Taken by Taylor: Great voice. Check! Engaging personality. Check! Show-stopping dress. Double check! The singer pulled out all the stops during the Kuala Lumpur leg of The Red Tour at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil. - Photos IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star
Here are five things we learned from Taylor Swift’s maiden concert in Kuala Lumpur on June 11.
1. She can sing live
At the 2010 Grammys, Taylor Swift was lambasted by critics for her off-pitch performance with rock legend Stevie Nicks. (The Los Angeles Times called it a “strikingly bad vocal performance”.)
But when the seven-time Grammy winner took the stage at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil, last Wednesday night with State Of Grace, not only was the 24-year-old songstress pitch-perfect, she exuded an unshakeable confidence. It’s as if she knew she sounded good ... and she did.
“You’ll never hear her lip-synching. It’s not something she believes in,” said mother Andrea Swift at the backstage tour of the KL show, courtesy of lead sponsor AIA.
She testified about her daughter’s dedication, recalling an incident where the singer woke up while touring one day without her voice, yet insisted on singing live anyway.
“It’s her way of saying thank you to her fans.”