Looking again at Twitter with more time for people to comment, the reaction is overwhelmingly negative. Lots of “it was horrible” and “the singing was awful” and “I’ve seen better tribute bands.” Yikes, too bad. It’s cool that NF got so much exposure and the naysayers always speak louder, but I do feel a little heartbroken that Neil’s big moment gets this sort of reception.
This issue seemed to be all about Stevie and Christine. Stevie's voice was dreadful. No range. Odd gestures. For Christine, I'm not convinced that her microphone was on. The camera never focused on her and I couldn't hear her voice. The background singers may have been covering for her. Neil was actually great vocally and seemed to hold the female voices together quite well. I haven't seen much at all online negative about Neil other than some folks want Lindsey back.