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    Wed, 15 Dec 2010 09:43:16

    Live Review: Bobby V and Jordan Corey at the "Home For The Holidays" Toy Drive - Bobby V and Jordan Corey dazzle a celebrity heavy crowd in Los Angeles for the 9th annual "Home For The Holidays" Toy Drive at SKYBAR...ARTISTdirect.com editor and "Dolor" author Rick Florino recounts...

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    The 9th Annual "Home For The Holidays" toy drive remained the brightest beacon of Christmas spirit on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood last night.

    Hosted by Entourage star Emmanuelle Chriqui and CSI: Miami's Eva La Rue, the "Home For The Holidays" toy drive exuded a warmth even hotter than the star power lining the Mondrian Hotel's pool at SKYBAR in support of the event.

    The packed party benefited Los Angeles-based non-profit organizations PADRES Contra El Cáncer and A Place Called Home, and the mountain of donated toys at the center of SKYBAR showed just how much L.A. can care. Added gifts under the tree were the two unforgettable performances of the evening from R&B's smoothest crooner Bobby V and rising pop talent Jordan Corey.

    Bobby V took to the forefront of the glowing pool and with a smile announced, "I'm happy to be here. It's for a good cause!"

    He then broke into his mega-hit "Slow Down." With a jazzy bravado and hip hop swagger, he immediately sunk into the hearts and heads of every lady in attendance. Bobby's voice elevated to heavenly heights, crooning out the sexy and slick chorus. He's got modern attitude a la R. Kelly mixed with a classy and elegant Luther Vandross-style swagger, and it stirred up the glitter-y crowd.

    Taking off his sunglasses, he prefaced his new single "Words," from his fourth forthcoming album, Fly On the Wall, declaring, "This song is from the heart. It's saying words don't mean a thing to me."

    It's all about action for Bobby, and he shined grooving to his band while perfectly delivering each and every verse of the undeniable new jam. His much loved cut with Lil Wayne, "Mrs. Officer", kick-started the party as a sleek and funky guitar beat flawlessly mirrored the singer's pristine falsetto during the "siren" sound.

    Bobby ended it with a little more Christmas spirit before walking off into the night victorious and beaming. If this is any indication, Fly On The Wall is bound to be the R&B record of 2011…

    As the perfect prelude to Bobby V, Jordan Corey performed an inspired and invigorating acoustic set first. Her sultry voice conjured Stevie Nicks and Fiona Apple with a modern vigor and vibrancy. Jordan lifted spirits with the swirling hook on "Truth," while "Lady" pulsated with sexy soul. Her hypnotic take on "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" brandished a newfound fire that heated up the entire venue.

    This wasn't your normal L.A. event. It was genuine, teeming with love and a little good old fashioned soul from Bobby V and Jordan Corey.

    —Rick Florino
    12.15.10


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