Once Kaleidoscope Dream dropped the comparisons began. Not to jump on the bandwagon that is certain to continue, but Miguel channeled Prince in his performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Instead of performing the obvious “Adorn” or “Do You” Miguel went with the guitar-heavy rock-ish track “The Thrill.” The garage rock sound of the song allowed for an energized Miguel to actually do more than stand on the stage and sing.
Miguel’s stage presence, even for live TV, commands your attention. He wasn’t afraid to jump around or croon into the mic while on his knees.The turn and spin move is reminiscent of the groups like The Temptations who weren’t necessarily dancers but did moves on stage to keep the audience entertained. But back to the Prince comparisons. Miguel’s whole style, the impossibility of truly labeling him any one genre, his smooth rockstar presence on stage, it’s obvious Miguel has studied his predecessor. And its paid off.
Miguel Performs “The Thrill” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ [Idolator]
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