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    Which one is correct:

    to perform a song or to perform with a song

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    It's ''to perform a song''.
    If you want to say that you want to sing a song...

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    I see.
    Is it possible, instead, to say: the performace of a song

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    It is, but if we are talking about some event, like Eurovision for instance, I wouldn't say:
    In few minutes you will see the winner of 52nd Eurovision contest, Marija Serifovic, and her performance of the song.
    I would just say ...and her performance.

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    The performance (or rendering) of a song also refers to the way it is sung. You can say that the performance was beautiful, brilliant, disappointing, etc.

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    thanks. Is performance or rendering a synonim of "interpretation"?

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    Execution, interpretation, realization, rendering, rendition, etc... Just depends in which context you'll be using it..

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    another question about performing.
    Is it better to say: to perform in a festival or to perform at a Festival?

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    Default Re: to perform

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    another question about performing.
    Is it better to say: to perform in a festival or to perform at a Festival?
    Either is possible, but if the festival is named after a place, use 'at':

    They're performing at the Reading Festival.

    (In this case, it's common to drop the words "the ... Festival": 'I heard Dylan at Blackbushe' rather than 'I heard Dylan performing at the Blackbushe Festival' .)

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    PS You may like to spot some of this language 'in the wild': Reading Festival 2007 :: Leeds Festival 2007, Tickets , Lineup , Rumours, Carling weekend 2007
    Last edited by BobK; 24-May-2007 at 14:09. Reason: PS added

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    oh thanks a lot. What about : to perform during the festival? In which way does the meaning change?

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