It is less about "knowing his material" and more about recovering from distractions.
A great explanation for why we call them "confidence monitor s".It is less about "knowing his material" and more about recovering from distractions.
Having toured with a number of well known, and very talented performers the teleprompter is used not because they don't know the show, but because it is so easy to be distracted.
Imagine being on the 150th show of a busy tour, and while you are singing your hit song you get a little distracted... A camera flash, or a laser pointer, or a clever sign an audience member is holding... then you think..." crap... is this the second or third chorus?... I think it is the second...." look down at the teleprompter, and see oops... yup, you are in the third chorus. song saved, and the audience will never know.
It is a useful tool for giving the crowd a great show every night, and laypeople would be suprised at how many great performers use one.
Six of one, half dozen of the other... Is there a specific name for them in the concert side of the industry? 'Cause as far as I can tell, it's the same equipment performing the same basic task.
Axl uses them, and look how mellowed out he is nowadays! Ozzy uses them, but nobody can understand what he's singing! Hey o! Wokka-wokka!
Saw this and thought of @What Rigger?Ozzy uses them, but nobody can understand what he's singing! Hey o! Wokka-wokka!
Bless you, child.Saw this and thought of @What Rigger?
And we mustn't forget the Babs, who claims stage fright kept her from performing live for years, until the telePromptR gave her confidence onstage.
I've worked Luis Miguel a number of times, with no incidents. Regular Miguel, OTOH, a real jerk. Rather than it being an impromptu move as claimed, he practiced the jump during rehearsal.