T LET HER LIVE-PERFORM THEN!!
    It’s as simple as that.

  39. rebekah

    #29 you stole my thoughts.

  40. hello kitty

    The reason you cant TELL she peed herself is because shes wearing industrial strength rubber/latex pants

  41. Chupacabra

    1) SOMEONE is getting fired for putting that shit on.

    2) What was she thinking during that guitar “thing” – which wasn’t even a discernible “solo” thus not warranting any type of squat or kneeling posture as to “worship” that fat studio guy’s lame attempt at solo.

    3) She doesn’t have the range for that song.

    4) The cartwheels (which I had hoped she busted ass at least in one of them) reminded me of that movie, “Drop Dead Gorgeous” – seriously – stop everything you are doing and go get that movie now if you haven’t seen it already.

    5) I personally loved the Tawny Kitane-esque writhing in front of the two scared boy scouts on the front row.

    6) Finally, at the beginning, right before she started singing, they flashed to this fat white teenage girl from the Midwest with an ugly purple I heart NYC… sweatshirt on… I just want to say, that was the highlight of this clip for me, personally.

    That is all. carry on…

  42. Joe

    I’d rip into her like poppin a virgins cherry. By the way whats grosser then gross? Fergie doing a split and sticking to the floor HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  43. RoRod

    was that ashlee simpson??

  44. RoRod

    was that ashlee simpson??

  45. King Of Scotland

    hands up who wanted her to fall on her arse during the “look at me” flips?

    ….and also for music fans… we have another useless whore repackaging her shite record 2 YEARS after it’s release, DEARY ME the music bizness if FUBAR…

  46. OMG. I’m blushing.

    I especially appreciate the part where she’s crawling across the floor in front of the babies that THE TODAY SHOW placed at the front.

    Those gymnastics are really Rock n Roll, Fergie.

    (P.S. I’m so late to this party :( )

  47. #23
    #36
    #39
    LOL!!!!! (Thank you!!)

    #107 > I saw them too!

    (I told you I was late to the party…sorry…)

  48. Arguman

    Meredith Viera obviously has no idea who Fergie is.
    And thanks for murdering a classic Fergs.

  49. Arguman

    Ok, let me add that her voice is almost decent in this, though she struggles with some of the higher notes.
    It would have been better if she wasn’t trying to imitate Nancy Wilson, if she didn’t make a Guns ‘n Roses reference, and if she didn’t say Sock-it-to-me!

    But, seriously, “sock-it-to-me” indeed. Nixon would be proud.

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