Fans reveal the 7 musicians you should never pay to see live

Fans reveal the 7 musicians you should never pay to see live

There's nothing quite like seeing a live performance. There's haggling for the tickets, the excitement in the days leading up to it, and then, of course, the thrill of seeing your favourite musical artist live. But although we may listen to their records ad nauseam, we also know that some musicians sound much better after a few rounds of autotune.

Case in point: these seven pop-stars, who you should stick to listening to on the radio...

1. Lana Del Rey 

The songstress's now-infamous performance on Saturday Night Live back in 2012 was not just pitchy but plain awkward. And according to the Cheat Sheet, it tops almost all of the worst live performances lists.

2. Miley Cyrus 

Though her vocal prowess can't be doubted, fans have been thrown off by Miley's questionable dance moves. Whether she's pole dancing at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards or twerking with Robin Thicke at the 2013 VMA's, for some this kind of risqué behaviour has proved to be too much.

Additionally, The Guardian reports that her 2015 stadium show in Chicago was disappointing; the pop-star forgot her lyrics, the band seemed unrehearsed, and there were awkward moments galore.

3. Selena Gomez 

On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon back in 2015, Selena seriously struggled to hit the high notes in Same Old Love.

4. Kesha

After Kesha performed on Saturday Night Live in 2010, she was branded the "worst act of all time". There were gaudy, neon costumes, bizarre dance moves, and at one point, Kesha even asked the audience "Does anyone ever stop to think that maybe we are the aliens?"

5. Katy Perry 

The Grammy-nominated singer has had several performances that have - literally - fallen flat. After someone leaked the live mic feed of her rendition of Roar, fans pointed out that her vocals were all over the place.

6. The Black Eyed Peas 

Their 2004 Super Bowl halftime show was heavily criticised for being boring. According to Rolling Stone, it is regarded as the worst halftime show of all time for the light-up robot costumes, the duet with Slash and their cover of I've Had the Time of My Life.

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7. Taylor Swift 

Taylor has been disparaged time and time again for her live shows, with critics saying that she can be off key and nasally. Her performance of Shake It Off at the 2014 VMAs was especially slammed as the songstress sounded out of breath throughout the entire performance, even when she wasn't running around the stage.

Well, that's one way to save on a couple of pennies, eh?