I would like to bring something to the fandom’s attention as a whole. General misinformation has been spread and I, for one, cannot deal with this. Yes, I am talking about people believing last night (7/17/2015) being the first night Liam has hit the high note in the climax of You & I with confidence. I know, I am as shocked as you are.
Thus I would like to present a post entitled: Liam can hit the You & I glory note easier than he can hit a heavy weight and anyone who tells you different is a big fat liar
The first show after Zayn leaves for stress and Liam sounds fantastic. The second night in Manila he’s a little more quiet because the microphone is farther away from his mouth but he’s singing it effortlessly.
Jakarta is one of my absolute favorites because it’s one of the first times Liam sings the note with little to no intro, it’s almost as if he’s plucking the note out of thin air. Johannesburg night one and two follow that same formula, as does Cape Town and Dubai, with Liam ending on a (ha) high note.
Cardiff night one and Liam is back at it again, sounding even smoother on night two. Vienna is much of the same and in Brussels, Liam may falter but never falls. He literally decides to show off in Horsens, making his “note plucking” in Jakarta look like amateur hour - only Liam Payne folks. Oslo, Gothenburg, and Helsinki are next - what I love most if that if you didn’t know better, you would think Liam has always been singing this bit. Liam, the consummate professional that he is, never shows that it was just some part he picked up in the middle of tour. He sings it like it was made with him in mind while the song was being written.
This video from San Diego is the best I can do, unfortunately most have fans shouting over Liam. He’s controlled as ever in Santa Clara and fucks! it! up! in Seattle. I’ll give those people credit for thinking Vancouver was the first time Liam sang the note with confidence, it’s really one of Liam’s best. People who don’t really pay attention to Liam could mistake it for the first time he’s ever done it “like that.” Still, the assertion that he’s held back is almost insulting. If you think Liam would do that, you are really doing him a disservice.