Usher: OMG Tour, Live From London (Blu-ray Review)

Usher OMG Tour Live From London opens with a black screen, where multi-million dollar R’n’B artist Usher  is praying to some sort of bible passage. Immediately after, his first song entitled Monstar plays, followed by an astounding, very well-choreographed dance number. Aside from the catchy song Yeah, I have never been a huge fan of Usher. I found his music almost as annoying as hearing the Black Eyed Peas singing Boom Boom Pow for the hundredth damn time. However, that is not the case here. I quite enjoyed Usher OMG Tour, I didn’t find it too irritating (aside from a few songs towards the end) and the film had really good technical aspects about it, which I’ll get into soon. If you are a fan of Usher, this is a must-buy. 



Some of the stuff put into this film was made solely for women to awe at. Early in the concert, the ENTIRE concert room becomes quiet, and Usher… Well takes his shirt off. Pretty awkward if you ask me, but when you see how hard this guy works and how much he sweats, it’s understood. I was happy that he started singing Yeah after that. His performance was honestly flawless. It is not an easy task singing in front of a live audience, and Usher handles it with great dexterity. About 10 seconds after the song ends, he disappears for literally five seconds, comes back, and his entire outfit is changed. Didn’t know quick changing was apart of the business!

While I would not classify this as “real music”, I can see why this guy has a following. He has got some talent. More importantly, he has one of the best falsetto’s that I’ve ever heard from an artist. Right around the eighteen minute mark, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Hell, I’d go so far as to say he sounds a bit like Michael Jackson at that point! I’m just saying, if he was in my choir class, he would definitely be one hell of a tenor (or maybe HIGH baritone, you never know). I can’t really point out any flaws. He’s a great live singer, unlike Taylor Swift (don’t get me started on that subject). Anyways…

Not only is he a great live singer, he is a pretty fantastic dancer! Okay, on to the flaws, which are, in fact, the lyrics to the song. Although these songs are so undeniably catchy, the music itself speaks as a joke to the greats like Led Zepplin and The Beatles (both fantastic bands that serve as REAL music). Usher is ambiguously provocative in his stylish type of entertainment, but pays off in the overall satisfaction of the viewer.

I feel as if I should give a recommendation, as hard as it may seem. Usher seems to have more of a female following based on the thousands of female audience members in the audience and the few gentlemen. This is a pretty short concert (unlike some other concert Blu-ray’s I reviewed in the past), and there is a certain amount joy watching this talented man wooing a large audience, yet I cannot find myself giving this a proper recommendation. If you are in no way familiar with this artist, it’s a rental. However, for any fan, this is a must buy.

There are 19 tracks featured here, and they go as follows:

She Don’t Know
U Remind Me
U Don’t Have To Call
You Make Me Wanna
Mars Vs Venus

Nice & Slow
Love In This Club
Lil Freak
Hot Tottie
There Goes My Baby
Bad Girl
Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)
Caught Up
DJ Got Us Falling In Love



Usher OMG Tour LIve From London is presented in 1080i (1.78:1). Needless to say, this looks magnificent. Since there are numerous, fantastic choreographed dance numbers, it really lights up on the Blu-ray screen. Color tones are all over the place (in a good way, obviously) and it never interferes with another color. Tones are very bright, most notably during the dance numbers, and impressed me. Well, most of the concert Blu-rays have impressed me quality-wise, but this is the most recent of them all, so it is only suitable that it looks best.


Usher OMG Tour Live From London is presented in DTS-HD MA 5.1. My speakers went berserker over this! I cranked the volume up 5 (10 is the loudest, while negative 70 is the softest), and while I believe that I may have broken an ear drum, it was totally worth it! Smooth tones throughout go hand-in-hand with some fantastic musical numbers that really set the tone for a wild ride. Hell, I would go so far to say that this is [almost] the real concert experience!

Special Features

I will not award those who give lackluster special features.

  • On The Shoulders Of Giants
  • New Look Spot

Final Thoughts  

Now I went into this thinking the worst, but I should have gone in a bit more optimistic because there is a certain amount of fun to be found in this concert Blu-ray. It features impressive video / audio quality, but falls apart in the special features department. It is definitely worth checking out if you have the time!



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