2012 Awards Season
Mon, 21 May 2012 15:20:24 GMT | By Kevin Ritchie
Billboard Music Awards 2012: Best & worst moments

Worst conceptual performance: Usher



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Usher's latest club jam 'Scream' isn't the most complex song in the veteran R&B singer's songbook and yet someone felt that the banger might benefit from an ambitious stage show involving magic tricks and a Jekyl-and-Hyde dance off. Perhaps he was too focused on hitting his marks, but Usher seemed winded and a little out of sorts throughout the performance. It would've been much better if he busted out the falsetto on a rousing rendition of his far superior slow burner 'Climax.'

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