Rihanna served as a siren musical guest on the Halloween episode of SNL. Besides working with Andy Samberg as Shy Ronnie in the sequel to last year's Emmy-nominated digital short, she performed singles What's My Name and Only Girl (In The World) from her forthcoming album LOUD! The former performance was amazing with enough sex appeal to fill a room. The latter, however, was done in autotune and sort of lacking (in lack of better words).
See both performances, below:
What's My Name:
Only Girl (In The World):
That same night, Rihanna flew to London to perform on X-Factor and is said to have had some 'redeeming' to do. She performed Only Girl (In The World) with an elaborate set and definitely amped her vocals, this go-around. Neon Limelight said the performance did not fully 'work,' but I thought it was at the least, satisfactory!
See that performance, below:
The performance was definitely odd, but not loathsome. I like to think of Rihanna as an ultimate performer--a Reggae/pop version of Madonna (in the making), if you will.
Photo via That Grape Juice
Videos 1, 2 & 3 via Neon Limelight