Gossip perform “Candle In The Wind” for An awkward Cannes audience
Friday, May 18 2012
“Tough crowd!” Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto exclaimed halfway through the song. “You know what they say, you can love it or hate it, I still get paid.”
Gossip are getting a taste of the Cannes, and it’s pretty bitter. The group performed Elton John‘s “Candle In The Wind” during the opening ceremony of the film festival, though it can’t be said they recieved the warmest reception.
The crowd stayed mostly silent during the performance, forcing Ditto to ask, “Are you alive?” One can’t particularly blame the audience for their lack of excitement — their arrangement sounded off, and Beth fumbled with the lyrics a bit. Thankfully, the group fared a bit better when they performed their single ”Perfect World” for the Cannes festgoers on Le Grand Journal.