Ellie Goulding’s Best Live Vocals
On Monday (February 15), Brit singer Ellie Goulding may get her hands on her very first Grammy (she's nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Love Me Like You Do"). But, in the event she walks away empty-handed, you've now got convincing proof she was robbed.
Goulding, who first burst onto the American pop scene in 2010 with "Lights," immediately forged an uncommon identity in music with her daring tone: breathy, piercing soprano timbre mixed with ghostly, other-worldly textures. She's since carved out a spot in radio with songs like "Anything Can Happen" and "Burn," and in 2015, truly cemented her status as industry heavy-hitter with the releases of "On My Mind" and "Love Me Like You Do," the latter of which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Above, we've collected what we think are some of Goulding's very best live vocal performances over the past five years. From a piano-backed, mystifying rendition of "The Writer" at The Cherrytree House in 2011 to an acoustic "Anything Could Happen" performance in 2012 for On Air With Ryan Seacrest, Goulding's catalog of live sets takes pop to new heights and features falsetto most others couldn't reach with launching pads. It's no wonder she's selling out tour dates around the world.
Check out the compilation above, and see if Ellie lands her first Grammy at the big show — Monday night at 8 PM EST on CBS!
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