Monday, February 7, 2011

Super Bowl XLV: A Super Failure

If any of you watched the halftime show at this year's Super Bowl, then you saw the Black Eyed Peas perform. Like I said in my previous post, Top 40 music is too processed and unnatural. The Black Eyed Peas had one of the most successful albums in 2009, titled The E.N.D. This album had several extremely successful hits, including "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling", two songs that were played at the halftime show. Now, it was an absolute mess of a show, showing that autotune is primarily put in songs to aid those who can't sing in tune, instead of just creating a robotic effect. In fact, the Peas had to bring in rapper Usher and legendary guitarist from Guns N' Roses, Slash, just to add a few seconds onto their already short show. Don't get me wrong, no band is given a great amount of time on the Super Bowl halftime show, but the Black Eyed Peas didn't complete one full song. It was either they felt they needed to rush through or they knew it'd be painful to sit through a full song. As it was, it was already hard enough to sit through their show.

Let's not forget Christina Aguilera's performance of America's national anthem. She. Forgot. A. Line. In. Our. National. Anthem. Now, normally I wouldn't care if someone forgot just one lyric, but when you are a Grammy-winning artist who needs to know every lyric for their shows normally, you shouldn't forget a line, especially one in the national anthem. That's just unprofessional.

By far, this was one of the worst halftime shows. If you think about the previous Super Bowls, there were a lot better artists. The past years have had legendary artists, such as The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and U2. Those were 7 of the artists from the past 10 Super Bowls, and all of them put on a better show than the Black Eyed Peas. That's just my opinion, but I'm sure most of you will agree, this year's Super Bowl was absolutely awful.

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