Cheryl’s Graham Norton performance receives mixed reviews
Cheryl returned to the stage on Friday night to perform her new comeback single on The Graham Norton Show.
The pop singer, who pulled out all the stops in a glamorous red jumpsuit that featured a daring sheer neckline and was adorned with sequins, belted out Love Made Me Do It after dividing fans with her controversial X Factor performance.
But some thought she wasn’t performing live and accused her of miming.
One wrote: "I might be wrong, but I sounds like Cheryl is singing the verses live and then miming the chorus during her performance on the Graham Norton Show – either way, I did not care for it, lol."
A second said: "Cheryl’s miming is bloody dreadful. Much like her new song."
Another took issue with host Graham referring to the star as the "Queen of Pop".
One vented: "Queen of Pop? Cheryl? Oh for God’s sake #GrahamNorton she doesn’t even make the challenger list. She’s way way way way way way way way way way way off…."
But plenty of others praised her performance and said it was much better than her X Factor one.
"@Cherylofficial Have to say you were fab on Graham Norton, so much better than on X Factor. And you looked more like the Cheryl we all know and love!
A second wrote: "Just catching up on the #GrahamNorton show, just watched Cheryl singing her song live she’s very pretty, was a great performance and l like her outfit."
"You absolutely SMASHED that performance on Graham Norton I’m proud," said another.
As well as performing the comeback track, Cheryl also joined Ruth Wilson, Steve Carell, Dawn French, Michael B Jordan on the sofa to chat with Graham.
Love Made Me Do It, which was co-written by old Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts, has only been picking up 59,000 Spotify streams a day – earning it a somewhat unimpressive number 136 spot on the UK Spotify chart.
That’s only 150 streams ahead of Justin Bieber’s Christmas ballad Mistletoe. Which came out in 2011.
By contrast former squeeze Liam Payne – who Love Made Me Do It is categorically not about –is collecting an average of 130,000 streams a day and sitting at an altogether more impressive number 38 in Spotify’s ranking.
Cheryl and Liam split in July after two years together and now share custody of their one-year-old son Bear
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