We can definitely say that Alicia Keys had absolutely no need in numerous visual effects or a team of dancers to win the hearts of the audience during her performance at the 16th Essence Music Festival which took place on Saturday. Her major weapon was her perfect powerhouse voice flowing through a great collection of hit tunes and her beaming face from under a pile of curls reaching her shoulders.
Her number was introduced by actress Jada Pinkett a quarter past midnight. The star started with Love Is Blind, a song from her album The Element of Freedom released in 2009 and was continuing her performance in the mood uplifting and the intensity steady manner till her final song No One. Alicia Keys’ whole concert lasted for about an hour.
We know that the singer is expecting a baby at the moment, so, she disguised her baby bump by a roomy dress of emerald green-and black colour. However, she failed to hide her pleasure and satisfaction in singing before the loyal excited crowd.
Alicia Keys was awarded with the loudest applause of the whole night when she was performing Empire State of Mind Part 2, her current hit.