The stage is a difficult tool to master as evidenced by the horrible, no need to name music performance that made the news recently. Done right, a performer can light up the stage combing great music and costumes that steal the show. Lately, ill fitting costumes, ridiculous facial expressions and nauseating dance moves have become the norm on stage. I prefer a show of talent that draws out the energy of the crowd rather than shocks it. The stage becomes the canvas for the artist to express themself. No need for gimmicks to make up for a bad performance, these standouts show how to master the stage.