Tulisa Featuring Tyga - Live It Up

September 07, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Tulisa, real name Tulisa Contostavlos became an X Factor judge with Kelly Rowland and Gary Barlow, they replaced judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole. Tulisa used to be in a band called N-Dubz which also included her cousin Dappy and her then boyfriend Fazer. Now she has embarked on a solo career in dance music and she doesn't really get along with her ex-band members. This is her second year as a judge for The X Factor, she won last year with group Little Mix. This song features rapper Tyga, real name Michael Nguyen-Stevenson, who has been trying to hit the UK, but hasn't been doing well lately, this sure will be the song that will help him, hopefully.

"Live It Up" is Tulisa's second single after gaining a number one with her first song "Young". This song was written by Rico Love, Pierre Medor, Paul Love, Barrington Levy and Michael Nguyen-Stevenson. This song is more R&B/dance than the pure dance first single. It is more urban, and you can tell that Tulisa is finding herself in the music industry. I have to admit I didn't like it at first, but now I've played it a few more times, I really do like it, and I tend to be singing along to it without realising. It is released next week, will it chart well? Who knows? But she has difficult competition especially since Amelia Lily releases "Bring Me Joy" on the same week.

This music video is stripped back, and it's got a performance side to this along with the usual party on the beach that is so reminiscent of Cascada's "Summer Of Love". However they are on the same record label, so you sort of expect some similarities.

I haven't got much to comment on, I like the party on the beach but it has been done so many times, and the same with her kneeling in the water, didn't Geri Halliwell do the exact same thing in one of her music videos? Unfortunately this reeks of copies from various other videos, and there really isn't anything that sets this music video apart from the other similar ones that is out there.

Overall this is one catchy song that the more I hear it the more I want to hear. But it's video is something I wouldn't go out of my way to watch again, there's just no substance to it and seems more like a bunch of copied videos put together. However it does look like they enjoyed filming it and they look like they had a lot of fun too.
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