I’ve always believed that the only thing standing between Alice Smith and worldwide domination has been a larger platform. While the indie darling has always rocked the world of her fans, with pipes as powerful as hers, it’s damned near criminal that more of the world isn’t aware of her talent. Last night’s Black Girls Rock! provided just the right vehicle to drive her straight to the top as she wowed BET viewers with her fiery hot rendition of CeeLo Green and Melanie Fiona‘s “Fool For You.” While she first tackled the song last year and again on her album She released earlier this year, it felt like I was hearing it for the first time again. The last performance of the night proved to be one of its highlights as Smith roared through the song with a barely contained energy. Looking absolutely flawless in a bodycon animal print dress, her performance was the perfect way to cap off a night of heart-warming and inspiring tributes. And while following behind an equally rousing performance by none other than Patti LaBelle would be enough to outshine even the most seasoned performer, Smith effortlessly rose to the challenge and brought the audience to its feet. There’s no doubt that she earned more than a few new fans last night. If you missed the show, check out the video after the bounce and see why this performance had Smith trending on Twitter long after she sang her last note.
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