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People Are Finally Changing Their Tune On Dua Lipa's Live Performances After Making Her A Viral Meme

So, Dua Lipa has finally received praise for her live performance skills, and based on how the internet treated her in the past, it's long overdue.

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It's fair to say that Dua has become "that girl" and solidified herself as a major pop star with multiple Grammy and Billboard award nominations and wins. But people have been critical of her live performances over the years, and now they're finally changing their tune.

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Last weekend, Dua was at the 2024 Brit Awards amongst some of the hottest celebrities, and it was a particularly big day for the "Houdini" singer.

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Aside from her nominations and wins, Dua got the night started with an opening performance of her latest single, "Training Season," joining the lineup of artists like Kylie Minogue, RAYE, Rema, and Calvin Harris.

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The dynamic performance was well-received, and many fans praised the choreography, high energy, and overall production, a complete 180 from past criticisms of her live performances.

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Back in 2018, Dua performed her first big single, "New Rules," at the 2018 Brit Awards, and her freshman performance sparked the "Go girl, give us nothing" meme after a fan commented on the live performance.

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Dua became aware of the memes and addressed the criticism in a Vanity Fair interview. “I just wanted to make sure that this time around, I was very much in control of the fact that I’m going to do the music, then I’m going to rehearse. And then when I come in and I do the performances, they’re all going to be amazing. I’m going to prove to people that I can do this and that I’m here to stay.”

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Now, Dua's live performance of "Training Season" was met with much more praise than five years ago, with folks highlighting how well she took note of initial reactions.

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It's been a big year for Dua since this is her second time performing this song at a major awards show. Last month, she sang "Training Season" and "Houdini" at the 2024 Grammy Awards.

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So, now that Dua has countless performances that show she can give the audience a proper show, can we put the "go girl, give us nothing" moment behind us?

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Go girl, give us everything!