Nicole Scherzinger debuted her new single, ‘Run,’ on the X-Factor UK on Sunday, despite the complete flop of a laser show that was designed to accompany her performance.The former Pussycat Doll sang her new track in what is being called a soulful performance, even though the special effects she had hoped would accompany her didn’t happen at all.
Scherzinger had planned a performance replete with dazzling strobe lights and lasers, but was left rather annoyed–and quite disappointed–when she took to the stage and they didn’t work. Logging on to Instagram after her performance, she both vented her frustration and gave her fans a glimpse of what they missed via a few photos that were taken during rehearsals.
Alongside one shot of her standing on stage under blue lighting, the singer commented, “Thanku to the audience and fans at XF tonight for your support…
“I’m gutted that they had a malfunction with my entire production but wanted to share some photos from dress rehearsals of what we did planned for u. Hope you still enjoyed it. #Run.”
The second and third Instagram posts were captioned very simply with “#Run,” and “original #Run.”
While Nicole Scherzinger was no doubt very disappointed, what is most important here is that she performed flawlessly despite the special effects flop–and that’s a sign of a bona fide seasoned professional. There will always be glitches that are outside of a performer’s control. If they continue with their performance without acknowledging said glitches in front of their audience, they have what it takes make ‘the show go on.’
Kudos to Nicole on her X-Factor UK debut of ‘Run.’ It must have felt a bit unusual to once again be on the X-Factor UK stage. Nicole Scherzinger spent two seasons as a judge there following a one-year stint as a judge on the American version of the show. Returning as a performer rather than a judge must have given the singer a whole new perspective, despite the laser show debacle.