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Destiny's Child : Toronto MuchMusic Studio
The all-conquering trio prove just about captivating at this peformance-cum-meet'n'greet...
The performance's electricity, however, is undermined by the sense of ennui during the Q & A session. "If you don't like Destiny's Child, then just shut up!" when asked about hateful internet postings. Eminem's name is also brought up, which causes D12 posters to appear on cue. After responding to some inane fan questions and going out for quick meet and greet, they get back to work. 'Say My Name' has Williams strutting around the exterior catwalk, but with each number, it's obvious this is Beyonce's boat, regardless of how close the trio genuinely appears.
The Richard Hatch-inspired 'Survivor' is run through a bit awkwardly just before another sit-down conversation. It's this interlude that seems to sap the crowd. Butts start shaking for the infectious 'Bootylicious', but only the ones belonging to the three stars onstage. Luckily, 'Independent Women' sets the ship right again. The group just about passes this no-brainer test. How well this works on tour remains to be seen.
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