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The phrase I stay coming again to with Lizzo is “plain.” 

Her voice cannot be denied. Her power cannot be denied. And her skill to make you stand up and dance cannot be denied. She showcased all that and extra in her Coachella Weekend 2 set on Sunday. 

She wailed thru the similar set as ultimate week, however with out the entire derailing technical difficulties … smartly, virtually made it thru the entire set. 

All over her last track, “Juice,” which she self-proclaimed the track of the summer time — she’s all about sure and loving your self — there was once some type of glitch midway thru. Not like ultimate week, when the backing observe saved chopping out, this one was once no longer glaring to the gang. It was once one thing in regards to the ear piece Lizzo was once the use of that stopped operating. 

Lizzo plays on the Coachella Valley Tune and Arts Competition in Indio, April 21, 2019. (Picture: Jay Calderon/The Barren region Solar)

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She stopped the track, mentioned one thing to the impact of “Oh, hell no! I am not letting this occur once more.” And she or he endured the track the use of simply her voice, her DJ’s voice and the overflowing Mojave tent crowd to fill in the remaining. It become a amusing singalong, however identical to ultimate week, you have to inform Lizzo was once unsatisfied. Then she proved it. 

She grabbed her flute, which was once meant to be a part of the ultimate track, and performed some stunning trilly jazz flute, prior to announcing into the mic loudly sufficient for the technical crews of each weekends to right here: “Suck my (expletive).” 

OK, smartly that was once the unlucky ultimate short time of a display that delivered the whole thing there’s to like about Lizzo. Her campaign for frame positivity, her unwavering vocals, and her common skill to have a wide variety of amusing up there on level. 

She began out via belting her manner thru “Cuz I Love You,” a track she performed are living for the primary time ultimate weekend. That opener we could lovers new to Lizzo know that this lady can sing. I imply we are speaking about Aretha Franklin ranges right here. 

With that out of the way in which, she’s in a position to only get right down to the joys. Her subsequent 3 songs “Worship,” “Water Me” and “Scuse Me” are simply undeniable birthday party igniters. Dance jams. Feminine chronic anthems. No matter you need to name them.

And talking of dancers, Lizzo has a skilled troupe of dancers she calls “The Large Women” who display there are not any boundaries when it is time to get down. She even had a couple of “giant boys” smash it down on level to the pleasure of the gang. 

Lizzo soaked within the second mid-set as an image of her was once on display screen, the huge crowd merely went right into a roar. She type of stopped what she was once about to mention and simply smiled and listened to the gang’s sure reinforcement. A “Hallelujah” second for her, which was once becoming for a collection she began via announcing “Welcome to the church of self-love.”

As she did the primary week, she had the entire crowd sing “No Scrubs” via TLC after which stopped the track brief to speak about an actual scrub — Jerome. 

It is a complete track a few man who it sounds as if lives in Atlanta who did her flawed. Let’s simply say I am happy I am not Jerome. 

However particular person empowerment is indisputably the thread that runs thru her display. She preaches about, loving your self, by no means being anyone’s facet chick (Jerome, I am taking a look to your path) and being married to your self. Lizzo mentioned she did that and it was once a stupendous marriage ceremony, “The bride regarded stunning and the bride regarded stunning” she joked. 

Individuals are hiking over themselves to get at the Lizzo hype teach, as evidenced via the truth that her album “Cuz I Love You” — which got here out Friday — is already No. 1.

And I say cross forward and hop on board, too. If her two Coachella units are any indication, it is going to be a amusing trip, even with a couple of bumps, however no matter occurs it is transferring complete steam forward.

Shad Powers is a columnist for The Barren region Solar. Succeed in him at


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